Romantic Warriors III - Canterbury Tales DVD

SKU Zeitgeist 828
Yes, I know that they already shocked me by doing a documentary on R.I.O., so I am not exactly shocked to see this - but I am still very pleased and pleasantly surprised to see a quite thorough documentary on the under-valued Canterbury-and-related scene made and released. No matter how much you already know, you'll learn stuff from this film!

"It is our pleasure to introduce to you our third film in the Romantic Warriors - A Progressive Saga series that will guide you through the amazing history, development of the Canterbury Scene and its influence on contemporary bands.

The Canterbury Scene of the late 60s and early 70s marked a remarkable period in the history of British progressive rock music and, most notably, the development of jazz rock. A number of later bands that formed outside of Canterbury have been labeled as “Canterbury bands” (including a few in Europe), some of these bands were founded by a member of Soft Machine or Caravan while others were obviously influenced by these Canterbury groups. The scene was a breeding ground for world class players of considerable harmonic sophistication who innovated and expanded the music of their time.

Through interviews with "Canterbury Scene" musicians, clips of live performances, photographs, and current/archival footage, the film takes a closer look at the bands that are now considered a part of the Canterbury Family Tree.

The film highlights the following 60s/70s Canterbury Scene bands:
•Wilde Flowers (UK)
•Soft Machine (UK)
•Caravan (UK)
•Gong (France)
•Delivery (UK)
•Egg (UK)
•Matching Mole (UK)
•Hatfield and The North (UK)
•Gilgamesh (UK)
•National Health (UK)
•In Cahoots (UK)
•Quiet Sun (UK)
•Supersister (Netherlands)
•Moving Gelatine Plates (France)
•The Muffins (USA)

Among the musicians of the Canterbury Scene (that were active in the 70s), the following have been interviewed for the film:
Pye Hastings & Geoffrey Richardson, (Caravan) Dirk "Mont" Campbell (Uriel, Egg), Brian Hopper, (Wilde Flowers, Zobe), David Sinclair (Caravan, Hatfield and The North), Bill MacCormick (Matching Mole, Quiet Sun), Robert Jan Stips (SuperSister), Didier Malherbe (Gong) Phil Miller (Delivery, Hatfield and The North, National Health, In Cahoots), Roy Babbington (Nucleus, Delivery, Soft Machine), John Etheridge (Soft Machine), Didier Thibault (Moving Gelatine Plates), Patrick Forgas (Forgas), Benoit Moerlen (Gong, Pierre Moerlen’s Gong, Mike Oldfield’s Band, Gongzilla), Theo Travis (Soft Machine Legacy, Steven Wilson), David Newhouse (The Muffins), Richard Sinclair (Caravan, Hatfield & The North, Caravan of Dreams), and Daevid Allen (Gong, University of Errors)."

  • Format TypeNTSC
  • Region CodingAll Region
  • LabelZeitgeist
  • UPC888295248280
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