Last updated May 30, 2020
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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."
Details about Classic Albums: Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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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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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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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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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Joni Mitchell's career as a singer-songwriter and painter is extensively profiled in this in-depth documentary, which originally aired as part of the PBS American Masters series. Take a look at this prolific artist as she reflects on a career that spans decades and includes some of the most influential music of that era.
Details about Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind
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