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Deep Purple: Live At Montreux 1996

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  • Actors: Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Steve Morse, Ian Paice
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Eagle Rock
  • Release Date: Feb. 1 2008
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000FG65SK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,986 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Deep Purple - Live at Montreux 1996

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Well, I just finished watching Live At Montreux and here's what I think about it:


An energetic show which brought back great memories from the Warehouse show later on that year. Great playing, great camera angles, and great sound. The only weakness in this show, here and there, was Gillan's voice. He totally messes up the lyrics in the second verse of Ted The Mechanic, and many of his higher notes - especially in Hey Cisco - are pretty flat. However, there are some songs that he just nails - especially the high note in the second verse of Woman From Tokyo and a few others. It was hilarious seeing Steve Morse play the Burn riff a couple of times in Speed King during the call/answer part which received silent answers from Gillan. As the liner notes say, it definitely would have been nice to see Gillan's facial expression during this part!


A pretty engergetic show with a huge vocal improvements from Gillan - regardless of the mistake in the lyrics to Highway Star and once again, though, he forgets to sing the "I am the echo of your past" lyric in Perfect Strangers.

All in all though, great performances by all, thank God for Steve Morse renewing the bands enthusiasm, and a very enjoyable DVD.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9e9250fc) out of 5 stars 33 reviews
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ee296a8) out of 5 stars Herb Alpert "Live" At Last! April 13 2006
By W. J. Bernardi - Published on
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Finally, a glimpse of what Herb Alpert sounds like in a concert setting. This was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July of 1996, the 30th Anniversary of the Jazz Fest. Joined by keyboardist Jeff Lorber, trumpeter Alpert displays his funk-jazz side and holds his own quite well. This is not the Tijuana Brass by any means, so the TJB fans may not get into this, even though the band goes through a funky version of "Lonely Bull" and a jazz version of "Taste of Honey". One of the big highlights is sax/flute/keyboard man Gary Meek, who is a perfect foil for Alpert's trumpet. Herb even encourages Meek to engage in a few cat-and-mouse riffs. It's my guess most people have never heard Herb Alpert in this kind of setting, so be prepared to be shocked. While the majority of this set is in a funky setting, the DVD closes with a gorgeous version of "This Guy's In Love With You", done with Herb and guitarist Tony Maiden (of Rufus fame). There are some humorous moments throughout as well. A definite keeper!

Incidentally, this sounds even better with the DTS Surround sound. Great sound and picture!
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ed1a5ac) out of 5 stars Awesome DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! June 19 2006
By Rickster - Published on
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I won't wax rhapsodically about Ritchie vs Steve, but instead I will just rate the dang DVD.

The musical direction is great. This compilation of tracks recorded at historic Montreux in '96 and '00 is just fantastic. The sound quality is better than most systems are capable of, so you'll probably get the best sound your equipment can give.

I own Purples Australia '99 as well as Scandinavian Nights, New Live and Rare, and the Come Hell or High Water reunion tour with Blackmore. Montreux is in the top two, and I have enjoyed it almost every night since it arrived last month. Paice, Morse, Lord, Glover and Gillan mesh perfectly [as always] and obviously have a great time playing together. They joke around occasionally, and theres a few surprizes that spontaneously erupt on stage [Sooo, thats 'funky Claude' eh? hmmm].

This DP line-up clicks extremely well together, and it shows [I can't believe I am the only one that noticed Gillan giving Blackmore the "finger" at the end of 'Paint it Black' on the High Water DVD. If you got it - watch the last second of that track .. BOING! Up goes the 'bird' at Ritchie, who should have gotten a butt kickin instead of just the finger].

If you are a purple fan, or just a music lover who enjoys those nice long live instrumental riffs of great rock & roll that highlight not only the guitarist but all facets of the bands talents, buy this disk. These guys blend better than Tequila and Lime. Theres plenty of deep-cut material on it I'd bet money you have not heard before and that in itself is reason enough.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa07c142c) out of 5 stars Herb Albert Live in concert 1996 wow,I Ive been looking for his music on dvd.This dvd is sure to please!! April 5 2006
By stewart L - Published on
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Wow Herb Alpert on dvd.Its about time.I really enjoyed this disc.The sound and picture quality is very good.I look forward to more releases of Herb Alperts music.And the disc is on sale 5 star rated!!!!! ENJOY!!!!! From Stewart L.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ee2c3a8) out of 5 stars Three great bands, all at the top of their game. June 23 2009
By David Zehring - Published on
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There's no doubt that Wayne Shorter is one of the most interesting artists in jazz, always probing as a composer and an improviser. This DVD is subtitled "Live at Montreaux 1996", but the "bonus tracks", recorded at Montreaux in 1991 and 1992, are every bit as thrilling to watch and hear.

The 1996 band includes jim Beard on keyboards, David Gilmore on guitar, Alfonso Johnson on bass and Rodney Holmes at the drums. Five glittering compositions and Wayne Shorter's always surprising improvisations are once again the high point. Beard's and Gilmore's inventions support, and the rhythm section is solid, but it's Wayne Shorter that provides the energy, as the listener waits to hear what he'll say next. The man was and is a treasure.

For my money, the two bonus track bands that play two compositions each are even more interesting, in no small part because each features Wayne Shorter's longtime collaborator, Herbie Hancock. The 1991 group includes Stanley Clark at the top of his game on acoustic bass and Shorter's Weather Report cohort Omar Hakim on drums. While Omar Hakim seems a bit ill-suited for this music, Stanley Clark is wonderful here, and Herbie Hancock is superb, especially as a soloist. "Footprints" is one of Shorter's most-often performed compositions, but this version starts off almost unrecognizable, then shifts to a half-time funk feel before finally reaching it's more familiar 6/8. Shorter's final solo chorus is particularly wonderful, as is Hancock's following turn.

The 1992 band belongs, at least in part, to the great Tony Williams. He's fierce behind his familiar big yellow Gretsch kit, alternating cymbal washes with explosions of tom-toms and snare. This band includes Wallace Roney on trumpet, and he plays well. Ron Carter is Ron Carter, as good a bassist as there ever was, and very good here. Once again, Herbie Hancock is superb.

The second great Miles Davis Quintet set a standard for musical improvisation that has never been exceeded, in my opinion. Wayne Shorter was integral to that effort, and his recordings before and after, particularly on Blue Note and with Weather Report, are among the best compositional and improvisational jazz ever. Get this DVD to watch and listen to a master, supported by great jazz musicians.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f7663fc) out of 5 stars All Herb Alpert's fans are lookin' for more videos April 8 2006
By Marco Aviles Benitez - Published on
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Very positive to find JUST ONE Herb Alpert's DVD, but I think maybe could be possible to produce more Herb Alpert videos, no hope finding it for the TJB era, so those "modern" videos who I remember saw it years ago in the earlies 80's, specially for the "Fandango" promotional videos (Fandango and Route 101 for example), also some cutting edges about the "Bullish" album (Where are all of there??? Only God knows).

For the rest, Bravo Maestro, you are giving a magnificent gift to all of your loyal fans, but we deserve some more of your better times and great music.