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Les Paul - Chasing Sound
Les Paul - Chasing Sound
Actor: Les Paul
Director: Les Paul
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Documentary
NR     2007     2hr 0min

Guitar wizard, inventor, architect of rock n roll...the legendary Les Paul tells his own rags-to-riches story in this feature-length documentary shot in HD. From his hometown in Waukesha to Chicago, Nashville, Hollywood ...  more »

     
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Actor: Les Paul
Director: Les Paul
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Educational, Biography, History
Studio: KOCH VISION
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 08/14/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Spellbinding from beginning to end
G. A. Axelson | Houston, TX USA | 07/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this documentary last night on TV and would recommend it to anyone who appreciates music, history, inventors, musicians, electronics. It is one of the best things I have ever seen on television. Buy it - you will not be disappointed."
Absolutely fantastic
Todd J. Elliott | Mansfield, MA USA | 07/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I too, like many other reviewers, saw this program on PBS. Outstanding! I was glued to the set. Seeing how Les Paul evolved; inventing and creating trends of sound for and with the likes of other great artists, is just amazing. Truly an American icon, one of our nations greatest ambassador to music. Not just every guitarist should want to watch this dvd, every musician, artist, oh heck, everyone should watch this. It's a great look at early radio, electronics, jazz, American culture and history. It provides a great window into the past to witness this man's contribution to music. A must have documentary for music lovers."
Even if you are not a Les Paul Fan
Thomas Schulz | 07/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who listens to recorded music owes a nod to this man. Any musician who performs professionally, owes their sound in part to this man.
In this documentary, you see and hear from Les about career, his inventions and life from the early to now. You hear him tell his side of the story in his work with music greats, the people he performed with, where he learned his chops and cut his teeth. Then you'll see and hear from respected industry pro's he impacted and see the effect of his recordings and his 'sound' upon those who are well known household names and those behind the scenes. This is Les Paul's life throughout the ages, from young inventor, to well respected jazz guitarist, to serviceman, to band leader, all throughout his career, retirement and comebacks. It shows takes from early clips and photos, the TV shows, previous anniversaries and dedication events. Happy Birthday Les and thank you. You are the real life Thomas Edison and Indiana Jones of Music."
"Chasing Sound (2007) ... Les Paul ... Koch Vision"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 08/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Koch Vision present "CHASING SOUND" (2007) (120 mins/Color) (Dolby Digital) --- Les Paul (born Lester William Polsfuss on June 9, 1915) is an American jazz guitarist and inventor --- He is one of the most important figures in the development of modern electric musical instruments and recording techniques --- He is a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar (the Gibson Les Paul, which he helped design, is one of the most famous and enduring models), multitrack recording, and various reverberation and echo effects.

He is the Godfather of the electric guitar ... Inventor of multi-track recording, overdubbing, reverb, and echo --- Music as we know it would literally not be possible without the recording processes he pioneered --- His virtuosic playing, and the mythical Gibson electric guitar that bears his name, inspired the legends of the rock & roll revolution --- Waukesha, Wisconsin Hometown Hero ... Jazz Pioneer ...1950's Pop Superstar ... Guitar Wizard ... Inventor ... Architect of Rock & Roll ... American Original ... that's just the first 90 years! --- Strap in for a ride with this larger-than-life rascal - still playing every Monday night at a joint in Manhattan - as he tells his own rags-to riches story, joined by a cast of legendary musicians, admirers, and industry insiders.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
1. Full-length performances from the Iridium Jazz Club with Les Paul and His Trio.
2. Vintage duets with Keith Richards, Kay Starr, Merle Haggard and Chet Atkins.
3. Interviews with B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett, Jeff Beck, Merle Haggard, Steve Miller and many more.
4. Classic TV appearances (Les Paul and Mary Ford at Home, Omnibus and more)
5. Extended conversations with Les Paul.
6. Photo Gallery

Great job by Koch Vision for releasing "Chasing Sound" with Les Paul in the forefront, the digital transfere with a clean, clear and crisp print ---.looking forward to more high quality releases --- order your copy now from Amazon or Koch Vision where there are plenty of copies available on DVD, stay tuned once again for top notch musical entertainment --- all my heroes have been cowboys!

Total Time: 120 mins on DVD ~ Koch Vision KOCV6432 ~ (8/14/2007)"