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Live at Montreux – Collector’s Edition

George Benson | James Brown | Solomon Burke | Chick Corea Elektric Band | Eric Clapton | Joe Cocker | Albert Collins | Miles Davis | Ella Fitzgerald | Marvin Gaye | BB King | Paco de Lucia and John McLaughlin | Otis Rush | Simply Red | Nina Simone | UB40

Founded in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the most prestigious annual music events in the world. The extraordinary list of artists who have played there is drawn from across the musical spectrum and from around the world. In cooperation with Mercury Studios, this DVD collection allows an unseen musical journey through the history of the festival. The lineup reflects the broad range of music performed in Montreux and the special atmosphere of the festival. It is a timeless and unprecedented compilation. Including extensive bonus material such as a 30 min interview of Carlos Santa on Miles Davis after his passing in 1991 (30th death anniversary in September 2021). 

DVD 1: Ella Fitzgerald – Live at Montreux 1969
DVD 2: Miles Davis – Live at Montreux Highlights 1973-1991 
DVD 3: Nina Simone – Live at Montreux 1976 
DVD 4: Marvin Gaye – Live at Montreux 1980
DVD 5: James Brown – Live at Montreux 1981
DVD 6: Otis Rush with Eric Clapton – Live at Montreux 1986 
DVD 7: George Benson – Live at Montreux 1986  
DVD 8: John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia – Live at Montreux 1987
DVD 9: Joe Cocker – Live at Montreux 1987 
DVD10: Albert Collins – Live at Montreux 1992 
DVD 11: UB40 – Live at Montreux 2002 
DVD 12: Chick Corea Elektric Band – Live at Montreux 2004 
DVD 13: Solomon Burke – Live at Montreux 2006 
DVD 14: BB King – Live at Montreux 1993 with Bonus from 2006 
DVD 15: Simply Red – Live at Montreux 2003 with Bonus from 2010


Ella Fitzgerald: Give Me The Simple Life; This Girl's In Love With You; I Won't Dance; A Place For Lovers; That Old Black Magic; Useless Landscape; I Love You Madly; Trouble Is A Man; A Man And A Woman; Sunshine Of Your Love; Well Alright Okay You Win; Hey Jude; Scat Medley; A House Is Not A Home

Miles Davis: Ife (8/7/73); Speak: That's What Happened (8/7/84); Code MD (14/7/85); Pacific Express (14/7/85); Jean-Pierre (17/7/86); Heavy Metal Prelude (7/7/88); Jo Jo (21/7/89); Hannibal (20/7/90); The Pan Piper (8/7/91); Solea (8/7/91)

Nina Simone: Little Girl Blue, Backlash Blues; Be My Husband; I Wish I Knew; Medley (Stars / Feelings); African Dance; Someone To Watch Over Me; My Baby Just Cares For Me; I Love You Porgy; Liberian Calypso; Four Women; Ne Me Quitte Pas

Marvin Gaye: Time (To Get It Together); Got To Give It Up; A Funky Space Reincarnation; After The Dance; Come Get To This; Let’s Get It On; After The Dance; Medley (If This World Were Mine / Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing / Ain’t No Mountain High Enough); How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You); Ain’t That Peculiar; I’ll be Doggone; I Heard It Through The Grapevine; Trouble Man; Distant Lover; Inner City Blues; Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology); What’s Going On 

James Brown: Payback; It’s Too Funky In Here; Gonna Have A Funky Good Time; Try Me; Get On The Good Foot; It‘s A Man‘s Man‘s Man‘s World; Prisoner Of Love; I Got The Feelin‘; Hustle (Dead On It); Papa‘s Got A Brand New Bag; I Got You (I Feel Good); Please, Please, Please; Jam; Sex Machine; Hot Pants Road; Funky Men; Honky Tonk Popcorn; Living In America; Sex Machine

Otis Rush & Friends featuring Eric Clapton and Luther Allison: Tops; I Wonder Why (Will My Man Be Home Tonight); Lonely Man; Gambler's Blues; Natural Ball; Right Place, Wrong Time; Mean Old World; You Don't Love Me; Crosscut Saw; Double Trouble; All Your Love (I Miss Loving); Every Day I Have The Blues; If I Had Any Sense

