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This special ventures behind the scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award winning film “Frozen.” A breathtaking and fantastic saga – the real story of making of a modern movie based on a very old tale, that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of young 21st century fans. Viewers will get a rare look inside the Disney Animation Studios. They will hear from the animators, director, composers and intrepid studio boss John Lasseter, the stars of the film: all of whom dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big screen animated musical. We will take the audience to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of Arendelle, the fictional Frozen kingdom, and see the video journal made by the talented Art Director Mike Giaimo and his team as they travelled the gorgeous Norwegian north country to research the unforgettable look and feel they achieved.

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A century-old tradition of Nenana, Alaska, is the Ice Classic. Anyone stands to win over $300,000 as long they can guess, to the minute, when the river ice melts. This heartwarming doc considers the contest as an important source of community pride.

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In 1976, a low budget movie written by an unknown actor was released, inspiring audiences around the world to go the distance. 'Rocky' became the ultimate underdog film. Over forty years later, Sylvester Stallone recounts the making of the beloved classic through rare home movies provided by Director John G. Avildsen and Production Manager Lloyd Kaufman.

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A brand new documentary in the Classic Albums series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of Brian Wilson’s masterpiece The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’. Brian Wilson and the surviving members of The Beach Boys, (Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks) guide us through the writing and recording of the landmark album that is consistently voted one of the top three influential albums of all time. Featuring exclusive interviews, classic archive and rare studio outtakes from the recording sessions, this film tells the story of the creation of the record that cemented The Beach Boys reputation as a leading force to rival The Beatles and Brian Wilson as a songwriting genius.

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Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" Classic Album is the creative story behind the masterpiece: "Dark Side Of The Moon". "Dark Side Of The Moon" transformed Pink Floyd from art house favorites to global, stadium superstars. Prior to 1973, Pink Floyd maintained a relentless gigging schedule and by the time they came to record "Dark Side Of The Moon" had already created many of the basic tracks. "Dark Side Of The Moon" would be the first Pink Floyd (post Syd Barrett) album where Roger Waters would supply all the lyrics around a concept: The Circle of Life. With the timeless qualities of its production and musicality, allied to the hypnotic evocation of its central themes - alienation, paranoia, madness, war and death, "Dark Side Of The Moon" would become the album that would dominate the 70's and 80's (with a record number of 741 consecutive weeks in the Billboard 200). This program takes an in depth look at the making of the 1973 album. All four members of the band Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright are featured in exclusive interviews. Roger, David and Richard play songs and demonstrate themes from the album. Alan Parsons (the original engineer) takes you through the multi track tapes giving a unique insight into the musical fabric of the record and the program is illustrated throughout with archive footage. "Dark Side Of The Moon" with its combination of great songs, inventive effects and one of the best known sleeves ever, tapped into the world's collective subconscious and became a landmark in Rock history and a truly Classic Album. Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" Classic Album is the creative story behind the masterpiece: "Dark Side Of ThThanks for all your help.e Moon". "Dark Side Of The Moon" transformed Pink Floyd from art house.

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Tears For Fears produced one of the greatest albums from the new wave rock scene of the 1980s and with Songs from The Big Chair they defined the era. The Songs From the Big Chair album took the gothic synth-pop foundations of the band and combined them with arena-ready anthems leading to critical acclaim and the international hit singles Mothers Talk, Shout and Everybody Wants To Rule The World. With full cooperation of the band, this documentary explores how the album was recorded and the band left their indelible imprint on New Wave.

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The making of Fleetwood Mac's album Rumours in 1976/77.

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In this episode of the Classic Albums series, the surviving members of Def Leppard discuss the making of "Hysteria" as they sort through and explain the original multi-track tapes. In addition, some impromptu acoustic performances and musical demonstrations further dissect this classic album.

