Live At Montreux Pal video cover

  Sleeve notes on Dennis Brown - Live At Montreux Video release

                       Live At Montreux   Dennis Brown     1979

Dennis Brown Live At Montreux DVD - Region 1 Dennis Brown Live At Montreux DVD - Region 2
aka Words Of Wisdom DVD

Magnum Music Group / MMG Video MMGV 001

[originally released on Joe Gibbs Record Globe (JA), Joe Gibbs Music (USA) and Lightning (UK)]

Dennis Brown – vocals Lloyd Parkes – bass Frankie “Bubbler” Waul – keyboards
Winston Bowell – rhythm guitar Lloyd Kerr – trombone Devon Richards – drums
Ruddy Thomas – percussion Ronald Robinson – trombone Junior Chin – trumpet
Dean Fraser – sax  Earl “China” Smith – lead guitar

Video Sleeve notes by
Nigel Molden

Dennis Emmanuel Brown belongs to that little elite band of reggae artists who have succeeded in achieving a true international stardom. Often hailed today as ”Bob Marley’s favourite singer” Dennis Brown has managed not only to achieve elusive chart success with “Money In My Pocket” but has also regularly performed in the United Kingdom and Europe.

This video cassette captures the artist at the peak of his performing ability during his considerable run of chart successes in 1979. He performed with the outstanding “We The People Band” made up of the cream of the Jamaican session world. The tour was fraught with problems not least of which was the enormous financial burden on promoter and record company alike caused by the overheads involved in moving more than a dozen people throughout Europe and is probably best illustrated by the fact that every one of the musicians missed their flight from Kingston!

In the midst of this chaos the tranquillity of Montreux and its superb annual festival was a welcome relief and became a special moment as these recordings clearly show. Dennis played two shows that night sharing the bill with Peter Tosh and it was only too clear that Dennis Brown had arrived in the minds of the European audiences. The second show continued way into the night and ended with both artists and their musicians on stage together. This video cassette has captured those concerts and as such is a classic not only for reggae fans but for all contemporary audiences.

The companion album to this Video cassette is on the Blue Moon label entitled
“Dennis Brown Live At Montreux” (BMLP 1016)

All subsequent DVD releases are identical to the original video release.

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