Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

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Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby SoulForHire » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:32 pm

Now on Dime

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=372184

Elvis Costello and the Attractions Live at Montreux 1980.
Date: July 12, 1980
Location: Montreux, Switzerland

PRO Shot. Excellent Quality. NTSC
No menu but chapter marks for songs seems evident.
Cover art included.
Lineage Unknown.

Video Tracks:
NTSC 224 MPEG-2, 720 x 480, 29.97 fps
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Video bitrate: 8.00 Mbps

Audio Tracks:
192 MP2 stereo, 48 kHz, 224 kbps


The Show:

Accidents Will Happen (Audio problems first 45 seconds)
The Beat
Temptation
Secondary Modern
Lovers Walk
Don't Look Back
Lipstick Vogue
Clubland
From A Whisper to a Scream
Watching the Detectives
You Belong to Me
Mystery Dance
Help Me
Oliver's Army
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
Pump It Up

(Approximately 60 Minutes)

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby watercamp » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:28 pm

Looking forward to this, thanks

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby docinwestchester » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:51 pm

Really good - watching it now. It's not on YouTube....yet....

Great audience shots. Definitely captures the intensity at the edge of the stage.

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby migdd » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:23 pm

Any chance of the audio being posted on mediafire for us technodummies?

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby blureu » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:31 pm

[quote="docinwestchester"]Really good - watching it now. It's not on YouTube....yet....

yes, please upload to YouTube. Would love to have an audio version too.

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby docinwestchester » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:26 pm

Great show:

Accidents Will Happen
The Beat
Temptation
Secondary Modern
Lovers Walk
Don't Look Back
Lipstick Vogue
Clubland
From A Whisper To A Scream
Watching The Detectives
You Belong To Me
Mystery Dance
Help Me
Oliver's Army
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
Pump It Up

This guy's my favorite. The cameraman zooms in on him at the end of Watching The Detectives, which features an out-of-this-world bit of bass work by one Bruce Thomas:

Image

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby Azmuda » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:28 pm

Many thanks to scamp for the DVD repost. If anyone wants it, I've ripped the audio and tracked it, converted it to MP3 and uploaded it to mediafire in two zip files. Since it's audio extracted from a DVD, it was already very lossy, so there was no point in bloating it to FLAC, so this is just MP3. If anyone has access to a lossless version of the audio (extracted from VHS tape for example), please speak up.

Zip file part 1 of 2 (tracks 01-09) 36 MB -- http://www.mediafire.com/?iuh4bt5w5rq8t34
Zip file part 2 of 2 (tracks 10-20) 38 MB -- http://www.mediafire.com/?pk93g7mxahcj3l1

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby Ulster Boy » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:39 pm

Azmuda wrote:Many thanks to scamp for the DVD repost. If anyone wants it, I've ripped the audio and tracked it, converted it to MP3 and uploaded it to mediafire in two zip files. Since it's audio extracted from a DVD, it was already very lossy, so there was no point in bloating it to FLAC, so this is just MP3. If anyone has access to a lossless version of the audio (extracted from VHS tape for example), please speak up.

Zip file part 1 of 2 (tracks 01-09) 36 MB -- http://www.mediafire.com/?iuh4bt5w5rq8t34
Zip file part 2 of 2 (tracks 10-20) 38 MB -- http://www.mediafire.com/?pk93g7mxahcj3l1


Most of the audio is on the Superlative Live bootleg, which sounds great IIRC:

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... ative_Live

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby MatthewBest » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:18 am

Holy Moly - just watched "Oliver's Army" on Youtube. The backing vocals are terrible!

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:41 pm

http://www.elviscostello.info/articles/ ... 1101a.html


Elvis in Montreux in 1980
Uncut, 1999-11-01
- Allan Jones



"Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before" section



ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

JULY, 1980. I'm at the Montreux Jazz Festival, where for the first time they're holding a weekend of rock concerts in a break from whiskery tradition. Last night, The Specials rocked the house with a fantastic set featuring mostly new material like "International Jet Set". A couple of hours ago, Elvis Costello And The Attractions brought down the same house, their incendiary show closing a bill that had also included F-Beat labelmates Rockpile, Carlene Carter and Madness producer Clive Langer fronting a band, called The Boxes.

