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Lou Reed - Live At Montreux 2000


Picture: C+     Sound: B     Extras: D     Concert: B



Lou Reed is one of the most important music artists of the latter half of the 20th Century and he has never sold out or compromised his voice or art.  That is all too rare, but his Live At Montreux 2000 concert once again shows the great thinker in action with another ace band backing him and offering many of his thoughts and ideas uncompromisingly.  Instead of playing Walk On The Wild Side to death, though it is one of the all-time brilliant records, Reed offers some other great material that does not get enough attention:


1)     Paranoia Key Of E

2)     Turn To Me

3)     Modern Dance

4)     Ecstasy

5)     Smalltown

6)     Future Farmers Of America

7)     Turning Time Around

8)     Romeo Had Juliet

9)     Riptide

10)  Rock Minuet

11)  Mystic Child

12)  Tatters

13)  Set The Twilight Reeling

14)  Dirty Blvd.

15)  Dime Store Mystery

16)  Perfect Day



Here is a man who understands irony.  He is sly about how he pulls the audience in, in part because he knows they are smart enough to be there and to listen to what he has to say and he never disappoints.  This concert runs just over two hours and there is never a wasted moment, something you can only say about a handful of music artists and performers.  That also makes it yet another strong Montreux release from Eagle Eye music fans will not want to miss.


The 1.33 X 1 image is a little soft, but I liked both the colors and stage set-up just the same.  Sound options includes PCM 2.0 16bit/48kHz Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound mixes are included, the DTS 5.1 mix the best of the three and offers some of the best fidelity of any prerecorded Lou Reed material to date.  There are no extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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