MINK DEVILLE

LIVE AT MONTREUX 1982 DVD

Eagle Goes Back In Time For 

MINK DEVILLE LIVE AT MONTREUX 1982 

New York, NY (March 31, 2008) —Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the April 29 DVD release of Mink DeVille Live At Montreux 1982 [retail list price $14.98, pre-book date April 9]. The Eagle Montreux titles are among the most respected DVD series in music today with such legends as Van Morrison, Santana, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Charles Mingus and more all caught on one of the world’s foremost stages. 

Mink DeVille, fronted by the enigmatic Willy DeVille, burst out of the same 1977 CBGB’s punk explosion that gave the world Blondie, The Ramones and Talking Heads. But Willy and his boys were never a punk band. They harkened back to an earlier era, an era when the saxophone was the primary instrument in rock’n’roll. Willy was, and is, the kind of frontman that captured the imagination, a larger-than-life figure who always had the knack to blend streetcorner soul, that Latin clave, visceral rock’n’roll and showmanship smarts into a uniquely idiosyncratic vision. 

In 1982, after four albums, the band had established itself as a sponge of assimilated cultures….Puerto Rico to Paris…New Orleans to the Bowery. Its very strength lay in its diversification. 

On a hot July night in Switzerland, Willy sang his heart out, played lead and rhythm guitar and blew some harmonica. Louis Cortelezzi blew tenor sax and provided some south-of-the-border color with his castanets and maracas. Kenny Margolis played keyboards and accordion. Paul James played lead and rhythm guitar. Joey Vasta provided the bass bottom. And Thommy Price played drums. Together, during the course of 18 songs in just over an hour, the band traversed the terrain of Pop Culture topography, starting with Earle Hagen’s 1939 “Harlem Nocturne” and ending with Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me.” 

Track Listing: 
1. Harlem Nocturne 
2. Slow Drain 
3. Savoir Faire 
4. Cadillac Walk 
5. She’s So Tough 
6. Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl 
7. Just Your Friends 
8. Love & Emotion 
9. Maybe Tomorrow 
10. This Must Be The Night 
11. Teardrops Must Fall 
12. Love Me Like You Did Before 
13. Spanish Stroll 
14. Lipstick Traces 
15. O Yeah (Improvisation) 
16. Stand By Me 

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