The F-beat mafia had driven into Montreux late that afternoon. From the terrace of the festivals casino headquarters, you could see Costello's converted Greyhound bus pulling up outside. A small crowd gather around its doors, stepping back smartly as they swing open on a gush of hydraulics, Elvis' legendary manager, Jake Riviera, leading his people off the coach.

One by one, they scramble off the Greyhound., Nick Lowe and Carlene Carter; Dave Edmunds and Rockpile; The Attractions. Then F-beat tour manager Andy Cheeseman, burly and officious in a NYPD leather jacket, easily picked out from the casino terrace. Behind him, Costello and his personal security man, Patsy, a permanent fixture these days following death threats in America after an infamously cantankerous incident that has almost ruined his career there.

Jake, Patsy and Cheeseman force their way through the crowd, Costello in the centre of the huddle while directions to the backstage enclosure are sought. The mood in the F-Beat party is sour and edgy, full of ill-humour, bad vibes and the potential for violence.

Sure enough, there's a nasty scene at the soundcheck. Costello starts by ordering the hall cleared of spying journalists, but a French photographer has been overlooked in the security blitz and Elvis goes berserk when he starts taking pictures. "Get the film off him!" he screams at his road crew, who swarm all over the continental lensman, who's thrown out of the building in a flurry of Gallic indignation. Then a festival lighting crew, up there in one of the galleries, turns a spotlight on Costello. He goes nuts.

"Tell that motherfucker to stop now," he rants. But the lighting crew either fail to understand Costello's ultimatum or are simply wilfully foolhardy. The spotlight remains trained on Elvis.

"Get those bastards out of there," he's screaming now, the road crew sprinting for the gallery like they've scented blood. "Get them all out. All of them."

On stage, The Attractions keep their heads down, no telling who'll be the next target of Costello's jittery paranoid wrath.

That night, I walk back from the gig to the hotel where the F-Beat bands are staying with The Specials' Jerry Pammers, Suggs from Madness and his wife, Bette Bright. Bette's raving over Costello's performance, particularly a new number called "Clubland", played for the first time tonight. Back at the hotel, Dammers has assumed the role of master of ceremonies. He's busy organising an outing to somewhere called The Hazyland Disco when Elvis walks into the lobby, still wet from the show. He looks crumpled, damp and tense. In many ways, of course, he's still smarting, from the fall-out of his infamous set-to in America with Bonnie Bramiett when he made some drunkenly ill-judged remarks about Ray Charles for which the US press had crucified him. Always fraught, his relationship with the English music papers is also at an all-time low. He thinks we're hounding unmercifully and that any chance remark he makes now that might be overheard by a lurking hack is going to end up in the pages of something like NME or Mebdy Maker, who've sent me out here. He's not, therefore, too pleased to see me.

"You can fuck off, for a start," he says with a mirthless little grin. "Where's your notebooks" he goes on, verbally jogging my elbow, like a drunk at a bar looking for a fight. "Are you getting all this down?" he asks, grinning without humour.

Dammers, impatient, has already left for The Hazyland Disco. Elvis quickly follows. Jake Riviera now makes an appearance with The Attractions and Dave Edmunds and Rockpile drummer Terry Williams, and we all set off for The Hazyland Disco, which turns out to be predictably garish. When we arrive, a seven piece cabaret band's on stage. They're dressed in matching white silk costumes and play what they hope might pass for soul music.

"Ah!" Jake gleams. "Dexys Midnight Runners."

The cabaret band's followed by a dancer who quickly starts cavorting around the stage wearing nothing more than a G-string and a toothy grin. A waitress takes our orders for drinks.

Costello is hunched over a table full of beers, deep in conversation with Dammers. For a moment, everyone seems in good humour, earlier tensions dissipating as the F-Beat party begin to relax. Then I feel a hand on my shoulder. It's Elvis.

"I hope you're taking all this down," he says, still apparently intent on making the evening as uncomfortable as possible. "Maybe you should be taping all this," he persists, his litany of provocation beginning to seem endless. "I'd hate you to forget any of this before you write it up for the paper," he goes on. He gives me a glowering outside-now kind of look and goes back to sit with Dammers.

"Good to see Elvis in one of his more cheerful moods," Dave Edmunds remarks, ordering another round.

The dancer on stage simultaneously relieves herself of her G-string.

"BRAVO," Attractions drummer Pete Thomas declares, applauding.

