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The Rise and Fall of Tower Records

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Jonathan

Enjoyable documentary about a slice of the music's scene's past -- even when it exaggerates its depiction of Russel Solomon as a lovable and benign visionary. Tower Records was as much -- if not more -- about crass merchandising that it was about the community of music. It's fine to pretend ...Read more

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PJ

A great doc that captures the spirit of both the company and the culture of the late, great record stores. I can't and wouldn't want to imagine my childhood without records or record stores--my place of worship. Feel so very sorry for anyone who grew up without them--they can, and will, never ...Read more

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John

great doc. I had great times at tower. The soul and community of music was lost with itunes.

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Olivia

Fascinating insight into the rise and fall of Tower Records. Very raw at times that not only brought the people behind the success to life, but also their emotional downfall. An appropriate homage to a music distribution icon.

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William A

I miss the record stores, especially Tower. All this new fangled way of buying music is so impersonal. What's missing is the experience that used to come along with the purchase. That can't be had in a download.

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Alan

Tower Records Soho and Tower Classical Lincoln Center was where I hung in 80's New York. I'm 63. I enjoyed this video about the founder and his vision.

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Steve

To understand how important Tower Records was and how much was lost with its demise you probably have to be 35+. For those who knew Tower, this is a fascinating look behind the scenes. The film is kind of a jolly wake for Russ' enterprise and the era.

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Julie

Agreed. I was a display artist back in the early 90s at the Tower in Portland Oregon.