This special three-DVD boxed set includes the first three volumes of the audio visual history of 'Canadian Pop Music' from the 1960s, 1970s & 1980s, giving fans and viewers a great snapshot and keepsake of the best in Canadian music from these three defining decades! Each of the three documentaries, originally aired on CBC Television, not only showcases the best Canadian music from each decade, but also profiles the artists and those who followed them - all sharing personal observations about influential musicians and songs.
SHAKIN' ALL OVER: Canadian pop Music in the 1960s captures all of those freewheeling sounds, from such legendary stars as Joni Mitchell, The Guess Who, Neil Young, Anne Murray and The Band to cult heroes like David Wiffen, The Collectors and Mashmakhan, and takes viewers on a trip back in time to Vancouver's 4th Avenue, Winnipeg's community centers, Montreal's dance halls and the clubs and coffeehouses that sprang up along Toronto's Yorkville and Yonge Street. There, in the absence of a music industry, a brave new sound began to emerge. The special is full of candid interviews with more than 60 iconic figures like Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bruce Cockburn, who offer illuminating stories about each other. The show also features an abundance of rare performance clips from the period, from Early Morning Rain to Oh What a Feeling.
THIS BEAT GOES ON: CANADIAN POP MUSIC IN THE 1970s: Tells the story of Canadian music in the 1970s, a ground-breaking era of great sounds, from glam and progressive rock to punk and reggae. Set in the formative years of Canada's music industry 'This Beat Goes On' features a jukebox of chart-topping songs along with archival footage and candid interviews from the who's who in the Canadian music scene during that time, including bonus segments/artists interviews (not previously aired) with Dan Hill, Joe Keithley, Bob and Daniel Lanois, Steven Leckie, Murray McLachlan, Carole Pope, Nash The Slash and Valdy.'
RISE UP: CANADIAN POP MUSIC IN THE 1980s: Looks at the digital age of Canadian music in the 1980s, a visual era of big hair and shoulder pads, when music videos helped propel homegrown artists to the international stage. Blending illuminating interviews with thrilling concert footage and videos, 'Rise Up' takes viewers on a thrilling ride into the decade's pop stratosphere. From hip-hop to pop to country and new wave, the DVD documents the global rise of Canadian music with a treasure trove of classic hits and cult classics. Also included are bonus segment/artist interviews (not previously aired) with Bruce Cockburn, Tom Cochrane, Gowan, Geddy Lee, Maestro, Mitsou and Robbie Robertson.