Mellodrama - The Mellotron Movie DVD

SKU 705105476964
"Mellodrama, a documentary by Dianna Dilworth, explores the rising and falling fortunes of the Chamberlin and its better-known successor the Mellotron—the first musical keyboards to play the pre-recorded sounds of other instruments. From a California workshop to Royal Albert Hall, Mellodrama tells the story of an ingenious contraption called the Mellotron. Essentially the first sampling instrument, its haunting sound has changed the production and texture of popular music—from the Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and the Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin” to Radiohead’s OK Computer and Kanye West’s “Gold Digger.”"

featuring members from: The Beach Boys • The Moody Blues • The Zombies • King Crimson • Yes • Cheap Trick • Black Sabbath • Genesis • Refugee • Opeth • Latin Playboys • Goblin • Maroon 5 • Moog Cookbook • Änglagård • Optiganally Yours • Bigelf
plus: Fabio Frizzi • Jon Brion • Michael Penn • Matthew Sweet • Woody Jackson • Zac Rae • Patrick Warren



“Surprisingly fascinating.”—Philadelphia Weekly
“A study in the unpredictability of innovation.”—Rhizome
“This is where sampling started.” —Jon Brion
“An insider’s view of the history of the Chamberlin and the Mellotron, which isn’t always pretty.”—Echoes
“The Mellotron stays cool.”—Brian Wilson
  • Format TypeNTSC
  • Region CodingAll Region
  • LabelBazillion Points
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