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There possibly isn’t an album in history that is as genre defining as Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’. Released in 1991, it single-handedly was responsible for the birth of what became to be known as grunge and has gone on to sell millions. ‘Nevermind’ was the second album from the Seattle trio and the first on the DGC label (its predecessor ‘Bleach’ was released on the Sub Pop label). It was produced by Butch Vig (also the drummer for the band Garbage) and mixed by Andy Wallace. Nirvana’s surviving members Krist Novoselic (bass) and Dave Grohl (drums) talk candidly about their past, the recording of ‘Nevermind’ and about Kurt Cobain and the legacy that he has left behind. Also featured are exclusive interviews with the likes of Garry Gersh (A&R DGC Records), Butch Vig, Jonathan Ponneman and Nils Bernstein (Sub Pop Records), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Jack Endino and many more.

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This episode of the classic albums series details the making of U2′s chart-topping album through interviews with band members, archival film footage and live performances.

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This film charts how The Dead evolved from “Anthem” to “Beauty”, and examines how these very different albums were made. It includes rare footage of the Dead in their prime from TV appearances and recording sessions to home videos as well as extensive interviews with band members, lyricist Robert Hunter and many musicians from the era.

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The latest addition to the acclaimed & award winning Classic Albums series tells the story behind the making of two legendary albums from Rush. 2112 was the album that saw Rush break through to major chart success. Moving Pictures opened them to a mass audience for the first time and remains the biggest selling album of their career. It also went to No. 1 in Canada and went quadruple platinum there whilst hitting No. 3 in both the UK and USA. Rush members Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart talk the making of the albums with original producer Terry Brown via interviews, demonstrations, archive videos and use of the original multi-track tapes.

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This episode of the CLASSIC ALBUMS series takes a track-by-track look at the making of the record with both Reed and his engineer Ken Scott poring over the original multi-tracks for the album. Additionally, there is archival footage of the Velvet Underground, an interview with the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart and a discussion with bassist Herbie Flowers about the origins of the famous bassline for “Walk on the Wild Side. ”

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This addition to Eagle Rocks’s acclaimed Classic Albums series focuses on Frank Zappa’s early seventies albums ‘Over-Nite Sensation’ (1973) and ‘Apostrophe (‘)’ (1974). Together they encapsulate Zappa’s extraordinary musical diversity and were also the two most commercially successful albums that he released in his prolific career. The film uses interviews, musical demonstrations, rare archive and home movie footage plus live performances to tell the story behind the conception and recording of these ground-breaking albums. ‘This is where you go to find every aspect of Frank’s music squeezed into two perfectly formed records’ - Dweezil Zappa

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Metallica's eponymous album, often referred to as the black album, is one of the best selling albums of all time and is rightly revered as the defining rock album of its generation. Eagle Vision's ongoing Classic Albums series is well established as the ultimate guide to the albums that have defined our lives. Featuring live and studio clips and interviews with the original band members, producers, engineers, managers and others closely associated with each project. The program tell the intimate story of the creation of these musical milestones

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The Sex Pistols album Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols is unquestionably one of the most important musical statements in the history of British music. It was in 1977, at a time when the nation was crippled by class division and unemployment that four working class teenagers with supposedly non-existent futures recorded an album that to this day remains as one of the greatest and most influential bodies of work ever recorded. This documentary features exclusive interviews with all four of the original members of the Sex Pistols as they take you on a track by track look at the making of the album. Featuring Steve Jones and Glen Matlock demonstrating selected riffs and licks off the album and explaining the development of the song writing. Candid interviews with Malcolm McLaren, Chris Thomas and Bill Price set the record straight about the recording session. Intertwining additional rare home video, live footage and early demo’s make this release a compelling must see.

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This latest addition to the acclaimed Classic Albums series takes us to the early eighties and the release of Duran Duran’s second album ‘Rio’. Released against a backdrop of riots, record unemployment and the Falklands War this optimistic and celebratory album would generate a string of hit singles and ground-breaking videos and catapult Duran Duran to global stardom. This film tells the story behind the writing, recording and subsequent success of the album through new interviews, musical demonstrations and both new and archive performances.

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The latest addition to the acclaimed & award winning Classic Albums series tells the story behind the making of one of Heavy Metal’s greatest achievements: ‘Paranoid’ by Black Sabbath. Released in the autumn of 1970, the band’s second album is regarded by many as the finest Metal album of all time, is hugely influential and has come to define the genre. The four original members of Black Sabbath: Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward talk us through the making of the album, together with the original engineer via interviews, demonstrations, archive videos and use of the original multi-track tapes.

