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Classic Album Documentary Report (50pts.)
Papers must be submitted electronically
(Word Doc or PDF) through CANVAS
By Saturday, May 22 (11:59pm cut off)
Eagle Vision Classic Album DVD Series – Available to purchase through Amazon or view
on YouTube and view/rent on Amazon Prime
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Damn the Torpedoes
The Doors: The Doors
Elvis Presley: Elvis Presley
Rush: 2112 & Moving Pictures (discuss both albums)
Pink Floyd : The Dark Side of The Moon
Cream: Disraeli Gears
Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Queen: A Night at the Opera
Bob Marley and the Wailers: Catch a Fire
U2: The Joshua Tree
The Who: Who’s Next
Duran Duran: Rio
Black Sabbath: Paranoid
Steely Dan: Aja
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
Paul Simon: Graceland
Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast
Judas Priest: British Steel
Metallica: Metallica
Def Leppard: Hysteria
Phil Collins: Face Value Look for this logo on DVD
Peter Gabriel: So
Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell
The Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty (2 albums)
Lou Reed: Transformer
The Band: The Band
Motorhead: Ace of Spades
Simply Red: Stars

DVDs are available to purchase through – Eagle Vision Classic Album series. Make sure you purchase/rent/view the correct documentary DVD. Choose one of the listed Classic Album DVD Documentaries. Watch the Entire Video (you can certainly view the extras, if accessible, but they are not required to complete this paper assignment.) Keep your entire paper in essay/paragraph form – NO LISTS Also Do Not restate questions in paper followed by answer. PAGE 1 – Title page with the full title of the documentary, your name, course info (Music 24B – Prof. Luck) and Date (this page does not count towards your 4 pages) – see sample paper PAGES 2-5 – Discuss the following: Items to discuss in your paper: • Name of the classic album – artist and album title • Year of album’s release (not DVD’s release) • State/Give all the tracks from this album as they are presented on the DVD documentary. (Do not include the bonus material section.) *Be aware that these DVD
documentaries often present music in a different order than found on their related

• Name band members and their respective instruments (or discuss important
performers if album is a solo artist)
• Where does this album appear in artist’s discography? Include all albums that
precede (come before, if any) this album and the one that immediately follows (if
• Discuss the evolution of the artist/band and how they developed. Discuss historical
info about band/artist from documentary. However, DO NOT make this the focus of
your paper.
• Pick five musical selections discussed in documentary (state the song titles). For
each selection state a minimum of three important in-depth, detailed and distinct
facts, given in DVD documentary. These must be three dissimilar facts. State facts
given only and not personal opinions. Each song discussion must be its own paragraph.
• Discuss any special recording techniques utilized discussed in documentary.
• Discuss the critical and commercial impact of the album itself. (use and cite
additional research sources)
• Mention important information given in documentary on album’s production, concept,
title, instruments, etc….
• Why the album is considered important enough to be a “classic album” worthy of a
documentary? (cite additional research sources)
Final Page – Works Cited – THIS IS A MUST for an academic paper!

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