Critically acclaimed BBC TV Series - Over 14 hours of musical history! Frequently described as THE definitive music documentary.
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE makes its DVD debut as a lavish boxset containing all 17 episodes of this groundbreaking documentary spread across 5 discs. The series covers the Story of Popular Music encompassing ragtime, blues, jazz, vaudeville, musicals, folk, swing, country and rockÙnÙroll and features some of the major names from the past 50+ years including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimi Hendrix, Bing Crosby, Dizzy Gillespie, Muddy Waters, Frank Zappa, Mike Oldfield, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Stephen Sondheim, Benny Goodman, The Beach Boys, Sam Phillips, Dave Brubeck, Richard Rodgers, Roy Rogers, Bo Diddley, Phil Spector, Bill Monroe, Bill Graham and many many more.
Regarded as cult viewing today, as much as it was on its original broadcast on the BBC 30 years ago. It was in the mid 70Ùs, at the suggestion of John Lennon, that celebrated journalist and film maker TONY PALMER decided to document the story of popular music and set about interviewing all the major players, past and present, at the time. Even in the mid-70s this was seen as a monumental task, but despite the scale of the undertaking, Tony Palmer made a series of films that set the standard to which all subsequent biographers and documentary makers aspired to.
The show was broadcast across the world between 1976 and 1981. Includes extensive interviews and complete performances rather than clips, as well as never seen before footage, like the rare clip of folk legend Woody Guthrie, and the last ever interview with Bing Crosby.
Ü Visually rich as mass entertainment ... its appeal should transcend most frontiers ... loaded with musical personalities.Ý ~ Variety
ÜScholarly ... one of the most comprehensive volumes to appear on pop.., the shows will attract a massive audience.Ý ~ Evening Standard (London)
Ü A dazzling parade of legendary performersæ sensationalÝ ~ Sunday Telegraph
Ü A mighty achievement. Thank you.Ý ~ John Lennon
Ü Magnificentæ.the editing is truly outstanding. A priceless archive.Ý ~ Bing Crosby
Ü Its colossal emotional, intellectual and historical range is breath-takingÝ ~ Pete Seeger.