So we all remember how the band finally released their 7/3/91 performance from the Montreux Jazz Festival on DVD in 2005. It was okay, but had A LOT of sonic problems.
Well, apparently the label quietly released an updated version of the DVD in 2013. And I finally got my hands on a copy last week. It's a two-disc set. Disc one is the DVD and disc two is a CD. I haven't had much opportunity to A/B the DVDs yet, but let me tell you that the sound quality on the CD is NIGHT AND DAY better than the audio on the 2005 release.
First of all, it's in stereo. The 2005 release was essentially mixed in mono. So that alone improves things. Second of all, they've fixed the boom-mic v. sound-board ratio, so it no longer sounds like a bootleg. They've also fixed the EQ on the drums, so they no longer have that "garage band" sound.
There are still a few mixing problems: John's mic is still dead throughout the first two tracks, Ray's mic is still way too loud (although this actually added some amazing new dimension to ILS - I'd never before appreciated how beautiful Ray's vocals on that song were), and the keyboards are still mixed far to low in Lovely to See You and Legend in Mind. There are also some "raw" moments (nice way of saying that the band flubbed some parts) such as Justin's awful missed note on RMSS, one of the backup singers also blew the "let me out" line on Say it With Love. That's all still there.
The CD edits out Bless the Wings and Lean On Me Tonight. It also edits out all of the moments where the band talks to the audience, except for the poem that introduces TOSOL, and Justin's "repeat after me" intro to IJAS (which he did from 1986-1992). But all of the edits seem to be for time purposes. The CD comes in at 76 minutes.
The front cover is roughly the same, except for a little banner stating that it's a two-disc version. The back cover is now light blue instead of silver, though the graphics are otherwise the same.
Here's a link to the 2013 release. BTW, the "2016" version that you have the option of clicking on will actually take you to Toto's DVD from that same festival. Apparently the title "Live at Montreux 1991" confused Amazon enough that they couldn't tell the difference between The Moody Blues and Toto.