Mick Ronson Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story (Blu-ray + DVD)

David Bowie narrates this unprecedented celebration of the life and works of guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson.
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Format:  Blu-ray  (2 Discs)
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: October 27, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2016
  • Label: MVD Visual

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Total Count: 5


User Ratings: 27
A beautiful film documenting some of the most groundbreaking rock music of the '70s and the major contribution Mick Ronson offered well beyond being "Bowie's guitar player." Full Review
Film Journal International
Sep 1, 2017
Featuring interviews with Hunter, Reed, and members of Queen, the Sex Pistols, and Def Leppard, it's a must-see for any classic rock fan. Full Review
The Public (Buffalo)
Sep 5, 2017
Of interest to Ronson or Bowie fans but hardly enlightening. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Sep 1, 2017
Rock n' roll is a dirty game, and the plight of Mick Ronson is just one of many hard luck stories to befall talented musicians over the years. Full Review
Apr 4, 2018
Rating: 8/10 -- The image Brewer leaves us with is powerful. Full Review
Film Threat
Nov 22, 2017

Description by OLDIES.com:

Music icon David Bowie narrates this unprecedented celebration of the life and works of guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson - a rock hero virtually unknown despite his direct contribution and involvement in countless compositions, lyrics and recordings that changed the face of music forever. His humble beginnings in Hull, England underpinned the values and modest, unpretentious personality of Mick Ronson, who worked with the city's council while he pursued his craft with consummate dedication. Soon word of his talent reached David Bowie, who grabbed at the chance to work with Ronson, in what would become a career-long association, alongside collaborations with other greats such as Bob Dylan, Ian Hunter, Lulu and Lou Reed. The Man Who Sold the World, Aladdin Sane, Hunky Dory, The Jean Genie - all were constructed with Ronson on guitar. Sadly in 1993, while working on a solo album, Ronson passed away before receiving the recognition he so richly deserved or before taking that final bow. Now, with unprecedented access to archival backstage footage - never before released - and iconic imagery from superstar photographer Mick Rock, this fascinating and at times controversial special reveals the ultimate authentic chronicle of the career of a cornerstone of rock.

Bonus interview footage from Angie Bowie, Rick Wakeman, Glen Matlock, Cherry Vanilla, Ian Hunter, David Stopps and more.



Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 3,085
  • UPC: 760137022688
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

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