All You Need Is Love Vol 16 - Imagine: New Directions (DVD)
Release Date: 12/08/09
Told through interviews with Mike Oldfield, Jack Bruce, Manfred Mann and Lester Bangs.
At the end of the series we turn our attention to the future of contemporary music as it was in the mid 70s. 'These fellows will answer to God' says the Rev Jack Wyrtzen, 'for all the pollution and evil they have spread around the world.' 'The thing about rock n roll' says Lester Bangs, 'is that it is totally about adolescence, and about consumerism bought in the highest degree'. In fact, as the film begins to point out, neither of these extreme points of view is true. Tangerine Dream perform religious music in Coventry Cathedral. Stomu Yamash'ta, clearly has nothing to do with adolescence: and no-one could describe Mike Oldfield as the product of consumerism. Told through interviews with many of the main players of the time such as Mike Oldfield, Jack Bruce, Manfred Mann and journalist Lester Bangs the DVD contains footage from the likes of Balck Oak Arkansas, The Baker Gurvitz Army, Japanese compose and percussionist Stomu Yamash'ta and the Electric Light Orchestra.
|Label: TONY PALMER FIL|
|Run Time: 53 mins|