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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Live at Montreaux 1982 and 1985 (2004)
IMDb Rating 7
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Stevie Ray Vaughan Himself (Guitar, Vocals)
Tommy Shannon Himself (Bass) (as Double Trouble)
Chris Layton Himself (Drums) (as Double Trouble)
Reese Wynans Himself (Organ) (as Double Trouble)
Johnny Copeland Himself (Vocals, Guitar)
Double Trouble
Jackson Browne Himself (documentary)
John Mayer Himself (documentary)
Plot
If you have even a passing interest in Stevie Ray Vaughan's peerless mastery of urban blues guitar, you must own Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985. Spaced almost exactly three years apart, these concerts (60 and 93 minutes, respectively) represent the Texan blues god at his fiery best, with Double Trouble (drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon) laying the solid foundation upon which SRV built a Fender-driven sound as fierce as it was perfectly refined. The '82 show was truly "success in disguise," because despite booing from a festival audience lulled by a day of acoustic blues, and the stunned dejection that SRV felt after persevering through a uncompromising set, this was the turning point in SRV's career, leading to post-show encounters with Jackson Browne and David Bowie, who proved instrumental in bringing Stevie's music to an appreciative global audience.

When Stevie, Chris, and Tommy returned to Switzerland three years later, with organist Reese Wynans adding rich new dimension to the Double Trouble sound, the Montreux crowd was primed for a rip-snorting set, and SRV's jubilant response is a joyous thing to witness. One of SRV's favorite bluesmen, Johnny Copeland, appears for a three-song triumph in a set that's uniformly superior and ecstatically energized. Basic three-camera coverage is all you need, although guitar students--for whom this DVD is a godsend--will surely wish for more emphasis on SRV's picking and fretwork. Recording quality is superb in the Montreux tradition, with 5.1-channel remixes that surpass the original masters. A splendid 23-minute documentary features retrospective interviews with Layton, Shannon, Browne, and John Mayer, and the accompanying booklet includes a heartfelt reminiscence from Bowie. Stevie Ray may be gone, but Live at Montreux ensures that his gold-standard legacy will endure. --Jeff Shannon

Movie Details
Genre Music
Producer John Jackson; Michael B. Borofsky
Studio Sony Entertainment
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 160 mins
Movie Release Date 9/7/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 452
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 4/26/2005
Product Details
Region Region
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 074645863092
Release Date 9/14/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
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