Next month sees the release of Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who – a feature-length film about one of the seminal and most influential rock bands in history.
This special edition double disc DVD spans more than four and tells one of the greatest stories of rock. The film features all-new, exclusive, never-before-seen interviews with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and others, rare and recently discovered concert footage, artist profiles and much, much more, all in 5.1 Surround Sound.
The companion feature film on the DVD, Amazing Journey: Six Quick Ones, takes the viewer inside the mysteries that drive a rock band to the pinnacle of musical achievement.
The two have been deliberately conceived as complimentary pieces of work, one film for a wide audience and one for the die-hard rock fan, and present a complex and complete picture of the legendary musicians, as they have never been seen before.
Music greats including Sting, U2�s The Edge, Pearl Jam�s Eddie Vedder and Oasis� Noel Gallagher, offer insightful commentaries on The Who�s indelible influence. Alongside a collector�s booklet and exclusive never-before seen DVD bonus content, this set comprises one of music�s most collectible and comprehensive compilations ever assembled about one of rock�s greatest bands.
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who was produced by Spitfire Pictures� Nigel Sinclair (NO DIRECTION HOME: BOB DYLAN), and Trinifold�s Bill Curbishley and Robert Rosenberg. It is directed by Paul Crowder (ONCE IN A LIFETIME) and Academy Award� winner Murray Lerner (FESTIVAL).
Producer, Nigel Sinclair says �If there are four legs to the table of the 60’s rock movement that has inspired and defined popular music ever since, they are The Who – as well as, of course, The Beatles, The Stones and Dylan – and it was both daunting and thrilling to be charged with producing the authorized story for this work. As part of the foundation of rock n’ roll, The Who’s legacy is still evolving, of course, as they continue to fill houses and inspire artists all over the world. Part of the power of The Who’s music is its honesty and authenticity and we have tried our hardest to remain true to that spirit while making these two films.�
Beginning with their first hit single �I Can�t Explain,� The Who emerged from Mod-Era London to electrify the world with their unique sound. The music and live performances of Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Keith Moon tore through the existing boundaries of rock. The band has recorded 11 remarkable albums, including the world�s first rock opera Tommy, and the ensuing masterwork Quadrophenia.
The British legends produced some of the most compelling and original music of the era, including the songs, �Won�t Get Fooled Again,� �Happy Jack,� �Pictures of Lily� and the immortal �My Generation.� The feature film brings the band�s story right up to date with footage from the band�s recent tour and tracks from the band�s first album in two decades �Endless Wire�.
Produced by Spitfire Pictures in association with Trinifold Management, will be released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment on DVD on November 5, 2007.