A Retrospective is a documentary look into the
life of one of America's premier songwriters. As a founding member of The
Band, as one of Bob Dylan's first musical partners, as a respected solo
artist, and as a noted film scorer, Robertson's musical career has paired him
with some of the most important entertainers of our time. This video journey
includes never before seen footage of Robertson doing what he does best:
making music. Writing songs in a motel room with Bob Dylan, performing with
the Band during the making of the Basement Tapes, rehearsing with Eric
Clapton for the Band's 1994 Hall of Fame induction, planning a film score
with Barry Levinson, and reminiscing with director Martin Scorsese are all
highlights of this one hour retrospective of Robertson's long and legendary
career. Also featured are 'lost performance' film segments from the Band's
appearance at Woodstock, as well as unreleased clips of Robbie and the Band
backing up Bob Dylan on the infamous 'Eat the Document' tour.
A Retrospective - From the Band to the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame
This is a laserdisc
that probably contains the same material as the
It is nearly identical
to the Robbie Robertson documentary that was broadcasted on the Disney Channel
in the US in 1995.
The disc does not have any film footage of The Band rehearsing and
recording Music From Big Pink. The video features a lot of interviews.
Robbie talks about Delta Blues, guitar playing, Native Americans, and Bob Dylan. Robbie also talks to Willie Dixon and Martin Scorsese.
Robbie Robertson - A Retrospective - Videodisc - 1994 - VideoArts Music. Inc, Tokyo, Japan - VALJ-3419
Information contributed by
Eric Stangel and
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