George Benson: Feel Like Making Love; Off Broadway; Weekend In L.A.; Omar's Tune; Lady Love Me; Love Ballad; Moody's Mood; Beyond The Sea; Affirmation; My Latin Brother; Love X Love; In Your Eyes; The Greatest Love Of All; Hindsight 20/20; Never Give Up On A Good Thing; Turn Your Love Around; Take Fire; On Broadway

Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin: Medley (One Melody / My Foolish Heart); El Panuelo; Spain; Chiquitto; Florianapolis; Frevo; David; Sichia; Guardian Angel

Joe Cocker: Dear Landlord; You Can Leave Your Head On; Feeling Alright; Civilized Man; Inner City Blues; Just Like Always; Up Where We Belong; Seven Days; Shelter Me; With A Little Help From My Friends; You Are So Beautiful; Watching The River Flow; Guilty

Albert Collins: Iceman; Honey Hush; Lights Are On (But Nobody's Home); If You Love Me Like You Say; Too Many Dirty Dishes; Put The Shoe On The Other Foot; Frosty; Listen Here; Snatchin' It Back; Cold Cold Feeling; Frosty

UB40: The Way Yo Do The Things You Do; Here I Am (Come And Take Me); One In Ten; Come Back Darling; If It Happens Again; Homely Girl; Kingston Town; Reggae Music; Don't Break My Heart; Love It When You Smile; Rat In Mi Kitchen; Rudie; Cover Up; Since I Met You Lady; Medley (Maybe Tomorrow / Anything Mi Chat); Johnny Too Bad; Wear You To The Ball; Red, Red Wine; Can’t Help Falling In Love (With You); Cherry On Baby; Many Rivers To Cross

Chick Corea Elektric Band: Port View; Check Blast; Mistress Luck - A Portrait; Mistress Luck - A Party; View; Johnny's Landing; Alan Corday; The Long Passage; C.T.A; Eternal Child; Got A Match? (Jam and Main Song); Spain; Blue Mile

Solomon Burke: Baby What You Want Me To Do; Cry To Me; Diamond In Your Mind; Got To Get You Off My Mind / Having A Party; We Live So Close To One Another; I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free; Down In The Valley; Georgia On My Mind; (Sitting On) The Dock Of the Bay / Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song) /  Stand By Me / In The Midnight Hour; Just Out Of Reach / He'll Have To Go / I Almost Lost My Mind / It's Just A Matter Of Time; Detroit City; Don't Give Up On Me; Johnny B. Goode / Lucille / Tutti Frutti; What A Wonderful World; I Will Survive; None Of Us Are Free; The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow / This Little Light Of Mine; That’s How I Got To Memphis; May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You; Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / When The Saints Go Marching In

BB King: Fanfare; Six Pack; Two I Shoot Blues; B.B. King Intro; Let the Good Times Roll; When It All Comes Down (I’ll Still Be Around); Chains of Love; Caldonia; All Over Again; Since I Met You Baby; Playing With My Friends; Ain’t Nobody Home; Why I Sing The Blue (inst.); Blues Man; Rock Me Baby; Please Accept My Love; The Thrill Is Gone; Why I Sing The Blues; When Love Comes To Town; Guess Who

Simply Red: Sad Old Red; Enough; Lost Weekend; New Flame; Night Nurse; Something For You; You Make Me Feel Brand New; Home Loan Blues; Stars; Fake; Come To My Aid; Thrill Me; The Right Thing;  Something Got Me Started; Holding Back The Years; Money's Too Tight To Mention; Fairground; Sunrise




Facts DVD

Item number
UPC number
Region code
Picture format
NTSC 16:9 & 4:3
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
1584 mins
Details running time
DVD 1: 66mins; DVD 2: 133mins; DVD 3: 111mins; DVD 4: 100mins; DVD 5: 113mins; DVD 6: 88mins; DVD 7: 103mins; DVD 8: 91mins; DVD 9: 73mins; DVD 10: 102mins; DVD 11: 97mins; DVD 12: 167mins; DVD 13: 116mins; DVD 14: 99mins; DVD 15: 124mins
Booklet notes
English, German, French
No. of discs
1969 - 2010
James Brown: Live at Montreux 1981 and 1995
Nina Simone: Live at Montreux 1987 and 1990
BB King - Live at Montreux 2006
Simply Red - Live at Montreux 2010
30 min interview of Carlos Santa on Miles Davis after his passing in 1991 (30th death anniversary in September 2021)