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Sound City [DVD] [2013]

Kenny Stoff    Exempt   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Kenny Stoff
  • Producers: Dave Grohl, John Ramsay
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Italian, English, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: RCA
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Mar 2013
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00B2YH7D6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,971 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl directs this documentary about Los Angeles' Sound City Studios which specialised in analog recording. Following the closure of the studio in 2011, due to the growing demand for digital recording, Grohl assembled a number of artists, including Josh Homme, Trent Reznor, Paul McCartney and Stevie Nicks, to give interviews and performances while contributing to the creation of a new album.

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c'e' sempre una spasmodica attesa quando dave grohl annuncia qualcosa - che si tratti di una data dei foo fighters o di una collaborazione con altri musicisti, i fans di tutto il mondo non perdono tempo ad attivarsi alla ricerca di notizie sull'annuncio del loro frontman preferito. in questo caso, dave grohl ha firmato (prodotto e diretto), un film-documentario su sound city, lo studio di registrazione californiano che ha chiuso ufficialmente i battenti lo scorso anno e che ha ospitato leggende della musica come fleetwood mac, neil young, eric clapton, nirvana (dove registrarono il loro album-capolavoro nevermind nel 1991). lo stesso grohl ha ammesso di essere particolarmente legato a questo studio che, tra le altre cose, contiene la miglior stanza di registrazione per batterie al mondo.


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just fantastic 17 Mar 2013
By Rich
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This is a really gripping music industry film , with so much reality and so enjoyable to watch. If you are a budding musician it will enthuse you onwards to aim for greater things. I play drums in a band and we gig, this film just makes you want to practice and do just more off what you inwardly love to do daily. I blatantly shows what it is all about and why you do it . Thank you Dave Grohl
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and Uplifting 14 Mar 2013
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This directorial debut from Dave Grohl is both an homage to a centre of musical excellence and a tribute to some of the amazing artists who recorded some landmark works there, some of whom return to record new tracks for this documentary and accompanying CD soundtrack.

Rather than merely a series of fascinating talking heads, Grohl shows real flair as a film-maker, both in his framing and editing, and it is this panache which lifts 'Sound City' above the standards of your average rockumentary and gives it immediate 'classic' status.

It's a very moving piece of work, a real labour of love for Grohl, and reveals some fascinating facts about this oasis of genius in the San Fernando Valley as well as some memorable anecdotes from the coterie of stars interviewed.

Stand out moments have to be the recollections from Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks - their one and only infamous 'Buckingham Nicks' LP, before joining and transforming Fleetwood Mac, was the first ever to be recorded at the studio - and it's quite a tear-jerker to see the ever-wonderful Nicks record a breathtaking new track for this film which expresses her deep sadness at the loss of her godson to a heroin overdose last year.

All in all, this is not to be missed, and the high quality widescreen, 5.1 blu-ray contains an exclusive 45 minutes of extra footage which is just as unmissable as the 107 minute movie itself.

Excellent!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sound city 17 Mar 2013
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Totally excellent film from Dave Grohl of foo fighters about the place where Nirvanas nevermind was recorded in 16 days. Part historical documentary as so much great music was made at sound city ,Fleetwood Mac acquired Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham whilst recording their 1975 Album and the interviews are fascinating . There are also contributions from Neil Young,Tom Petty,Lee Ving,Trent Reznor, Corey Taylor and Frank Black as well as what remains of Nirvana recording cut me some slack with Paul McCartney. John Fogerty and Rick Neilson also feature, along with members of Queen of The Stone age . In terms of rock documentarys it doesnt get any better and the new music is very special , really enjoyed McCartney, Stevie Nicks and Coray Taylor though its all good.
Dave bought the soundboard and the film maps the creative process in making the music and not being afraid to take risks and explore new territory . In reality this film is a vehicle for musical creativity and excellence of vision, though overall the plaudits belong to Dave Grohl for placing his enthusiasim on the screen in a very honest truthful manner . In addition the various producers, owners and employees of Sound City tell the story in a forthright and interesting manner which delights the viewer and is a first rate watch. Its warm , creative and a wonderful film with an incredible soundtrack bringing the music right up to date. I thoroughly enjoyed this and if rock music is one of your passions you will too, in addition its humerous too not taking itself too seriously,well done Dave.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for rock and documentary fans 25 May 2013
By Darren
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Dave Grohl has brought a great story to DVD. Sound City has had a lot of great albums recorded there and this delves into the history from the very start of the recording studios life to it's sad demise.

Lots of interviews with artists and staff give an intriguing look behind the studios.

Really enjoyed this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 8 Jan 2014
By DMH
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Great documentary which shows the time, effort and real talent that goes into making real music.Technology is no substitute for real talent and real music. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in music and rock history.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sound City DVD 14 Aug 2013
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Great DVD about the history of sound recording in the 70's. A great watch, with different bands and clips I have not seen before. Worth a watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A big thank you to Dave Grohl 24 July 2013
Format:DVD
When the Judgment Day comes, this documentary film might actually weigh more on Dave Grohl's scales than what he had done as a musician.

This is in no way meant to belittle his musical contribution, but rather to stress the incredible amount of research and work that obviously went into this chronicle of American rock history 1969 - 2013, written and shot on the backdrop of a life story of a Neve recording console. (Granted, Grohl took what some might find an oversize part in the second half of that chronicle, but then he kind of deserves it, doesn't he?).

We should all send a cheque and a big thank you note to Dave Grohl for capturing this history, which is what I am doing right now.

TR
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than i expected 12 April 2013
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I was a little put off when i started to watch the film, what with the long list of cliches that grohl rolls off at the beginning of the film as the introduction to the documentary, but i was glad that i kept on with it. Really interesting bits of musical history.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleasant
This documentary weaves several different themes into one another seamlessly in a beautiful story of a record label that has definitely touched your life unless you've been living... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Moss
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound City perfection
I'm a big fan of the foo-fighters and of Dave Grohl. His no nonsense approach is brilliant and his love of music knows no bounds. Read more
Published 14 days ago by ciaran houston
5.0 out of 5 stars Great viewing
Bought this as a gift for my son ( 39) he really loves it.. Just a really good watch well put together and shows a different side to many of the artists appearing in this... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Mary Dimeck
5.0 out of 5 stars sound city dvd
Having watched it on channel 4 a month ago I just had to order it on dvd it was a very documentary
Published 27 days ago by g c
4.0 out of 5 stars the rise and fall of sound city studio
a very interesting and well done rockumentary on the infamous "SOUND CITY"recording studio, written by Dave Grohl it covers the studio from its humble beginnings in the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by swampdodger
1.0 out of 5 stars What a shame.....
I have been so looking forward to watching this.

Got all comfy - beer in hand - pressed play - what no English subtitles - that's just just crap

There's... Read more
Published 2 months ago by laughingdog
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Amazing documentary with some excellent performances and bonus features. Would highly recommend this to people with an interest in music!
Published 2 months ago by Neil McArthur
5.0 out of 5 stars Rupert Neve
I'm a music fan and it was great to see homage paid to the legendary Sound City Studios and the legend that is Rupert Neve.
It's about time the name was 'Sir Rupert Neve'
Published 3 months ago by Mark J Killington
5.0 out of 5 stars Dave GROHL is a god
If you like your music this is a must. Forget about you X factor this is how the legends started.
Published 3 months ago by Terry west
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound City [Blu-ray] [2013]
Sound City [Blu-ray] [2013]

Love Dave Grohl and interested in all he does. This doesn't disappoint either, well worth it.
Published 4 months ago by AJT1973
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