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Smeaton, Bob

Overview
Works: 101 works in 388 publications in 4 languages and 3,537 library holdings
Genres: Biographical films  Biography  Documentary films  Rock films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Rock concert films  Interviews  History 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Performer, Author, Other, tld, Film editor, Scenarist, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 782.421660922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bob Smeaton
Festival express by Bob Smeaton( Visual )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the summer of 1970, a series of music festivals took place across Canada. After the first festival in Toronto, the musicians, their roadies and a film crew traveled by private train to the remaining festivals in Winnipeg and Calgary. This is the story of the Festival Express. The tour was a financial flop, and thanks of a fight between the festival promoters and the film producers, no film was edited or exhibited. So this film is, in effect, a brand new film from 1970. If the tour itself was not a success, the party that accompanied it became legend: take one private train, add eight bands full of talented musicians get impromptu jams fueled by drugs and liquor in every car. The main attraction is two now deceased headliners, Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia, seen both on stage and off. Filmed only two months before Joplin's death, the sequences involving her are truly electrifying and capture her at the height of her self-consuming talent. The Grateful Dead are captured while in the midst of recording and releasing its two essential albums (Workingman's Dead and American Beauty). It captures a pure moment in time when musical hearts and minds beat as one, when musicians of all stripes--without benefit of publicists, handlers, or security goons--came together to work and play hard and leave behind one damn fine-looking corpse
Jimi Hendrix : hear my train a comin' by Bob Smeaton( Visual )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and German and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies taken by Hendrix and drummer Mitch Mitchell while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters, and more to provide new insight into the musician's personality and genius. Recently uncovered film footage of Hendrix at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival is among the previously unseen treasures featured
Nirvana : Nevermind by Bob Smeaton( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nirvana: Nevermind is a documentary from the Classic Albums series that offers an in-depth look at the making of this highly influential record. Featuring exclusive interviews with surviving bandmembers Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, the film also includes contributions from album producers, biographers and friends who discuss the creation of the album, and the life and career of frontman Kurt Cobain
Who's next by Who (Musical group)( Visual )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of The Who reminisce about the making of their album, Who's next, released in 1971. Includes early archival footage and previously unseen performances of songs from the album
The Beatles anthology by Beatles( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual history of the Beatles beginning in 1940 and ending with the breakup of the band at the end of the '60s. Includes their songs, successes and failures
The Beatles : the mini documentaries by Beatles( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 13 short documentaries about the making of the Beatles' record albums
The Band by Band (Musical group)( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of The Band and their classic album of the same name, as told by the band members and others associated with the making of the album ; includes performances of some of the tracks from the album
The Doors by Doors (Musical group)( Visual )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews, music, archival footage, and live performances depict the making of the band's first album
Bat out of hell by Meat Loaf( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the making of the rock album "Bat out of Hell" by Meat Loaf; includes live performances of songs from the album
Goodbye yellow brick road : 1973( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the inside story of the making of this classic album. Features new and archive performances and interviews with Elton John, his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, band members Davey Johnstone and Nigel Olsson, producer Gus Dudgeon, engineer David Hentschel, and arranger Del Newman
The Dick Cavett show( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The complete collection of Jimi Hendrix's celebrated appearances on 'The Dick Cavett Show' represented Jimi's US network television debut and this special collection features complete live performances of "Izabella," "Machine Gun," and "Hear My Train A'Comin'." Jimi's insightful interviews with Cavett touched upon a variety of personal and professional issues ranging from his stint as a US Army paratrooper to his celebrated rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" at the Woodstock Festival. These conversations with Cavett helped reveal the humor, passion, and intelligence of the man behind such rock classics as 'Are You Experienced' and 'Electric Ladyland'"--Container
West Coast Seattle boy : the Jimi Hendrix anthology by Jimi Hendrix( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elton John : Goodbye yellow brick road by Elton John( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film tells the inside story of the making of this classic album. As well as interviews with Elton John himself and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, there are contributions from musicians Davey Johnston and Nigel Olsson, along with comments from Sir Tim Rice and Paul Gambaccini
Danny boy : in sunshine or in shadow( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny Boy, written to the tune Londonderry Air by Fred Weatherly in 1913, has proven to have great popularity. It has been both sung by many notable singers and arranged in various forms of music. This documentary covers the history of the song and lets selected modern musicians explain what the song means to them
Lou Reed : transformer by Lou Reed( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 1972 album
Hendrix, Band of Gypsys by Jimi Hendrix( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a documentary, commentary and performance of Jimi Hendrix and Band of Gypsys live at the Fillmore East on Jan. 1, 1970
The Beatles anthology by Beatles( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third program in an 8 part anthology of the Beatles singing group using archival footage and interviews to tell their story between February, 1964 and July, 1964. Opens with the Beatles first tour of America and their two appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. The crowd scenes of frantic fans are particularly impressive as they travel from New York to Washington D.C. to Miami. On February 22, 1964 they return to London to film their first motion picture "A hard days night". After the publication of John Lennon's book "In their own write", they take off again this time for a tour to Holland, Hong Kong and Australia
The Beatles anthology by Beatles( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventh program in an 8 part anthology of the Beatles singing group using archival footage and interviews to tell their story between June, 1967 to July, 1968. Film opens with the first around the world satellite hookup which was created for the concert in which the Beatles release "All you need is love". It covers their disillusionment with the Haight Ashbury (San Francisco's hippieville), and the death of their long time agent, Brian Epstein. They meet with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who initiates them into transcendental meditation and work out the TV film, the Magical Mystery Tour. They open their own bookstore in London (The Apple Shop) and create Apple Corps, their own company, formed to "mix business with pleasure."
Stars by Mick Hucknall( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archival footage, music, interviews, and more help to examine the creation of the band's 1991 album
 
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