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'Aja’ was the first British Top 10 hit for Steely Dan and was also the first album by Becker and Fagen as a duo. Becker and Fagen, renowned for their relentless perfectionism in the recording studio, recall the history of an album that was year in the making, but rewarded by a prestigious Grammy Award and three major hit singles, “Peg”, “Deacon Blues” and “Josie”. Steely Dan's ‘Aja’ has proved to be one of the most outstanding jazz-rock albums in the history of popular music. This is a vivid portrait of a 70s record that is still as fresh and as memorable decades after its release, a true Classic Album.

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A behind the scenes look at the making of Iron Maiden's critically praised album "The Number Of The Beast".

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Classic rock is one of the most popular styles of music in the world, touching the lives of generations of people. Yet ironically, no one knows exactly what classic rock is. Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple: There are certain artists who everyone agrees belong in the classic rock story, but where does that story begin and where does it end? For some, classic rock constitutes music released during a specific period of time. For others, it’s a genre or simply a radio format. Filmmaker & lifelong rocker Daniel Sarkissian has taken it upon himself to travel the world, from the Sunset Strip to Abbey Road Studios, interviewing artists from iconic bands such as KISS, The Guess Who, Jethro Tull, The Doobie Brothers, Guns N’ Roses, Twisted Sister, Alice Cooper, Styx, Triumph, Grand Funk Railroad, Megadeth, Korn, Billy Talent and many others, all in search of an answer to the question: How do you define classic rock?

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The 2015 Bassmaster Classic includes hours of exciting on-the-water and weigh-in coverage of the coldest Classic on record. Follow the coverage, both broadcast on ESPN2 and never before seen behind-the-scenes action, as 56 of the greatest bass anglers compete to win the Bassmaster Classic. The competition was fierce on Lake Hartwell with Bassmaster Elite pros Mike Iaconelli, Dean Rojas, Takahiro Omori and Bobby Lane vying for the title, but in the end, it was local favorite Casey Ashley who overcame the adverse weather conditions and challenging waters to become Bassmaster Classic champion.

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The principal collaborators on Bob Marley’s “Catch A Fire” come together to recount the recording of one of the world’s most popular reggae albums, featuring rare archival interviews with Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh and Marley himself–as well as never-before-seen performances and footage from the Jamaican recording sessions.

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The Doors’ album Morrison Hotel is considered by many to be one of the greatest resurrection albums of all time. Released in 1970, opening with its iconic guitar lick from the breakout hit Roadhouse Blues, the album sold a million copies in less than 3 days. The band’s turbulent journey to the creation of Morrison Hotel was arduous at best, years in the making, and central to the story of The Doors. The story of how The Doors dug in and chose to start over from scratch is told by band members Robbie Krieger, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, and engineer Bruce Botnick. Legendary photographer Henry Diltz joins in to tell the story of the album’s iconic artwork. The album was an artistic comeback with a powerful collection of songs that ran together with frightening force making Morrison Hotel a Classic Album in every sense of the word.

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John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band was John Lennon's first solo studio album after the break up of The Beatles. Both John & Yoko had been undergoing primal scream therapy in the lead up to the recording of the album and both this and Yoko Ono's companion album (Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band) were deeply influenced by their therapy.

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'This film tells the story behind the creation of this great rock ‘n’ roll album and the dramatic transformation in the band’s career that took place following its release. Through interviews, new and archive performances and analysis we discover how Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch created their songs and sounds with the help of Co-Producer Jimmy Iovine and Engineer Shelly Yakus.

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This film tells the unusual story that lies behind the making of Elvis Presley’s first album for RCA Records, in 1956, and his meteoric rise to Superstardom.

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Cream were rock’s first true supergroup combining the extraordinary talents of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce in a power trio that formed the template for most hard rock during the seventies and remain a huge influence on the genre to this day. Disraeli Gears was their second album and featured two huge hits Strange Brew and Sunshine Of Your Love. This addition to the acclaimed Classic Albums series features brand new interviews with Clapton, Baker and Bruce along with lyricist Pete Brown, Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, John Mayall and Manfred Mann, along with archive live footage, acoustic performances and original studio tracks.

