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Episode 17: Imagine - New Directions

Tony Palmer

Year: 1977

Runtime: 00:51:31

In this installment in the All You Need Is Love documentary series, filmmakers examine the role of spirituality and religion in modern musical culture, with popular artists both embracing and resisting religious affiliation. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Electric Light Orchestra, Manfred Mann, Mike Oldfield, and more.

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  • Episode 01: Introduction

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 51 min

    Over the past forty plus years British film director Tony Palmer has established himself as one of the countrys foremost directors of documentary and factual based films. One of Tony Palmers first successes was the film All My Loving which was released in 1968. Some seven years later Tony had the idea encouraged by John Lennon to document the history of popular music. The result was the groundbreaking and award winning series of films made for television under the title All You Need Is Love The full series of films was released in 2008 to great critical and commercial acclaim.

    The series begins with Tony Palmer looking at how popular music has become an essential part of our daily lives, and how it has influenced and been influence by social change.

    Featuring Personalities:
    Joan Baez, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Glen Campbell, Hoagy Carmichael, Eric Clapton, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Ruth Etting, The Everly Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Judy Garland, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Jerry Lee Lewis, Liberace, Edith Piaf, Richard Rodgers, Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Muddy Waters, Wings

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  • Episode 09: Swing That Music - Swing

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1976

    Runtime: 52 min

    In this installment in the All You Need Is Love documentary series, filmmakers examine the advent of swing music, a style that spanned racial borders and had an impact on the evolution of rock. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Benny Goodman, Bud Freeman, and more

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  • Episode 16: Whatever Gets You Through The Night - Glitter Rock

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary focuses on the phenomenon of glam rock that swept up audiences in the 1970's, pushing gender barriers and bringing a new sense of theatricality to rock music. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include David Bowie, KISS, Roxy Music, and more.

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  • Episode 12: Go Down, Moses - Songs Of War And Protest

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 54 min

    This documentary about focuses on folk music, tracing its roots back to the American War of Independence, when the music was a mode of expression for the rebellious American spirit. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Country Joe McDonald, Leonard Cohen and more

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  • Episode 15: All Along The Watchtower - Sour Rock

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    In this installment in the All You Need Is Love documentary series, filmmakers examine the confluence of musical changes that took place during the 1960's, with psychedelic and self-indulgent overtones. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and more. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi

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  • Episode 10: Good Times - Rhythm And Blues

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1976

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary focuses on R&B, and its various incarnations as Motown, Philadelphia Sound, and Soul. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Aretha Franklin, Ike and Tina Turner, Johnnie Ray, and more

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  • Episode 04: Jungle Music - Jazz

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary about the history of popular music in America focuses on the evolution of jazz music that took place throughout the South, taking a look at the broader musical principles that first set the style of music apart.

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  • Episode 11: Making Moonshine - Country Music

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    In this installment in the All You Need Is Love documentary series, filmmakers examine the phenomenon of country music, eventually traveling backstage at the Grand Ole Opry during a broadcast of Grand Ole Gospel Time. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Bill Anderson, Jimmie Driftwood, Rex Ritter, and more.

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  • Episode 08: Diamonds As Big As The Ritz - The Musical

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary about the history of popular music in America focuses on the advent of the musical, and how musical theater influenced the sounds of pop music. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Galt MacDermott, Agnes de Mille, and more.

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  • Episode 06: Rude Songs - Vaudeville & Music Hall

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary focuses on music hall style, taking a look back at the concert halls that spawned a large-scale industry in the world of music, as well as the creative styles that sprung from it. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Edith Piaf, Judy Garland, Mae West, and more.

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  • Queens of Pop

    Donna Summer

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 27 min

    In January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the ‘Queens of Pop’. 8 pop queens were chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 26-minute documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000-2009: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The title of the programme, ‘Queens of Pop’, in itself shows where the emphasis lies – none of those simplistic chart rankings, but instead a documentary series that looks at our cultural history, dealing with the women who shaped popular music over the past fifty years.

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  • Trailer: Evolution of a Song: O.A.R.

    O.A.R

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 3 min

    Twenty years into their career as a hard-working, hard-touring band with some hard-won success under their collective belt, O.A.R. is in the studio to create their next single. Evolution of a Song offers an all access perspective on the sometimes winding route a song takes from idea to recording to release.

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  • The Turning Point

    John Mayall

    Year: 1968

    Runtime: 24 min

    The Turning Point captures John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers at a critical point in their hugely influential career. Following from the last tour by the “Laurel Canyon” line up in May 1969, Mayall made two big decisions. Firstly he was going to relocate to the USA and secondly he was going to form a new, more acoustic based line up which would not feature drums. There are interviews with both the old line up and the new and from departed members including Peter Green, John McVie and Eric Clapton as the film follows the first UK dates with the new format Bluesbreakers.

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  • The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story

    Various Artists

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 44 min

    The Greatest Ears in Town is an insightful documentary and testimonial to Arif Mardin; the producer, arranger, musician and multi Grammy award winner. Although not a household name in his own right, the artists that Arif produced and worked with certainly are. Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, The Bee Gees, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and Norah Jones are just a sprinkling of the talent he humbly nurtured during his lifetime. Arif was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2005 and unfortunately passed in June of 2006.

