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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:39 pm    Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie review on Audionautas Reply with quoteBack to top

The interesting 2009 documentary directed by Dianna Dilworth reviewed on Audionautas. Hope you like it.

http://www.audionautas.com/2012/01/mellodrama-mellotron-movie.html

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:04 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

After having purchased the "Mellotron" book by Nick Awde Im not sure whether or not to buy the DVD... the book became a bit redundant after a couple of hundred pages.

I was amazed to learn that Im not longer this type of an anorak.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:46 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« dronescape » wrote:
After having purchased the "Mellotron" book by Nick Awde Im not sure whether or not to buy the DVD... the book became a bit redundant after a couple of hundred pages.

I was amazed to learn that Im not longer this type of an anorak.

Stephen



Hi Stephen

I have "The Mellotron Book" by Frank Samagaio and is not better, also a little dissapointing. I guess the Nick Awde book is focused on musicians and the prog rock era that I'm not interested. I'm not a "mellotronist" but I found the Dianna Dilworth DVD very good, centered on musicians' experience and anecdotes with the instruments. Also the musicians themselves tell the story of the instrument and the technical side is not left aside. To be an independent documentary with a limited budget is fine. If you love the Mellotron I recommend it.

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Hi Pablo,

thanks for the info, I think I will add it to my wishlist Smile.

The Samagaio book isnt that bad, lots of nice pictures of the units but, of course, a lot of anoracking and showing off. But hey, I get name-checked in that book Smile !

Awde only focusses on British prog rock, and since virtually everybody seems to have had a stint with either The Strawbs, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Moody Blues or Barclay James Harvest, the same anecdote gets told from a variety of different angles. Ugh, well...

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« dronescape » wrote:
Hi Pablo,

thanks for the info, I think I will add it to my wishlist Smile.

The Samagaio book isnt that bad, lots of nice pictures of the units but, of course, a lot of anoracking and showing off. But hey, I get name-checked in that book Smile !

Awde only focusses on British prog rock, and since virtually everybody seems to have had a stint with either The Strawbs, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Moody Blues or Barclay James Harvest, the same anecdote gets told from a variety of different angles. Ugh, well...

Stephen


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I think the Samagaio book is a litlle bit dated and the Chamberlin is hardly mentioned on it. One of the things that I like of the Mellodrama documentary is that tells a complete story, since the Chamberlin until the software emulations, from 1948 until 2009. After watching it I can't imagine any book or future documentary talking of the Mellotron only.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:14 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I have seen the DVD and read the Awde book. Liked them both, but also felt that they both left something out. Sort of both missing the essential aspect of it all. They did give (vastly different, but still interesting) insights, though.
Must mean that I am an Mellotron anorak.

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