After years of playing film festivals around the world, The Wrecking Crew finally arrives and Blu-ray and DVD. They were the musicians who were responsible for so many radio hits. They would rush around from studio to studio in Los Angeles to make the songs that you’re still humming. They were the notes beneath the Beach Boys’ harmonies. Here’s the press release from Magnolia:
OFFICIAL SELECTION AT THE SXSW FILM FESTIVAL
THE WRECKING CREW
Meet The Unsung Heroes Of The West Coast Sound In The
“Illuminating” (New York Daily News) Documentary Arriving On
Blu-ray™, DVD And Digital HD June 16
From Magnolia Home Entertainment
Become immersed in the intoxicating sound of the 1960s and 1970s when the dazzling documentary THE WRECKING CREW takes center stage on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD June 16 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. The “fascinating” (New York Post) film provides a peek behind the curtain at the oft-heard session musicians relied on by some of the greatest musical hit-makers of the 1960s and 1970s.
From The Beach Boys to The Byrds, Nancy Sinatra to The Monkees, the ensemble known as “The Wrecking Crew” was responsible for the influential West Coast sound that echoes through some of the most enduring pop and rock hits of all time. Directed by Denny Tedesco (the son of “Wrecking Crew” member Tommy Tedesco), the film gives music lovers “an invaluable record of a kind of rock golden age” (Los Angeles Times). The acclaimed documentary was an official selection at the SXSW Film Festival, winner of “The Golden Space Needle Audience Award” at the Seattle International Film Festival, and was nominated for “Best Music Documentary” by the International Documentary Association.
THE WRECKING CREW will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD with over six hours of special features, including a range of deleted scenes, and will be available for the suggested retail prices of $29.98 and $26.98, respectively.
What the Funk Brothers did for Motown…The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast sound. Six years in a row in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. THE WRECKING CREW tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “West Coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world.
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