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Arts and Entertainment

DVD Review: Albert Collins: Live at Montreux 1992

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Prior to his 1993 death, legendary guitaristAlbert Collins played a rare second show at Montreaux and yesterday--after a 15 year wait--that show (Collins' last recorded concert) finally came to DVD. Despite his poor health, the Master of the Telecaster plays a loose, fun show as he burns through "Iceman", "Honey Hush", "Lights Are On (But Nobody's Home)", "If You Love Me Like You Say", "Too Many Dirty Dishes", "Put The Shoe On The Other Foot" and "Frosty".

There are also a few cuts from Collins' previous 1979 appearance at Montreaux. In the '92 show--his impending death evident to him--Collins plays like a man thrilled to be onstage. In '79, Collins is in full-on, tight blues mode as he unleashes "Listen Here", "Snatchin' It Back", "Cold Cold Feeling" and "Frosty". For any Albert Collins fan--hell, for any blues fan--this is a DVD you should definitely pick up soon.

Photo courtesy of Eagle Rock