Review: Music Documentary ECHO IN THE CANYON Is Crafted Like A Classic Hit Single - Movies In Focus
A wonderfully textured look at a very special time in music history, Andrew Slater’s Echo In The Canyon is an exceptional journey into the music scene in and around LA’s Laurel Canyon in the the mid-to-late 1960s. It’s a story told by those who lived it and Slater’s film features a who’s-who of 1960s musical talent including Brian Wilson Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Lou Adler, John Sebastian, as well as stars like Jackson Browne and the late Tom Petty, who were both influenced by the music which filtered through the airwaves way back when. We’re taken on our journey into the past by Jakob Dylan, a brilliant interviewer who manages to get relax his subjects and get them to open-up with some great stories about their lives and music. We hear how Michelle Phillips’ affair inspired Go Where You Wanna Go, how The Beatles inspired The Beach Boys, who in-turn inspired the Fab Four to push their musical sounds further and even how Eric Clapton ripped-off Roger McGuinn’s work because he liked it so much. Everyone is frank and honest, with even David Crosby admitting that he deserved to be kicked out of The [...]