Brian Wilson Songwriter 1962 - 1969 is a documentary film in which the rich tapestry of music written and produced by this brilliant 20th century composer is investigated and reviewed. With the main feature running at over three hours in length across two discs, the songs Brian wrote for and recorded with The Beach Boys during the 1960s are here re-assessed.
British Invasion & Sixties Pop
Covering the maverick composer's life and work throughout the 1970s. While this latter part of his career is rarely championed with the same kind of enthusiasm that greets his 1960s productions, it remains an essential part of Brian's story and contains many, many moments of glory which compare favorably to those which litter the era generally considered his heyday.
An autobiographical documentary film about Lubbock Texas legendary sax man Bobby Keys. Growing up on the road and in the studio, Keys was one of the music industries "go to" session players performing on hit records by The Rolling Stones, Delaney & Bonnie, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Elton John, and Harry Nilsson just to name a few. Bobby Keys became close friends with Keith Ric...Read More
First ever DVD release of this cult music film / rockumentary that established Glastonbury as the UK's main festival! Shot by acclaimed director, Nicolas Roeg, Glastonbury Fayre is an enthralling music film of the first Glastonbury festival to have the pyramid stage. Free to all and with a line-up that included Melanie, Terry Reid, Family, Fairport Convention, Traffic, Linda Lewis, Arthur Brown, the true spirit of Glastonbury is there...Read More
Guided by Trina Yannicos, whose life is spent conducting fans around the city of New York and the places with strong links to John Lennon, and accompanied by Susan Ryan, we make a grand tour of the Big Apple, honing in on the sights that will forever be associated with the Beatles and John Lennon.
He's the baddest of them all, the man with at least nine lives and the most Rock N' Roll performer since the dawn of time - and we love him for all of it. This DVD features a 2 hour documentary film which details the life and career of the one man who made it all seem possible. It includes rare and classic musical performances re-assessed by a panel of esteemed experts, exclusive interviews, obscure footage and seldom seen photographs...Read More
In the mid-1960s the often rigid and colourless British way of life was irrevocably transformed by the emergence of a cultural underground movement. Led by a loose collective of young radicals, they introduced new social, sexual and aesthetic perspectives. Operating out of the heart of London, their various activities, from 'The International Times' - a bi-weekly journal that no hipster could be seen without - to the psychedelic night...Read More
In-depth review of Pink Floyd's 1971 album Meddle, featuring live and studio performance footage, previously unseen photos and comment and criticism from those in the know.
Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones is the new documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Danny Garcia. Exploring the rise of Brian Jones and the Rolling Stones as well as the untimely death of Jones, Garcia paints an interesting and revealing picture of doomed pop star.
The story behind The Stones' finest era. Often regarded as the period in which The Rolling Stones recorded the finest music of their career, the years during which Mick Taylor was the fifth Stone remain the band's golden age. Notably, on albums Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main Street the Stones' sound changed as they developed new ideas and were informed by a range of new influence. But crucially it was Taylor's sophisti...Read More
After much tribulation, at the end of 1974 Ronnie Wood arrived to breath new life into the Rolling Stones. This documentary film covers the Stones' career and music between 1975 and 1983 and includes exclusive interviews, contributions from the finest experts and writers, and rare and classic footage, all soundtracked by the music that, despite it all , remained 'only rock 'n' roll'
The Rolling Stones - Under Review 1962-1966 is a 90 minute film reviewing the music and career of one of rock music's true giants during their formative years. The Stones are unquestionably one of the most influential bands the world has ever known; this film acknowledges and reinforces this fact while revealing insight anecdote and opinion not previously considered. Features include rare musical performances, many never before avai...Read More
The Small Faces Under Review features rare live and studio performances by this hugely influential band, interspersed with the independent review and criticism of a panel of esteemed experts. These include; Steve Marriot biographer, Paolo Hewitt; Melody Maker features editor Chris Welch; Small Faces biographer, John Hellier; 1960s NME editor Keith Altham and many, many more. The film also includes rarely seen promo films, interview fo...Read More
Syd Barrett - Under Review features rare live and studio performances from this hugely influential and legendary musician, interspersed with the independent review and criticism from a panel of esteemed experts. These include; Melody Maker contributor during the 1960s and early champion of Syd Barrett, Chris Welch ; Barrett biographer and all round expert, David Parker ; Uncut Magazine's features editor, Nigel Williamson; former Soft...Read More
This program records the most important celebration ever of the early days of the Beatles in this city and the musical environment that helped to form them. Presented by Liverpool D.J. Spencer Leigh, it visits the places in Hamburg that are particularly associated with the Beatles' time there as well as interviewing veterans from that scene.
Join BBC DJ Spencer Leigh on a tour of Liverpool which visits a multitude of Beatle related sites including the childhood homes of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, Strawberry Fields, the Cavern Club, and Penny Lane. Over 60 locations are visited and interviews take place with over 20 personalities with close associations to the Beatles.
In 1968, under a haze of publicity, The Beatles opened their collective door to all manner of musicians, writers, artists, film-makers, inventors, designers, freaks and more than a fair share of opportunist sharks. But, despite a hefty investment, little of substance was forthcoming from these assorted misfits outside of the music that emerged from one division of the potential empire; Apple Records. Even discounting those Apple platt...Read More
Not always credited with such, Mick Jagger has been equally as pivotal to the Rolling Stones as his songwriting partner and bandmate for almost 50 years. Indeed the differences in style, character and philosophy between Mick and Keith, make for probably the greatest union - albeit often far from harmonious - in the history of popular music. This documentary film concentrates on Jagger's life and career both within and without the Ston...Read More
The Who - Under Review 1964-1968 features rare live and studio performances of the band interspersed with the independent review and criticism of a panel of esteemed experts. These include; The Who's early producer Shel Talmy, journalist and author Paolo Hewitt, Keith Moon biographer Alan Clayson, ex Melody Maker journalist and early champion of The Who Chris Welch, Classic Rock Magazine writer Malcolm Dome and a host of other expert...Read More
This film explains the complicated and misunderstood connections between the Mod movement - which had guaranteed The Who's early success - and the Pete Townsend composed musical depiction of that movement, Quadrophenia. Using recently unearthed archive footage from the early movement, rarely seen performance and interview footage of The Who, plus expert contributions and comment from a panel headed by friend of Pete Townsend and the b...Read More
This film contains the complete 'Odessey & Oracle' album live, lovingly re-created by the original four members of The Zombies: Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Chris White and Hugh Grundy, during an historic 40th Anniversary reunion concert at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, in March 2008. It also contains everything else performed the same evening by The Zombies' Touring Band comprised of Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Jim Rodford (ex...Read More