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New to Streaming: Amazon Adds 33 Music Documentaries and Concerts

by VVN Music

The following is new music programming on Netflix and Amazon Prime that has premiered over the last week:

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  • Bob Dylan: Roads Rapidly Changing - The story of the Greenwich Village Folk Revival, and the part Bob Dylan played in it. This film tells the story of Dylan's entry into and departure from the US Folk Revival, and features new interviews with many of the big players from the scene as it unfolded, as well as an abundance of timely footage, rare performances and numerous other features.
  • Bob Dylan: 1978-1989: Both Ends of the Rainbow - This film reviews the years from late-1978 to 1989's Oh Mercy - an album that was seen as a huge return to form. This period of Dylan's career is one of the most controversial, fascinating and misunderstood of all. With the aid of rare footage, live and studio versions of the most pivotal songs, and exclusive interviews this film provides the most detailed document of 1980s Dylan ever made.
  • Bob Dylan: The Never Ending Narrative 1990-2006 - This documentary film follows the career and music of Bob Dylan from the aftermath of his stunning 1989 comeback album Oh Mercy and follows his story up to 2006's masterpiece, Modern Times. Featuring a wealth of archive material, performance footage, exclusive and classic interviews.
  • Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon & McCartney 1957-1965 - This film reviews the partnership, music and impact of Lennon and McCartney as composers. From the day they met in 1957 until the release of the Rubber Soul album at the end of 1965, the film dissects and contrasts, reassesses, providing one of the finest films made about the band during this period. Drawing on rare footage, classic performances, penetrating revelations from friends of the pair.
  • Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon & McCartney 1966-1970 - Composing the Beatles Songbook-Lennon/McCartney 1966-70 is an independent documentary film that reviews the partnership, music and impact of Lennon and McCartney as composers during this hugely creative period. From the first bars of Eleanor Rigby to the closing Abbey Road song-cycle, this film shows how they barely put a step wrong in making the most joyous music the world had ever witnessed.
  • Composing Outside the Beatles: Lennon & McCartney 1973-1980 - In the early 1970s both Lennon and McCartney carved out hugely successful solo careers. By the end of 1972 the pair had both hit the lowest point. 1973's output, however, put both of them back on the musical map Lennon& McCartney 1973-80 is an independent documentary film which reviews John and Paul's music during the second and final part of their parallel post-Beatles careers.
  • David Bowie: The Calm Before the Storm - David Bowie's first record was issued as early as 1964 and so began, in the view of many, the most creative career in the history contemporary music. This film focuses on "Space Oddity," "Man Who Sold the World" and "Hunky Dory."
  • Brian Eno: 1971-1979: The Man Who Fell to Earth - This documentary film - the first ever about Eno - explores his life, career and music between the years 1971 & 1977, the period that some view as his golden age. Featuring numerous exclusive interviews, contributions from a range of musicians, writers, collaborators and friends - plus performance and studio film and an abundance of the most exceptional music ever created.
  • Allman Brothers: After the Crash - From the producers and directors of the critically acclaimed Song Of The South - Duane Allman & The Rise Of The Allman Brothers Band, this film takes the story of the post-Duane years and pieces together the fascinating history of this legendary group who continued to perform and record almost 50 years after first treading the boards as a young but hugely credible and enormously ambitious band.
  • Devo: The Complete Truth About De-Evolution - Devo, the seminal concept band, made a career out of setting to music video their dada-gone-camp theory of De-Evolution and its rebuke of corporate culture. This is a comprehensive collection of Devo's output, an essential tour of the pre-to-post-punk scene. Includes groundbreaking pre-MTV clips that defined the form with twisted genius intros and outros, rare performance footage, and extras.
  • Barclay James Harvest: Live in Concert at Metropolis Studio - December 2010 at Metropolis Studios, West London. 120 fans are squeezed into Studio A to witness, at extremely close quarters, a performance by a progressive rock legend. Founder member Lees' version of the band has the full range of 21st century technology available to present what is a selection of the best of BJH.
  • My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade is Dead! - My Chemical Romance's,"The Black Parade Is Dead!" features over two full hours of footage in front of over 22,000 fans. These two concerts cover, from their very last performance of"The Black Parade" in Mexico City, Mexico on October 7th, 2007 at Palacio De Los Deportes, to their live performance in Hoboken, New Jersey on October 24th 2007 at Maxwell's.
  • The Damned: Don't You Wish That You Were Dead - The story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned, the first U.K. punks on wax and the first to cross the Atlantic. Includes appearances by Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones (The Clash), Lemmy and members of Pink Floyd, Black Flag, Depeche Mode, the Sex Pistols, Blondie, Buzzcocks, and more. Shot around the globe over three years, the film charts the band's complex history and infighting.
