RHYTHM DEVILS The Apocalypse Now Sessions (1979)

The Apocalypse Now Sessions (1979)
Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Phil Lesh (& Others) Journey Into Francis Ford Coppola’s Heart Of Darkness

Francis Ford Coppola’s bleak indictment of the Vietnam war, Apocalypse Now, included so many different musical elements – electronic, orchestral, atmospheric, tribal, The Doors – that it’s hard to believe it coherently held together in a single film. The contributions of the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann (and friends) were minor in the film’s final mix, but nonetheless effective – which is why this CD of expanded session tapes is such a treat for fans. Clocking in at a mere 35+ minutes (there must be more) these improvised drum and effects sessions offer more tantalizing glimpses into Coppola’s dark vision that was Apocalypse Now. Dead fans, soundtrack fans and drum majors will appreciate. Amazon.

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  • 1
    June 20, 2011 - 10:27 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    May 19, 2013 - 03:13 | Permalink

    Hi Willard,
    The link appears to be to deposit Files and has been removed. Could you repost this? I’m curious. And many many thanks for all the really great and interesting stuff you post. Yours is the first music blog on my list! Keep up the great work.

    • 3
      May 19, 2013 - 09:18 | Permalink

      Many thanks, new link up.

  • 4
    May 19, 2013 - 09:26 | Permalink

    Great service, Willard! Much appreciated.

  • 5
    May 19, 2013 - 10:27 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard! Awesome playing on this.This is the film Coppola never really finished and had to give it away for his own sanity.

  • 6
    May 19, 2013 - 19:29 | Permalink

    (all together, now… “Oh, Mickey you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow our minds, Hey Mickey!”)

  • 7
    May 20, 2013 - 14:01 | Permalink

    That time it worked. THANX, Will!

    • 8
      May 20, 2013 - 14:26 | Permalink

      No prob. Glad you got it.

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