Stevie Ray Vaughan "Live At Montreux 1982 & 1985"

Stevie Ray Vaughan "Live At Montreux 1982 & 1985"


Stevie Ray Vaughan
Live At Montreux 1982 & 1985
The Story
By the summer of 1982, Stevie Ray Vaughan was already a veteran of the Southern blues circuit. Desperately searching for his big break, he was asked to play "Blues Night" at the annual Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. Playing like his life depended on it, Stevie put on a fiery performance - full of future SRV classics like "Pride And Joy" and "Love Struck Baby." The audience could not have cared less. Every song Stevie played was greeted by an increasing wave of boos and hisses and he left the stage bewildered and heart-broken.

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.

Additional Facts
The DVD includes the songs from July 17, 1982: "Hide Away", "Rude Mood", "Pride And Joy", "Texas Flood", "Love Struck Baby", "Dirty Pool", "Give Me Back My Wig" and "Collins Shuffle", and from July 15, 1985, "Scuttle Buttin'", "Say What!", "Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love", "Pride And Joy, "Mary Had A Little Lamb*, "Cold Shot" (with Johnny Copeland), "Tin Pan Alley" (aka "Roughest Place In Town", with Johnny Copeland), "Look At Little Sister" (with Johnny Copeland), "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", "Texas Flood", "Life Without You", "Gone Home" snd "Couldn't Stand The Weather".