  • Roberta Flack: Live in Concert With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra - From her humble beginnings in Arlington, Virginia, Roberta Flack rose to global stardom with her soulful renditions of  'The First Time Ever I Saw You Face' and 'Killing Me Softly With His Song', both songs earning her Grammy Record Of The Year awards in 1973 and 1974 respectively. This memorable concert performance recorded with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the height of her success.
  • Adele: The Only Way is Up - This film discovers who Adele really is and with the aid of rare archive interviews during which she speaks candidly and honestly about her life and career, reveals just what it is that has transformed this seemingly unremarkable girl from Croydon into the most successful musical icon of the third millennium.
  • Behind Jimi Hendrix and His Life - Jimi Hendrix had a lot to his life before he became and icon. This documentary biography will give you a look into his life before he became a star.
  • Behind Kurt Cobain and His Life - Enjoy this documentary on Kurt Cobain and how he came to be. This documentary will discuss Kurt as a child leading up to his adult years and details on his success.
  • Freddie Mercury: Rockstar - The legendary Freddie Mercury remains adored by many fans thanks to his incredible singing voice and flamboyant stage personality. Learn more about the phenomenal Queen frontman in this fascinating documentary.
  • Prince: Artist - Prince is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards and an Oscar. Learn more about Prince's life and his music in this fascinating documentary.
  • Stevie Nicks: Through the Looking Glass - For over four decades Stevie Nicks has been responsible for composing some of the best loved and most joyous contemporary songs ever written, as this documentary film recounts. Featuring rare footage, archive and new interviews, plus contributions from those who have worked closely with Stevie such as good friend Keith Olsen, Rumours producer Ken Caillat, and Rick Vito, this film will delight fans.
  • Eminem: The Marshall Plan - Eminem documentary and interview tracing the history of this groundbreaking rapper. This film traces the history of Eminem's career in a documentary covering his rise to the top.
  • Tupac: Rapper - To this day, Tupac Shakur remains an icon to the hip-hop culture. His lyricism and poetry were a breath of fresh air during 90's rap and left him in a class of his own until his untimely demise in 1996.
  • Biggie Smalls: The Notorious B.I.G. Documentary - Christopher Wallace, AKA The Notorious B.I.G. is considered to be one of the best rappers to ever come out of the east coast. Biggie achieved a lifetime's worth of goals in the rap community and garnered huge acclaim in just a brief period of time, as he was gunned down at the young age of 24. This documentary is a biography on one of hip-hop's truest legends.
  • Scarred But Smarter: Life N Times of Drivin' N' Cryin' - Strange and true story of legendary Southern alternative rocker band, Drivin' N' Cryin', what is Rock and Roll success? Director Eric Von Haessler spent 3 years asking why his favorite band, Drivin' N' Cryin', wasn't world-famous. With help from fans Peter Buck, Darius Rucker, Jason Isbell, Ty Pennington and others, he uncovers the fascinating, behind-the-scenes story.
  • Bloomberg Game Changers: Jay-Z - His rise to global fame and fortune is even more inspiring when one takes into account the awesome obstacles he has had to overcome. Through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates, Game Changers follows his meteoric rise from the projects to business success, highlighting the unorthodox business style and entrepreneurial instincts that contribute to his creative genius.
  • Justin Beiber: Always Believing - Go beyond the music to learn what it took for Justin Bieber, a boy from small town with a passion for music, to dominate the pop charts around the world.
  • Live at Billy Bob's Texas: David Allan Coe - Recorded at the world-famous Billy Bob's Texas in Ft. Worth. Coe showcases many of his monster hits, including "If That Ain't Country" and "The Ride".
  • Live at Billy Bob's Texas: Jackson Taylor & the Sinners - Things get rowdy at the largest Honky-Tonk in Texas when Jackson Taylor & The Sinners come to town.
  • Adina Howard: Resurrection Tour Ohio - Adina Howard's Resurrection Tour continues to the state of Ohio as fans get a glimpse of her shows in the cities of Columbus and Cincinnati.
  • Babie Jackson: The Lavish Life - Enter the world of Brooklyn born upcoming recording artist/entertainer Babie Jackson, follow her as she records her first independent recorded single and preparing for an album and upcoming tour. Follow Babie Jackson as she takes you through the ups and downs of being a upcoming female artist and the adversity of being a lesbian in America as well as her adventure to stardom.
  • Nuclear Valdez - Nuclear Valdez follows up their 2017 album "Present From The Past" with a rare hometown show back at Churchill's Pub in Miami. Their set list includes"Summer","(Share a little) Shelter" and "Rose Colored Glasses."
  • Renz Julian: Thug Scholarship - Rapper Renz Julian takes the audience on a guided journey through his life growing up on the streets of Oakland, Antioch and San Jose, and the trials and tribulations of his entry into the music business.
  • Punk's Not Dead - Punk's Not Dead combines intelligent, insightful commentary with live performances, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and a killer soundtrack. It features such bands as The Adicts, Bad Religion, Black Flag, The Damned, The God Awfuls, Minor Threat, NOFX, The Offspring, The Ramones, Rancid, Social Distortion, UK Subs, and many, many more.