Founded in 1967, the Monterux Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the most prestigious annual music events in the world. The extraordinary list of artists who have played there is drawn from across the musical spectrum and from around the world. Now, with the consent of the festival and the artists, Eagle Vision is making these concerts available for the first time. Deep Purple are one of the all-time great British rock bands and they have a long association with Montreux as immortalised in their classic song "Smoke On The Water" the climax of this 1996 concert from the Montreux Festival, which also includes favourites such as "Black Night", "Woman From Tokyo" and "Speed King". As a bonus there are five additional tracks from their return performance in 2000.
Montreux 1996: 1. Fireball 2. Ted The Mechanic 3. Pictures Of Home 4. Black Night 5. Cascades: I'm Not Your Lover Now 6. Woman From Tokyo 7. No One Came 8. When A Blind Man Cries 9. Hey Cisco 10. Speed King 11. Smoke On The Water Hard Rock Show (2000): 1. Sixty Nine 2. Perfect Strangers 3. When A Blind Man Cries 4. Lazy 5. Highway Star