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  • Episode 14: Mighty Good -The Beatles

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1976

    Runtime: 51 min

    In this episode we turn our attention to the end of the sixties; a time when there was dissent and war in the world and the chaos was reflected in the music with bands splitting up and moving on. The sixties began, according to Eric Burdon as "a party". "The aim of all of us, Hendrix, The Who, The Stones", Burdon goes on, "was to ball every chick in sight". Unfortunately, the party went sour. After the death of Epstein, the Beatles quarreled and split up. Jagger was arrested. Drugs became fashionable. The swinging sixties tore itself apart in an orgy of self-congratulation and self-indulgence. Told through interviews with many of the main players of the time such as Eric Burdon, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, John Lennon and Paul McCartney this episode shows the other side of the carefree sixties.

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  • A Rock N Roll Fairy Tale

    Jobriath A.D.

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 43 min

    “The American Bowie,” “The True Fairy of Rock & Roll,” “Hype of the Year.” Known as the first openly gay rock star, Jobriath’s reign was brief, lasting less than two years and two albums. Done in by a over-hyped publicity machine, shunned by the gay community, and dismissed by most critics as all flash, no substance, Jobriath was excommunicated from the music business and retreated to the Chelsea Hotel, where he died forgotten in 1983 at the age of 37, one of the earliest casualties of AIDS. However, in the years since his death, new generations of fans have discovered his music through acts as diverse as The Pet Shop Boys, Gary Numan, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, and Morrissey, all of whom have cited Jobriath as an influence. Through interviews, archival material and animation, experience the heartbreaking, unbelievable story of the one, the only, Jobriath.

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  • Cool Runnings: The Reggae Movie

    Various Artists

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 1 hr 45 min

    First filmed at the 1983 Reggae Sunsplash Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica, this musical documentary is likely to keep audiences moving along with the beat of its reggae artists. Among the musicians and groups featured are Rita Marley, Gil Scott-Heron, Gregory Isaacs, and Third World. The stage performances and the scanning of audience reactions are supplemented with backstage interviews.

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  • Mystical Journey

    Dave Davies

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 46 min

    Dave Davies of the Kinks is probably one of the most important ad influential forces in Rock and Roll history. What were these 'forces' behind the band. Apart from the well documented and often turbulent and sometimes destructive relationship between the Davies brothers - the creative impetus and dynamic helped to shape popular music and influenced music lovers all over the world and across generations. Mysticism has been a powerful force in the music and popular culture for centuries. This film is a personal and forthright insight into the life and beliefs of Dave Davies, the founder of the legendary British group The Kinks, one of the original rock and roll rebels. With unique archive film footage as well as the specially composed soundtrack by Dave along with some classic songs like 'You really Got Me, 'Strangers' and 'Living on the Thin Line'.

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  • More Than This

    Roxy Music

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 52 min

    Roxy Musics unique blend of avant-garde rock music and high style set the tone for the whole glam rock era. They were much imitated, but never equalled. This documentary tells the story of Roxy Music through new interviews with band members Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, Paul Thompson, Brian Eno, and Eddie Jobson plus many of their contemporaries. The program covers their early years, the classic seventies albums, their re-emergence with a much smoother style in the early eighties, the bands break up and then their hugely successful reunion in the 21st century. The final 15 or so minutes is what fans will be looking forward to the most. From a London concert in 2006, Roxy Music are shown playing "Both Ends Burning," "Editions of You," and "Do The Strand." For anyone interested in the history of one of seventies most inscrutable bands, Roxy Music - More Than This is an excellent addition to your collection.

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  • The Man Who Stole the World

    David Bowie

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 59 min

    Combining footage from interviews with the late great David Bowie and contributions from those who knew him personally, this documentary celebrates the illustrious life of one of the greatest artists to ever grace the stage.

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  • Guitar Gently Weeps

    John Lennon And George Harrison

    Year: 1979

    Runtime: 50 min

    The world at large is aware of the enormous input that both John Lennon and George Harrison gave to modern day music; but few people have been party to the real men behind the image; the depth of their beliefs, and the innermost concerns they both shared for the future. In this fascinating account of one half of the world's most successful group we explore the sides of two personalities rarely if ever on view to the general public.

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  • Adventures in Listening

    Kurt Masur

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 58 min

    KURT MASUR one of the world’s great Maestros challenges and teaches the next generation of young musicians and conductors by stretching their limits and transforming their perspectives and abilities. Following master classes around the world over a period of few years, the film is a carefully constructed collage organically interviewing the maestro’s teachings and his personal life experiences.
    The result is a comprehensive emotional portrait of one of the most respected music conductors of our time.

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  • Kickin' It With Kix

    Luke Bryan

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 56 min

    Hall-Of-Fame Chart-Topper and industry icon Kix Brooks brings you exclusive access to today’s Top 40 country acts. Watch Brooks kick it with the biggest names in country on Kix TV.

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  • Music Man Murray

    Murray Gershenz

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 22 min

    Music Man Murray is a documentary about a man, his son, and hundreds of thousands of records. It is shot and directed by Richard Parks.

    Winner: Best Short (Chicago International Movies and Music Festival), Marlon Riggs Documentary Award (UC Berkeley), Runner-Up Prize (Boston Jewish Film Festival), Jury Special Mention (Starigrad Plaklenica Film Festival).

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