Tower of Song: An Epic Story of Canada and Its Music
by Various Artists
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: April 17, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
This musical documentary proves to the dubious American public that there is more to Canadian culture than comedy and ice hockey. TOWER OF SONG is an exploration of the huge, somewhat enigmatic country that sits over the United States. Focusing on the 30 Canadian musicians who are in the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame--a diverse array of artists including Joni Mitchell, Paul Anka, The Guess Who, Neil Young, and classical pianist Glenn Gould--this television special explores each artist in the context of their homeland. A highly original film, TOWER OF SONG shows off a country as multi-layered and beautiful as the music its inhabitants make.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Tower of Song, a remarkable story set to an extraordinary soundtrack, is a two-hour television special spotlighting the 30 artists currently in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Shot on location across Canada, "Tower of Song" places the artists and their music in the context of their homeland as the camera catches the changing panorama of Canada's vast landscape. An inspiring set of musical portraits created and voiced by the country's greatest singers, songwriters and musicians: Paul Anka, The Band, Lenny Breau, Wilf Carter, David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat and Tears), Leonard Cohen, The Crew Cuts, The Diamonds, Denny Doherty (The Mamas and the Papas), Gil Evans, Maynard Ferguson, Maureen Forrester, The Four Lads, Glenn Gould, The Guess Who, Ian and Sylvia, John Kay (Steppenwolf), Moe Koffman, Gordon Lightfoot, Guy Lombardo, Rob McConnell, Joni Mitchell, Anne Murray, Oscar Peterson, Rush, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Hank Snow, Domenic Troiano, Zal Yanovsky (The Lovin' Spoonful), and Neil Young.
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