Echo In The Canyon

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  1. Anthony Gring

    Anthony Gring Silver Supporting Member

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    Just watched tonight w Mrs. G.
    Some nice footage and sounds from the past.
    Interesting to hear it told from those who lived it as well as those who were influenced by it.



    Worthwhile watch........
     
  2. eclecticsynergy

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    Quite a scene up there for those two or three years. Lots of creative cross-pollination. Fascinating how bands we think of as being quite disparate were influencing each other. First-person accounts can be revealing, and there were a couple of fun stories.

    I enjoyed the film, though I wasn't completely thrilled with the modern-day live covers "honoring" songs from that period. I realize it was intended to demonstrate their continued relevance & appeal. Nothing against the modern performers; I just feel the songs stand better in their original versions - especially in a documentary.

    Saw it in the theater when it was out. Will watch it again on TV one of these days.
     
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  3. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Is it possible they couldn't afford to license the originals?
     
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    IMO it’s missed a lot of interview opportunities that could have added so much more depth to the story - Henry Diltz, Judy Collins, Chris Hillman, Mickey Dolenz, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, JD Souther, etc.

    I thought the reboots of old songs were for the most part really well done.
     
  5. eclecticsynergy

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    As I remember, snippets of the original versions also appeared in the film. I suppose it's possible that they couldn't use the whole tunes.

    I don't dislike the reboots. I just prefer the originals - they have the energy & vibe of the period.
     
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    I just think this

     
  7. Charlie48

    Charlie48 Long ago, far away

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    I thought Jacob Dylan was a dreadful interviewer. No follow-up questions to speak of, no attempt to probe, even in a friendly way. He seemed really ill at ease in that role.
     
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  8. Anthony Gring

    Anthony Gring Silver Supporting Member

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    A side effect of the movie was making me realize how much I miss Tom Petty.
     
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    ..just saw it ...very entertaining & lots of interviews/insight about a great musical period
     
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    I have a friend who lived there during this time and he saw it, his opinion is it's just OK, missing a lot including many artists who were there then.
     

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