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All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records: 'All Things Must Pass' is a documentary that explores the rise and fall of Tower Records, and its legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

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Ratings: IMDB: 7.3/10 Metascore: 73% RT: 97%
Released: October 16, 2015
Runtime: 94 mins
Genres: Documentary History Music
Countries: Japan USA
Director: Colin Hanks
Actors: Chris Cornell Chuck D Heidi Cotler Rudy Danzinger

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Posted by MagsInCR 1 year, 4 months ago
+8 | +8 / -0

An interesting documentary on Tower Records from its inception in the 60s to its demise 40 years later. Fast paced interviews and archival footage held my attention throughout. 4/5 and playlisted. Thank you uplinkers.

Posted by yellow_rose1 4 months ago
+6 | +6 / -0

It was such a thrill going into a tower record store and buying a new record or a 45 with my allowance

Posted by ucanwatch 1 year, 7 months ago ( Edited 1 year, 5 months ago )
+5 | +7 / -2

Found the story of Tower records interesting and it kept my attention throughout.

Posted by lunatik 1 year, 4 months ago
+4 | +4 / -0

I thought this was a great doc on tower records, I usta go to the one in Manhatten, ya could spend all day in there. Worth a watch!

Posted by suquoro 1 year, 7 months ago
+4 | +5 / -1

Great documentary. Super interesting. I am not joking.

Posted by autarch 1 year, 7 months ago ( Edited 1 year, 7 months ago )
+4 | +7 / -3

It was interesting to get a view of the passing decades from the record store's perspective. I'm not as teary-eyed about the ending though, they were lucky amateurs who stumbled on a goldmine (which was part of the charm of a pre-millennial world where that could happen) and the only reason banks controlled their company in the end is cuz they screwed up their finances on their own so incredibly badly, while it was more fun to party. As someone who probably paid +$1000 in CD's myself, they admit they got greedy with rising CD prices and with the phasing out of singles, so that people were forced to pay full price for an album, etc.. and when file-sharing burned Rome, it burned hard and the people rejoiced.

Posted by moggsy71 1 year, 7 months ago
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Cool doc. Remember meeting and chatting to the one and only 'Vanilla Ice' at the Piccadilly Circus store, many moons ago :) Great amount of hours could be spent there in my youth.

Posted by Dutch51 1 year, 7 months ago
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I didn't know they made speakers that big and that loud when I walked into the Tower store on Sunset. Brain Salad Surgery was playing so loud it went through your whole body until you were floating in the music itself.

Posted by wanadu 1 year, 7 months ago
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wow that was a good documentary. see how the bankers operate, obliterating such a great company and from a whole country no less. i think it should go on forever and i thank japan for keeping the tower records flame alive. rock on.

Posted by lagginswag 1 year, 7 months ago
+2 | +4 / -2

Interesting documentary on one of the coolest record stores of all time. I remember going into the one on mill ave in tempe and getting lost looking at everything.

Posted by BellaMia2 1 month ago
+1 | +1 / -0

Good documentary. I liked learning about Tower records. Never heard of them before but I've learned plenty about it. Good watch.

Posted by spatial_k 4 months ago
+1 | +1 / -0

The story of a company whose owners were not satisfied with one or two successful stores, they just had to expand and expand and expand. Well, guess what happens with that model?

Posted by lowoil 1 year, 5 months ago
+1 | +2 / -1

Well I have never heard the expression **Handtruck fuel** before. Now I know a new term for cocaine. Interesting documentary. Definitely not the Walmart way of doing business yet you see who is still in business. Definitely worth a viewing...8/10

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