'Simply Red: Live at Montreux 2003' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The Brit-Pop-Soul band is bound for Blu-ray in May.

In an early announcement to retailers, Eagle Rock Entertainment says 'Simply Red: Live at Montreux 2003' is getting a high-definition release on May 22.

The concert was filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, where the band, over the course of its 25 years, has been a longtime Montreux favorite. This two-hour 18-song soul-drenched set—recorded while touring for the multi-platinum Home album— was filmed in high definition and recorded in DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 5.1, LPCM Stereo.

Simply Red—with international album sales upwards of 50 million—boasts frontman vocalist Mick Hucknall, Ian Kirkham (saxophone); Kenji Suzuki (guitar); Steve Lewinson (bass); Pete Lewinson (drums); Dave Clayton (keyboards); Chris de Margary (flugelhorn, saxophone); John Johnson (trombone, percussion); Kevin Robinson (trumpet); Sarah Brown and Dee Johnson (backing vocals).

'Simply Red Live At Montreux 2003' include seven more tracks from their 2010 Montreux appearance as bonus features: “Out On The Range” “To Be With You” “Your Mirror” “Heaven” “For Your Babies” “Ain’t That A Lot Of Love” (a scintillating cover of the 1966 Homer Banks rhythm’n’blues classic that Simply Red popularized again as the lead single from their 1999 Love And The Russian Winter album) and a passionate interpretation of “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” (the 1972 Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes hit).

This acclaimed British band, accentuated by the unerring timing and charisma of a true showman in Mick Hucknall, truly ignited the Swiss crowd. This performance is another stunning addition to Eagle Rock Entertainment’s Montreux collection.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Simply Red: Live at Montreux 2003' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 22.

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Simply Red: Live at Montreux (Blu-ray)
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