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Echo in the Canyon (2018)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Music | 7 June 2019 (Canada)
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A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

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Andrew Slater
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Lou Adler ... Self
Fiona Apple ... Self
The Beach Boys ... Themselves (archive footage)
Beck ... Self
Justine Bennett ... Self
Jackson Browne ... Self
Buffalo Springfield ... Themselves (archive footage)
The Byrds ... Themselves (archive footage)
Jade Castrinos ... Self
Eric Clapton ... Self
David Crosby ... Self
Jakob Dylan ... Self
Norah Jones ... Self
The Mamas and the Papas ... Themselves (archive footage)
Roger McGuinn ... Self
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A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

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Taglines:

The birth of the California sound

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Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug references and some suggestive content | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Other musicians not mentioned in the documentary who were living in Laurel Canyon at the time include Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell, and Linda Ronstadt. As well, members of the Monkees are briefly mentioned. See more »

Crazy Credits

A dictionary-style definition of the word "Echo" is seen at the beginning of the film. See more »

Connections

References Model Shop (1969) See more »

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A combination of fascinating and frustrating.
15 November 2019 | by shocked_shockedSee all my reviews

This is a story of what happened in Laurel Canyon in the 60's and it is a must for any lovers of the music coming out of the west coast that fits in well with the documentary about the Wrecking Crew. But in order to hear the amazing stories about the cross pollination, you have to put up with Jakob Dylan, who not only seems to have no chemistry with the people he is interviewing, to the point where you get the idea that the questions were coming from offscreen, but seems to think we need to hear his take on the songs. I thought it was amazingly self indulgent. I don't know if this was done because the producers couldn't get the original songs, did not have enough original interview material or if Jakob thinks he is better than them, but I'm not interested in his music making process. I want the stories not recreations.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (Canada) See more »

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Echo in the Canyon See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$117,651, 26 May 2019

Gross USA:

$3,355,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,355,324
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Mirror Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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