Tower Records documentary

Ross Hunter <ross@...>

Here’s a video you might enjoy: “All Things Must Pass” a documentary on the rise and fall of Tower Records. I watched it from Netflix…including all the extras.

Here’s a link to the trailer:

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry. In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: The Internet. But that's not the story. 'All Things Must Pass' is a feature documentary film examining this iconic company's explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder Russ Solomon.

A Roger Ebert review:  "I imagine millennials will hold up digital music players and roll their eyes at us old people weeping in the audience. “All Things Must Pass” will play as an entertaining history lesson for the current generation. But any movie that begins and ends with the sound of a phonograph needle hitting vinyl knows the audience sweet spot it’s aiming for, and for those folks, “All Things Must Pass” is a rousing success.