Eagle Rock Entertainment Announces The Release Of ~ THE DOORS THE DOORS ~ Apr.22 ~ JOHN LENNON’S PLASTIC ONO BAND ~ Apr.29 As Part Of Its Critically-Acclaimed “CLASSIC ALBUMS” DVD Series
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 – Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the next two instalments in its much-lauded “CLASSIC ALBUMS” DVD series, with the release of The Doors’ The Doors on April 22 and Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon on April 29.
THE DOORS/Classic Albums: The Doors DVD/April 22
There may have been no debut album in the history of rock’n’roll that changed the sound, the scope and future of pop culture more than the 1967 arrival of The Doors.
Controversial from the getgo due to singer/songwriter Jim Morrison’s dark lyrics and dangerous lifestyle, this Los Angeles band laid the groundwork for everything a band should—and shouldn’t—be right up to the present day.
The Doors features its three surviving members newly interviewed about that heady rush, that intoxicating thrill, accompanying the creation of a masterpiece. Original engineer Bruce Botnick adds his own remembrances. Testimonials from such Doors-influenced musicians as Henry Rollins and Perry Farrell are juxtaposed with actual instrumental demonstrations of the songs themselves to create an incredible behind-the-scenes look that rock fans will never forget.
Krieger fascinatingly demonstrates on slide and flamenco guitar just how certain songs were written. Manzarek recreates exclusively for this DVD how he chanced upon rock’s greatest organ solo (“Light My Fire”). Densmore shows off his highly idiosyncratic drum techniques. And even longtime Doors fans might not know that “Moonlight Drive” was deleted from the debut, only to show up on the next album, Strange Days, in a totally different arrangement [retail list price $11.69, length 90 minutes].
JOHN LENNON/Classic Albums: Plastic Ono Band DVD/April 29
The Beatles’ John Lennon was a tortured individual when he recorded his 1970 solo debut album, Plastic Ono Band. It was also this album that defined him as being his own man.
Lennon had been in therapy with Dr. Arthur Janov whose controversial “primal scream” psychiatric techniques were raising eyebrows within the medical establishment. Lennon took the black hole of his depression and poured it into his music via such personalized mantras as “Mother,” “Isolation,” “God,” “My Mummy’s Dead” and nine others.
Intense and shocking, Lennon spared no expense in skewering longheld beloved beliefs “(“I don’t believe in Beatles”) while openly seething over his own lost childhood (“Mother, you had me but I never had you”). There had never been—and there will never will be—a more stark portrayal of an artist in pain than this.
Eagle Rock Entertainment has explored the creation of this painful masterpiece via archival footage, detailed analysis and new interviews with Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr and bassist Klaus Voorman, a longtime Lennon friend and confidant [retail list price $11.69, length 90 minutes].
About The “CLASSIC ALBUMS” DVD Series
The Classic Albums series from Eagle Rock Entertainment is the exclusive source of the FULLY AUTHORIZED, true & remarkable stories behind the creation and making of the greatest albums in modern music history. Taking a comprehensive look into the making of landmark albums that were integral in music history, along with interspersed live footage, the DVDs feature in-depth interviews with band members, musical peers, relevant fixtures in the music scene and those who were simply a part of the party. Producers also elaborate on and break down studio tracks at the mixing board, further explaining the recording process. Every Classic Albums DVD not only tells the story; it binds the pages, paints the picture and ultimately provides the soundtrack to the making of a seminal album.
About Eagle Rock Entertainment
Eagle Rock Entertainment develops, acquires and produces music programming for a wide range of notable and high profile artists, which the company distributes on a worldwide basis. Eagle Rock Entertainment, Eagle Vision and Eagle Eye Media are wholly owned divisions of Eagle Rock Group, LTD.