Essential Montreux

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Essential Montreux
Live album by Gary Moore
Released June 16th, 2009
Recorded July 7th, 1990 - July 6, 2001
Genre Hard rock, Blues Blues-Rock
Length 366.27
Label Eagle Rock
Producer Claude Nobs - Montreux Sounds / Terry Shand and Geoff Kempin - Eagle Rock
Gary Moore chronology
Bad For You Baby
(2008)
Essential Montreux
(2009)
Live at Montreux 2010
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Essential Montreux is a special edition, five CD box-set, by Northern Irish, Blues-Rock guitarist and singer, Gary Moore. The box-set features five out of the six performances Gary Moore made at the Montreux Jazz Festival. His live performances at Montreux that feature in this box-set are Live at Montreux 1990, 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001.

There are in total, sixty songs between the 5 cds with an approximate total playing time of six hours.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1: Live at Montreux 1990
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)"   Otis Rush 4:05
2. "Midnight Blues"   Moore 6:27
3. "You Don't Love Me"   Willie Cobbs 3:49
4. "Texas Strut"   Moore 12:59
5. "Moving On"   Moore 2:54
6. "Too Tired"   Watson/Davies/Bihari 3:49
7. "Cold Cold Feeling"   Jessie Mae Robinson 8:16
8. "Farther Up the Road"   Rubey, Veasey, Don D 5:27
9. "King of the Blues"   Moore 6:27
10. "Stop Messin' Around"   Adams, Green 4:32
11. "The Blues Is Alright"   Campbell 7:18
12. "The Messiah Will Come Again"   Roy Buchanan 10:34

Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 7 July 1990

Disc 2: Live at Montreux 1995
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "If You Be My Baby"   Adam, Green 5:53
2. "Long Grey Mare"   Green 3:14
3. "Oh Pretty Woman"   A.C. Williams 5:05
4. "I Loved Another Woman"   Green 6:18
5. "Merry-Go-Round"   Green 5:38
6. "The Stumble"   King, Thompson 3:20
7. "Need Your Love So Bad"   Mertis John Jr 8:07
8. "You Don't Love Me"   Cobbs 5:13
9. "Key to Love"   Mayall 2:22
10. "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)"   Rush 4:16
11. "Since I Met You Baby"   Moore 3:27
12. "The Blues Is Alright"   Campbell 8:55
13. "Stop Messin' Around"   Adams, Green 6:20
14. "Jumping at Shadows"   Bennett 4:37

Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 16 July 1995

Disc 3: Live at Montreux 1997
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "One Good Reason"   Moore 3:09
2. "One Fine Day"   Moore 4:18
3. "Cold Wind Blows"   Moore 6:40
4. "I've Found My Love in You"   Moore 8:25
5. "Always There for You"   Moore 6:15
6. "Oh Pretty Woman"   A.C. Williams 4:38
7. "Walking by Myself"   Rogers 4:16
8. "Business as Usual"   Moore 13:18
9. "Out in the Fields"   Moore/Lynott 7:50
10. "Over the Hills and Far Away"   Moore 6:21
11. "Parisienne Walkways"   Moore/Lynott 11:14

Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 9 July 1997

Disc 4: Live at Montreux 1999
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Walking by Myself"   Rogers 4:14
2. "Since I Meet You Baby"   Moore 3:38
3. "Need Your Love So Bad"   Mertis John Jr 7:22
4. "Tore Down"   Thompson 4:00
5. "You Don't Love Me"   Cobbs 4:43
6. "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)"   Rush 4:32
7. "Still Got the Blues (For You)"   Moore 6:35
8. "Too Tired"   Watson/Davies/Bihari 4:24
9. "The Sky Is Crying"   James, Lewis, Robinson 11:34
10. "Farther Up the Road"   Don D. Robey, Veasey 6:21
11. "Fire"   Hendrix 3:09
12. "Parisienne Walkways"   Moore/Lynott 11:31

Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 7 July 1999

Disc 5: Live at Montreux 2001
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You Upset Me Baby"   Bhari, King 3:21
2. "Cold Black Night"   Moore 4:19
3. "Stormy Monday"   T-Bone Walker 7:14
4. "Oh Pretty Woman"   A.C. Williams 4:41
5. "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)"   Rush 5:14
6. "Still Got the Blues (For You)"   Moore 7:16
7. "Too Tired"   Watson/Davies/Bihari 9:51
8. "How Many Lies"   Moore 7:27
9. "Fire"   Hendrix 3:56
10. "Enough of the Blues"   Moore 8:05
11. "The Prophet"   Moore 7:14

Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 6 July 2001

Personnel[edit]

Live at Montreux 1990

  • Gary Moore - Lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Don Airey - Keyboards
  • Andy Pyle - Bass guitar
  • Graham Walker - Drums
  • Frank Mead - Alto saxophone, harmonica
  • Nick Pentelow - Tenor saxophone
  • Nick Payn - Baritone saxophone
  • Martin Drover - Trumpet
  • Albert Collins (Special guest) Tracks 6, 7, 8, 9 & 11

Live at Montreux 1995

  • Gary Moore - Lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Tommy Eyre - Keyboards
  • Nick Payn - Baritone saxophone
  • Nick Pentelow - Tenor saxophone
  • Andy Pyle - Bass guitar
  • Graham Walker - Drums

Live at Montreux 1997

Live at Montreux 1999

  • Gary Moore - Lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Vic Martin - Keyboards
  • Pete Rees - Bass guitar
  • Gary Husband - Drums

Live at Montreux 2001

  • Gary Moore - Lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Vic Martin - Keyboards
  • Pete Rees - Bass guitar
  • Darrin Mooney - Drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Freeman, Phil. Essential Montreux at AllMusic