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The remarkable story of Soul II Soul, who went from sound system DJs to international recording superstars with their first attempts at song writing and producing. Their 1989 album topped the charts in the UK and the USA - featuring debut hit Fairplay and the singles that propelled them to unexpected world wide fame, Jazzie’s Groove, Keep on Movin’ and the global hit Back to Life. The film tells the very personal story of a black collective who against the odds and the backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain achieved what no other sound system had done before.

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One of the most famous works in the history of fictional literature is brought to life in a high quality entertaining animated feature for your kids and family. This is the classic tale of a selfless Englishman who generously gave his life for one courageous French nobleman. Children will learn about the heroic men and women who struggled for their freedom during the French Revolution.

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A compilation of television's biggest and best stars as they are caught in hilarious moments while filming. See stars and blooper moments from such hits as I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Happy Days, M*A*S*H*, The Andy Griffith Show, Lavern and Shirley and so many more! Its a nonstop marathon of outtakes, goofs, blunders and gag reels that will have you laughing out loud. You'll see such megastars as Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Dick Van Dyke, William Shatner, Leonard Nemoy, Ron Howard, Elizabeth Taylor and many more. A collection to show you that stars aren't quite as perfect as they would have us believe! Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

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The latest addition to the acclaimed & award winning Classic Albums series tells the story behind the making of Peter Gabriel’s 1986 album ‘So’. It was Gabriel’s fifth solo album and the first one to have a title. The album spawned a number of hit singles on both sides of the Atlantic including Sledgehammer, Big Time, Don’t Give Up (a duet with Kate Bush) and In Your Eyes which drove ‘So’ to multi-platinum sales, the No.1 spot in the UK and No.2 in the US. ‘So’ was very much an album of the MTV generation and the distinctive videos for tracks like Sledgehammer, Red Rain, Big Time and Don’t Give Up were key factors in the album’s success. The programme features contributions from many of those involved in the making of the album and the videos including Peter Gabriel himself, co-producer Daniel Lanois, engineer Kevin Killen and musicians Jerry Marotta, Laurie Anderson, Tony Levin and Manu Katché amongst many.

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Deep Purple’s Machine Head is one of the definitive rock albums of the 70’s. Recorded in 1972 it features the classic Deep Purple line up of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice at the very peak of their creative powers and became their most commercially successful album worldwide. The story of the album’s creation, in the rooms and corridors of the Grand Hotel in Montreux, following a fire which burnt down the Casino where they were planning to record, was immortalised in their all time classic track Smoke On The Water. This latest addition to the Classic Albums series features exclusive interviews with all the members of the band plus Martin Birch, the album’s engineer, and renowned rock journalist Chris Welch.

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The story of The Band and their classic album is told here in vivid words, pictures and music. Rock legends Eric Clapton and George Harrison, lyricist Bernie Taupin and musician producer Don Was pay tribute to The Band and give the reasons why this album is top of their classic album list.

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A look at singer-songwriter Carly Simon's famous album, No Secrets, including the classic single You’re So Vain. Carly and her key collaborators lay bare the creative process of writing and recording the album.

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In 1980, Motörhead released their fourth studio album 'Ace Of Spades'. Loud, fast and overwhelmingly heavy, 'Ace Of Spades' would propel Motörhead into the ranks of metal's elite and 25 years later is still considered a benchmark album in its genre. Shortly after releasing their self-titled debut album, guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke joined the band, resulting in what would become the classic Motrhead line up of Lemmy (bass/vocals), 'Fast' Eddie Clarke (guitar) and Philip 'Philthy Animal' Taylor(drums). This film sees Lemmy, Eddie and Taylor talk candidly about the writing and recording of the album and the goings on inside the Motrhead camp at the time. Watch Eddie as he demonstrates how the riff for "Ace Of Spades" came about, and see the trio (with the help of modern technology) together on the same stage once again. Also featured are exclusive interviews with the likes of Slash, Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Dave Brock (Hawkwind) and many more.