When Miles Davis released Live-Evil in 1970, fans were immediately either taken aback or keenly attracted to its raw abstraction. It was intense and meandering at the same time; it was angular, edgy, and full of sharp teeth and open spaces that were never resolved. Listening to the last two CDs of The Cellar Door Sessions 1970, Sony's massive six-disc box set that documents six of the ten dates Davis and his band recorded during their four-day engagement at the fabled club, is a revelation now. The reason: it explains much of Live-Evil's live material with John McLaughlin.
This DVD combines 2 successful VHS releases (1985's The Video and 1991's Detonator), plus unreleased videos and brand-new commentary. This DVD features the classic line-up of Stephen Pearcy, Robbin Crosby, Warren DeMartini, Juan Croucier, and Bobby Blotzer. Milton Berle is featured in 2 videos! Bonus commentary is provided by Pearcy, DeMartini, and Blotzer.