As fate would have it, this would be the most important single show Stevie ever played. In attendance at the festival were two figures who would prove instrumental in Stevie's subsequent rise to stardom: David Bowie and Jackson Browne. They immediately recognized Stevie's raw talent and limitless passion. As a result, Jackson Browne offered Stevie the opportunity to record (free of charge) at his own studio--the tapes that would be "Texas Flood"--Stevie's first studio album for Epic Records. In addition, Stevie was asked to play on Bowie's hugely successful "Let's Dance" album and tour.
Three years later, when Stevie was invited back to headline "Blues Night" at the festival, the crowd, now familiar with Stevie's songs and albums treated him like the conquering hero. And Stevie again played like his life depended on it - because, as we all came to recognize and respect, that was the only way he knew how. "Live At Montreux 1982 & 1985" is a two DVD set documenting this incredible musician's growth in that three year span.
Special DVD features include: Digitally Mastered, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, PCM Stereo, Discography, "Success In Disguise": An All New 30 Minute Documentary Featuring Interviews With Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, Jackson Browne and John Mayer.