Two hours later, there are about 12 of us packed into Riviera's hotel room overlooking Lake Geneva. We've all been doing a fair amount of cocaine, but it's wearing off now and people are getting twitchy - especially Elvis, who' s on the prowl, walking the carpet deep into the night and early morning. Something I'm telling Dave Edmunds catches his attention, annoying him.

"You've been hanging around all night," he says to me. "Why don't you just fuck off?"

"Why don't you," Dave Edmunds tells him, "grow the fuck up?'

Costello, however, appears to be beyond listening to anyone. He now turns on Melody Maker photographer Adrian Boot, who's rummaging in his camera bag, looking for some cigarettes.

"If you get a camera out of that bag," Costello snarls threateningly, "I'll break your fingers."

Boot holds up the pack of cigarettes, smiles weakly. Costello looks disappointed, another opportunity for some sort of row or confrontation escaping him.

Jake's standing at the window. The sun's coming up over the lake. It's 6am, a cold grey dawn.

"Lake looks lovely this morning," Riviera says. "Yeah," says Elvis Costello, standing next to him, looking down at all that water. "I think I might go for a walk on it later."

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby Neil. » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:12 am

What a great, warts-and-all article - Allan Jones is such a good writer. Wow, Elvis sounded like a bloody nightmare in those days!

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby emotional_fascism076 » Sat May 28, 2016 2:59 pm

docinwestchester wrote:Great show:

Accidents Will Happen
The Beat
Temptation
Secondary Modern
Lovers Walk
Don't Look Back
Lipstick Vogue
Clubland
From A Whisper To A Scream
Watching The Detectives
You Belong To Me
Mystery Dance
Help Me
Oliver's Army
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
Pump It Up

This guy's my favorite. The cameraman zooms in on him at the end of Watching The Detectives, which features an out-of-this-world bit of bass work by one Bruce Thomas:

Image


My copy is missing Accidents Will Happen and it's not on Youtube. Can anyone post that track? Thanks
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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby docinwestchester » Sat May 28, 2016 3:16 pm

emotional_fascism076 wrote:
My copy is missing Accidents Will Happen and it's not on Youtube. Can anyone post that track? Thanks



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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby The imposter » Sun May 29, 2016 8:34 pm

I once had a bad quality video of this that I've mislaid. The available clips seem better quality than the version I had. The opening track "Accidents" sounds weird as stuff is being patched in from the desk. Can anyone re-up the entire broadcast somewhere please as it seems to have disappeared ?

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby docinwestchester » Sun May 29, 2016 8:42 pm

The imposter wrote:I once had a bad quality video of this that I've mislaid. The available clips seem better quality than the version I had. The opening track "Accidents" sounds weird as stuff is being patched in from the desk. Can anyone re-up the entire broadcast somewhere please as it seems to have disappeared ?


That's the audio on the original DVD that was torrented in the OP.

I'll put the entire broadcast on YT.

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby The imposter » Sun May 29, 2016 8:50 pm

docinwestchester wrote:That's the audio on the original DVD that was torrented in the OP.

I'll put the entire broadcast on YT.


Yeh I was aware of that mix testing stuff on the opening track, I'm listening to the audio now. I knew it wasn't your bad Doc. Thanks you're a star.

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby emotional_fascism076 » Sun May 29, 2016 11:58 pm

docinwestchester wrote:
The imposter wrote:I once had a bad quality video of this that I've mislaid. The available clips seem better quality than the version I had. The opening track "Accidents" sounds weird as stuff is being patched in from the desk. Can anyone re-up the entire broadcast somewhere please as it seems to have disappeared ?


That's the audio on the original DVD that was torrented in the OP.

I'll put the entire broadcast on YT.


Thanks for posting that track. This seems better quality video than mine. I'm looking forward to the whole show. Looks like an upgrade for me.
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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby emotional_fascism076 » Mon May 30, 2016 12:03 am

Yep it's an upgrade for me. Thanks :D
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Re: Proshot DVD of EC and the Attractions at Montreux 1980

Postby sulky lad » Mon May 30, 2016 5:59 am

Definitely a soundboard with levels being checked for each instrument in the course of the first song. Doesn't the same thing happen ineithera Bedrooms of Britain recording (? Lancaster) and the Horace Barlow gig from January 1980 ?


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