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- Format: DVD
- SKU: SIDVD571
- UPC: 823564529097
- Street Date: 09/25/12
- PreBook Date: 08/21/12
- Label: SEXY INTELLECTUAL »
- Genre: Pop/Rock
- Run Time: 114 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 2012
- Box Lot: 25
- Territory: US CA
Bob Dylan and The Band - Down In The Flood
The story of Bob Dylan and The Band, featuring rare footage, archive interviews, and the music that changed the world.
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In 1966 Bob Dylan began his first electric world tour. It was a landmark moment, both for Dylan and for the history of rock music, and it bitterly divided his audience. Backing Dylan on stage was an obscure group of Canadian musicians collectively known as The Hawks. In the months following the tour they would join Dylan during a lengthy convalescence in New York's Catskill Mountains; when both parties re-emerged, Dylan had undergone an artistic transformation that sent ripples across American music and The Hawks had become simply 'The Band', one of the most important recording groups of their generation. This is the story of the relationship between Dylan and The Band, the legendary amateur recordings that they made together in Woodstock, their re-invention of American music and their continued albeit sporadic relationship during the 1970s. Featuring new interviews with Garth Hudson; Band producer John Simon; The Hawks' 66 tour drummer, Mickey Jones; the man who assembled and tutored the Hawks and from whom they took their name, Ronnie Hawkins; Dylan guitarist, Charlie McCoy; Band biographer Barney Hoskyns; Basement Tapes Archivist, Sid Griffin, Isis magazine's Derek Barker and Rolling Stone's Anthony De Curtis. Also features rare footage, archive interviews, seldom seen photographs and the music that changed the world, all at once making for the finest program on this element of Bob Dylan and The Band's respective and communal careers yet to emerge.
Down In The Flood confidently tells the story it wants to tell, complete with the songs necessary to tell it, from footage from the famous 1966 concert at Manchester's Free Trade Hall to songs from the loose recording sessions that would result in The Basement Tapes.
—Marc Hirsh, NPR
A week after the release of Bob Dylan's swirling 'Tempest' comes the terrific, British made documentary 'Bob Dylan and the Band- Down in the Flood' (Sexy Intellectual/MVD) which chronicles their long association and synergy.
—Jonathan Takiff, PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS
This is an intriguing piece of music scholarship. For music fans interested in this particular era of rock history, Down in the Flood is a treasure trove of songs, images and insight.
—Glenn McDonald, FENDER
Down in the Flood takes Dylan forward from the decision to go electric into the formation of The Band and thenceforward. Not a minute's wasted, there are no idling peripherals, everything fits. You're being educated while entertained, and you're digging it immensely.
—Mark S. Tucker, ACOUSTICMUSIC.com
With visual treats and kernels of additional insight revealed on Down in the Flood, it's enough to satisfy the hunger to understand the combination of fate and creativity that marked their union.
—John Patrick Gatta, JAMBANDS.com