Live at Montreux 1986

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This article is about Talk Talk video. For Eric Clapton: Live at Montreux, 1986, see Eric Clapton discography. For George Benson video Live at Montreux 1986, see George Benson.
Live at Montreux 1986
Video by Talk Talk
Released October 28, 2008
Recorded July 11, 1986, Montreux, Switzerland
Genre Rock, art rock, synthpop
Length 87 mins
Label Eagle Vision
Producer Claude Nobs, Terry Shand, Geoff Kempin
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
DVD Talk "highly recommended"[1]
Music Headquarter 8/10 stars[2]

Live at Montreux 1986 is a concert video release by the British band Talk Talk of a concert at 1986 Montreux Jazz Festival. The show was part of a tour that started in April 1986 to promote the band's recent album The Colour of Spring, and was to be their only appearance at Montreux, from their last tour.[1] The video captures Talk Talk at the peak of their career.[2]

For this tour, the usual trio of Mark Hollis (vocals), Paul Webb (bass), and Lee Harris (drums)[3] was augmented by John Turnbull on guitar,[4] two percussion players, and two keyboard players. As often, de facto fourth band member Tim Friese-Greene did not play on stage with the band.

Critical response[edit]

Bill Gibron, at DVD Talk, highly recommends the DVD, praising its "solid set list matched by equally effortless performance." He calls it "an excellent way to get introduced to one of the '80s best, and most baffling, acts." A German reviewer at Music Headquarter praises singer Mark Hollis for his charismatic performance and the band for their jazzy variations and improvisations.[2] A reviewer at the German MSN website was less positive about Hollis' performance and appearance, complaining about the singer's well-known introversion and his penchant for hiding behind sunglasses, as well as the backdrop (Montreux's design was in the hands of Keith Haring in 1986) and the 1980s clothes worn by the band.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Talk Talk
  2. Dum Dum Girl
  3. Call in the Night Boy
  4. Tomorrow Started
  5. My Foolish Friend
  6. Life's What You Make It
  7. Does Caroline Know
  8. It's You
  9. Living in Another World
  10. Give It Up
  11. It's My Life
  12. I Don't Believe in You
  13. Such a Shame
  14. Renée

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gibron, Bill (2008-10-30). "Rev. of Talk Talk, Live at Montreux 1986". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rev. of Talk Talk, Live at Montreux 1986". Music Headquarter. 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  3. ^ Webb plays a G&L bass and a fretless Fender Precision; Harris plays a Simmons kit with additional acoustic toms.
  4. ^ Turnbull plays a Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster, as well as an acoustic guitar.
  5. ^ Szameit, Jens (2008-10-10). "Rev. of Talk Talk, Live at Montreux 1986". MSN. Retrieved 2009-06-24.