George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Live At Montreux 2013 (DVD)
2013, Eagle Rock Ent.
Yet another fine edition of the LIVE AT MONTREUX series of concerts. Eagle outdoes themselves on many of these releases and this is no exception. This edition captures George Thorogood & The Destroyers at last year’s infamous Montreux Jazz Festival. This was the first time they have played the iconic festival.
I am a big fan of these Eagle Rock LIVE AT MONTREUX DVD’s and Blu-Ray’s and this one is no exception. There are even instances where I wasn’t a fan of an artist until I saw the show. Some never turned me onto an artist but gave me a new respect for them. For this one Thorogood puts on an electrifying performance, blasting his way through some of his biggest tunes. Being unfamiliar with a live Thorogood show I thought that the sax in “Who Do You Love?” was appropriate seeing it is the Montreux Jazz Festival. The stage is simple as with most Montreux performances, just a few screens which suits the simple Blues based Rock that they play.
No surprises here as it’s exactly what you’d expect. A pure 100% music performance with no gimmicks. Thorogood & The Destroyers are all fine musicians and perform their music perfectly. The sound is real and does not appear to be touched up in the studio like many live recordings are. Kudos to Eagle Rock Ent. for another fine release.