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Docs, Box Sets, And Deluxe Editions
#1
Here's a thread for the serious music fans amongst us.

Do you want not just the classic album itself, but all the outtakes, alternate takes, and bonus tracks? Do you want to know everything there is to know about your favorite bands/ artists? Do you want the complete artwork and liner notes? Do you care about the mixes and loudness level?

Here's where we can discuss releases; recommend particularly worthwhile whatever or give a warning about what was botched.

I'll start: documentary-

DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME

Crosby was the epitome of the Boomer tool for most of my life. I hated CSN&Y. I never liked the early Byrds. About 7 years ago I stumbled across an amazing live version of "I Almost Cut My Hair", and it blew my mind- opening my ears and forcing a reconsideration and reluctant appreciation.  This doc is a great way to explore a complicated tragic artist who had all the talent and gifts in the world but blew it. It's very moving to find him facing death and trying to get all the music he can out of himself before the show is over, while also coming to terms with reality that all his old friends are done with him.

As companion piece:

ECHO IN THE CANYON

This looks at the Laurel Canyon artistic community of musicians in the 60's that formed collaborative partnerships and relationships, creating some of the most powerful music of the era

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Oh, and if you haven't gotten around to AMAZING GRACE yet, stop what you're doing now and get on it. A holy grail lost film, fully restored; it's Aretha at the height of her powers, in an intimate setting, talking to God and celebrating her spirituality. It's staggeringly soul-stirring to the point of doing euphoric backflips down the aisle of your living room.

Discuss!

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#2
A head's up: the Chuck Berry doc/ concert film Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll is getting a Blu release.

It's amazing. One of my favorite things ever. Chuck is a complicated cat, but it's a worthy celebration.

The performances are pure fire, yet my most favorite thing is the 'Witness to History' conversation with Little Richard, Chuck, & Bo Diddley. You'll wish you could listen to the 3 of them share stories for another 3 hours!

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#3
That's a killer movie.
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#4
I was lucky enough to catch in the theatre back in the day. It rocked hard.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#5
I think Chavez is the only Chewer that would appreciate this, but, what the hey.

I was kind of fiending to revisit the 'The Monkees' TV show. I thought I'd buy it. What the hell. How expensive could the set possibly be?

Well....

https://www.amazon.com/Monkees-Complete-...186&sr=1-6


Almost 900 bucks! Whoa. Still, pretty damn awesome, the extras and all.

It would be immoral to drop that much cash on something so frivolous, but if I ever stumble on the set at some second run place, i'm jumping on it.


"1. All 58 episodes, newly remastered in stunning HD from the original negatives for the very first time, plus the 1969 TV Special "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee" 2. Bonus material featuring commentaries from all four Monkees, original Kellogg's Monkees commercials, and more 3. The 1968 Monkees film "HEAD" in HD with never-before-seen outtakes 4. Unique packaging including a 7" featuring "Star Collector" b/w "Goin' Down" in unique TV mono mixes 5. Strictly limited to 10,000 individually numbered sets 6. Only available at Monkees.com We're excited to reveal the contents of this long-awaited collection. But first, check out the fantastic packaging - a lenticular 3-D cover mount that "moves" as you tilt it! "

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#6
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (VOD): I'm major mixed emotions on this thing. It's all Robbie Robertson's perspective, and he's maybe the most disingenuous dude in the history of rock. I mean just undercutting the ONCE WERE BROTHERS, with 'Robbie Robertson & the Band made my blood boil. However, there is an affection that's hard to resist listening to him talk about his comrades in the early days. It almost won me over, when it hit this section where all of the bandmates were presented as addicts self-destructing while Saint Robbie keeps the ship from sinking. Especially infuriating is how Robbie's vision paints Levon as delusional and paranoid to the point of unreasonable bitterness. This is hard to swallow. Yet, at the very end, when Robertson talks of flying to the hospital to reconcile with his dying friend; holding his hand, even as he's unconscious, telling him "I'll see ya on the other side.", I suddenly unexpectantly burst into tears.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#7
Still Available. Gone Soon I'm Told. Witness. Go Crazy.





"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#8
(05-05-2020, 04:47 AM)Fat Elvis Wrote: Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (VOD): I'm major mixed emotions on this thing. It's all Robbie Robertson's perspective, and he's maybe the most disingenuous dude in the history of rock. I mean just undercutting the ONCE WERE BROTHERS, with 'Robbie Robertson & the Band made my blood boil. However, there is an affection that's hard to resist listening to him talk about his comrades in the early days. It almost won me over, when it hit this section where all of the bandmates were presented as addicts self-destructing while Saint Robbie keeps the ship from sinking. Especially infuriating is how Robbie's vision paints Levon as delusional and paranoid to the point of unreasonable bitterness. This is hard to swallow. Yet, at the very end, when Robertson talks of flying to the hospital to reconcile with his dying friend; holding his hand, even as he's unconscious, telling him "I'll see ya on the other side.", I suddenly unexpectantly burst into tears.

Between his smug, coked-out attitude during THE LAST WALTZ and Helm's autobiography, I don't think I could enjoy this. (Although Robbie's guitar solo during "Further On Up The Road" *smokes* Clapton)

Totally agree about the title, too.
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