I didn’t actually know that there was a film being made about Tower Records but once the trailer caught my attention I knew it was going to be something I wanted to get my hands on.
Here’s the trailer so you know what I’m talking about.
Tower Records was one of the most loved retail brands in music history and will be brought back to prominence in brand new feature film, All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records. Directed by Colin Hanks, the film documents the ill-fated trajectory of the Tower Records empire and will be available on DVD from 6 May and digital download from 9 May 2016.
Tower Records was founded in 1960 by Russell Solomon. From humble beginnings, it first opened its doors next to Solomon’s father’s pharmacy in Sacramento, California. Over the next 30 years Solomon and his team took Tower Records to unprecedented success with 200 stores across 30 countries in 5 continents. In 1999, Tower Records was at the height of its dizzying success, making $1 billion that year alone. In 2006, just seven years later, the company had filed for bankruptcy. This documentary explores the epic rise and devastating demise of the rebellious Russ Solomon’s record empire.
The film features appearances from top industry figures and celebrity fans of Tower Records, such as music legends Dave Grohl, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen who open up about their memories of Tower Records and why it meant so much, to so many. All Things Must Pass is unexpectedly emotional as the film explores the tremendous effect that Tower Records had on the lives of its employees and customers alike, and the void it left behind when it finally closed its doors.
Colin Hanks commented, “I’ve been incredibly lucky to have been able to tell the amazing story of Tower Records in my first film. As a music lover myself, it’s a story that I’m hugely passionate about, and being surrounded by Ross Solomon and his team, the Tower Records family who also have such enormous passion for the brand, really brought All Things Must Pass to life. Russ and his team built Tower Records into a global phenomenon, a true haven for music lovers, which left a void in the lives of so many when it closed down. All Things Must Pass is a true rollercoaster of life’s greatest highs and most unexpected lows and I hope audiences will be equally as moved when they watch it, as I was when making it.”
I’m pretty excited to watch this and I thought you might be interested in it too. If you watch it let me know what you think.