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Last updated September 02, 2014

Classic Albums : Black Sabbath: Paranoid Poster

Classic Albums : Black Sabbath: Paranoid

2010 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

This installment of the Classic Albums series tells the story behind one of heavy metal's greatest achievements: "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath. The four original members of Black Sabbath talk us through the making of the album.
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Pearl Jam Twenty

2011 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Veteran rock band Pearl Jam celebrates its 20th anniversary with a documentary bio that recounts the group's turbulent history and internal struggles. Never-before-seen material culled from 1,200 hours of film captures the band from all perspectives.
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Classic Albums: Rush: 2112 & Moving Pictures

2010 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

This installment in the Classic Albums series gives fans a double dose of Rush, examining two of the seminal prog-rock band's most important albums: "2112," their breakthrough effort, and "Moving Pictures," their best-selling record to date.
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Bee Gees: In Our Own Time

2010 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

This documentary follows the Bee Gees from their roots in England to their early career in Australia, their return to England and international breakthrough in the late '60s, and then on to global superstardom with "Saturday Night Fever."
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Classic Albums: The Band Poster

Classic Albums: The Band

1997 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

This documentary examines the making of the Band's 1969 self-titled album, including interviews with band members, commentary from rockers Eric Clapton and George Harrison, and performances of hits such as "The Weight" and "I Shall Be Released."
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Classic Albums: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Damn the Torpedoes Poster

Classic Albums: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Damn the Torpedoes

2009 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

This installment of the Classic Albums series goes into the studio with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to dissect the making of the band's landmark third album, "Damn the Torpedoes," which spawned hits like "Refugee" and "Don't Do Me Like That."
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Ghost Blues: The Story of Rory Gallagher Poster

Ghost Blues: The Story of Rory Gallagher

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

This film follows Rory Gallagher's life and career from his upbringing in Cork to his early days with a show band, the brief success of Taste and his legendary solo career leading up to his health problems and tragic death at the age of just 47.
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Classic Albums : Def Leppard: Hysteria Poster

Classic Albums : Def Leppard: Hysteria

2002 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Def Leppard's album "Hysteria" sold over 17 million copies, produced seven hit singles and brought worldwide superstardom to the band in 1987. This program takes a track-by-track look at the making of the album.
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Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon Poster

Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon

2003 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

A must for any Pink Floyd buff, this film chronicles the band's journey prior to the release of their classic album "The Dark Side of the Moon" in 1973. Discover how the band created the landmark recording and see interviews with band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright as they provide insight into the record-making process. Also includes single performances of certain tracks.
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Classic Albums: Metallica: The Black Album Poster

Classic Albums: Metallica: The Black Album

2001 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Metallica's critcally acclaimed self-titled 1991 album via band interviews, archival footage, demos and performances. The "Black Album" launched the metal heroes into the mainstream.
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Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon Poster

Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Delving beyond the salacious headlines that have long surrounded Michael Jackson's personal life, this remarkable footage catches the King of Pop relaxing at his famed Neverland Ranch, where he muses on fame, God and his relationships with kids.
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Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm Poster

Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

2010 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

As a drummer and vocalist for The Band, Levon Helm contributed to some of rock's most enduring classics. This eye-opening documentary examines what happened after the group dissolved, and the demons that haunted Helm until his solo comeback in 2007.
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Tegan & Sara: Get Along

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This collection dedicated to the beloved musical duo features short documentaries that follow Tegan and Sara on tour in India and the United States, plus an intimate studio concert filmed in Vancouver, B.C.
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Classic Albums: Iron Maiden: Number of the Beast Poster

Classic Albums: Iron Maiden: Number of the Beast

2001 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

"The Number of the Beast," Iron Maiden's most successful album, is admired by fans for its focus and loathed by critics for supposed satanic messages. Album producer Martin Birch studies it song by song in this documentary.
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Classic Albums: Deep Purple: Machine Head Poster

Classic Albums: Deep Purple: Machine Head

2002 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Featuring illuminating interviews, archival film, television clips and a track-by-track analysis, this retrospective revisits the creation of "Machine Head," Deep Purple's seven-song masterpiece released in 1972.
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Paul Simon: Graceland

1997 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This acclaimed documentary examines Paul Simon's inspiration for the Grammy-winning album "Graceland," his meetings with South African musicians and the international collaboration that helped produce the album.
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Classic Albums: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours Poster

Classic Albums: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

1997 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Musicianship, hard work and heartache all went into Fleetwood Mac's multiplatinum album "Rumours," a masterpiece spawned by personal dramas. This "Classic Albums" installment chronicles the the album's making as the band's relationships crumbled.
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Elvis '56

1987 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

The year Elvis Presley went from rising pop star to overnight sensation is chronicled through rare footage, interviews and that pelvis-gyrating music. The video includes clips of the King's legendary appearances on the "Ed Sullivan," "Steve Allen" and "Milton Berle" TV shows as well as his film debut in Love Me Tender. The unforgettable Elvis tunes include "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Don't Be Cruel" and "Peace in the Valley." Levon Helm narrates.
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Classic Albums: Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Poster

Classic Albums: Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

2001 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Sit down with Elton John, Bernie Taupin and others who were responsible for creating this memorable album. By blending styles and genres, John produced some of his most acclaimed songs, including "Bennie and the Jets" and "Candle in the Wind."
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Bob Marley & the Wailers: Catch a Fire Poster

Bob Marley & the Wailers: Catch a Fire

1999 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh are credited with introducing reggae music to the masses with their first album, "Catch a Fire." This documentary goes behind the scenes of the making of this legendary album.
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Classic Albums: Cream: Disraeli Gears Poster

Classic Albums: Cream: Disraeli Gears

2006 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

This installment of the Classic Albums documentary series explores Cream's influential sophomore release, "Disraeli Gears," which delivered a whole new sound to hungry rock consumers of the 1960s.
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The Doors: No One Here Gets Out Alive Poster

The Doors: No One Here Gets Out Alive

1981 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

This fascinating 1981 documentary lionizes the Lizard King as the remaining members of the Doors -- drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek -- discuss legendary front man Jim Morrison, who died in 1971.
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Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty Poster

Classic Albums: The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty

1997 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

This intimate documentary goes behind the scenes with one of the rock world's best-loved acts: the Grateful Dead. The film, produced after lead guitarist Jerry Garcia's untimely death, offers an engaging retrospective of the prolific band.
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Classic Albums: Elvis Presley Poster

Classic Albums: Elvis Presley

2001 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

This documentary chronicles the unique story of what went into making Elvis Presley's first hit album for RCA Records in 1956. Sun Records founder Sam Phillips reminisces about how he auditioned and befriended Elvis.
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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Poster

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

2012 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Packed with archival footage and interviews, this absorbing documentary explores the history of Memphis rock band Big Star, which experienced commercial failure and critical acclaim, garnering a cult following and influencing artists such as REM.
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