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Dancing In The Street: (Box Set) [VHS]

David Espar , Daniel McCabe    Suitable for 12 years and over   VHS Tape
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: David Espar, Daniel McCabe, Vicky Bippart, Alan Lewens, Karen Walsh
  • Producers: Hugh Thomson
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: BBC
  • VHS Release Date: 24 Jan 2000
  • Run Time: 489 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CWDT
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,773 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Three volumes, featuring all nine episodes of the acclaimed BBC series following the development of popular music in the twentieth century. 'Whole Lotta Shakin' looks at the birth of Rock 'n' Roll, 'So You Want to be a Rock and Roll Star' looks at the mid 1960s, 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' focuses on the black music of the 1960s, 'Crossroads' sees the birth of heavy metal, 'Eight Miles High' witnesses the psychedelic era, 'Hang on to Yourself' concerns the arrival of Glam, 'No Fun' looks at punk and reggae, 'Make it Funky' deals with disco music and 'Planet Rock' sees rock go global and the arrival of electro-pop and hip hop.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A BBC and WGBH-Boston co-production, this series represents an amazingly thorough job of presenting a contemporary history of rock and roll music in a wide-ranging and even-handed manner. While it sticks pretty close to the mainstream, it manages to straddle both sides of the Atlantic while NOT showing the same old clips most people will have seen. The interviews seem to have been very carefully framed, set and then skillfully edited to preserve so many lovely insights into the personalities of the subjects. What is more, each program of the series possesses narrative, shape and theme. I purchased the box set to use in a university course - but I'm sure I could watch many parts of it numerous times - and not particularly out of any kind of rock fan-type reaction to the music - but more just out of a simple appreciation of excellent documentary work.
Somebody really knows their stuff!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant, Brilliant Series 26 May 2008
This is much-overlooked series and I find it incredible the BBC have deleted it. Get it, it's a truly brilliant documentary work as the other commentator said.

I'm so glad I got a copy before it almost vanished !!

MikeH London
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 18 Feb 2009
Probably the best music documentary ever made. Not only does it outline the last 50 years of music, but takes into account the social, economical and technological factors that shaped it. Very educational and should be on DVD.
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