Echo In the Canyon Reviews

July 12, 2019
As infectiously fun as it is to watch musicians talking about music they love by other bands, you can't help but wish that they would explore that love in a little more depth.
June 30, 2019
"Echo in the Canyon" tells a story about a very specific time and place in music, and Young lets the music do the talking for him.
June 21, 2019
May the echoes from the Canyon be heard for centuries to come.
June 20, 2019
How did an apparently sincere tribute turn into such a weirdly clueless vanity project?
June 13, 2019
Consistently amiable, if a bit wandery, "Echo in the Canyon" provides a good time, too.
June 6, 2019
"We were putting good poetry on the radio - pop radio." That's David Crosby's take on the seminal California folk-rock scene of 1965 to '67, an era explained lovingly and with due reverence in the hashish-scented documentary Echo in the Canyon.
June 6, 2019
There are no huge revelations, but there are funny stories.
June 5, 2019
"Echo" recalls a fertile era in the history of American pop music. But all too often, it wanders out of the very canyon that defines it.
June 4, 2019
What makes this more than just a movie for fans of that music -- and what music! -- is that it delves into what made that era such a creative cauldron, comparable in some ways, as the film points out, to Paris in the 1920s and '30s.
June 4, 2019
For rock 'n' rollers of all ages, it's mandatory viewing.
May 30, 2019
The delight of "Echo in the Canyon" is in the delicious details its subjects impart.
May 24, 2019
A film like this is catnip for the analytical hemisphere of my brain, as it details precisely how The Beatles led to The Byrds, and then in turn how The Beach Boys' landmark album, 'Pet Sounds,' inspired 'Sgt. Pepper.'
May 24, 2019
By keeping things short, sweet and dutifully tuneful, "Echo in the Canyon" is like the doc version of one of the period's sonic nuggets, leaving you with a peace/love/understanding high and a desire to break out the vinyl for more of the same.
May 23, 2019
Slightly wastes an opportunity to showcase the multigenerational reverberations of that movement because it never settles on a strong voice and specific vision to tie together their recollections into a cohesive story.
May 22, 2019
A richly evocative and entertainingly anecdotal overview of the 1960s Laurel Canyon music scene and its influence on contemporary artists.
September 24, 2018
Rich with revealing observations and engaging anecdotes, Slater's documentary skirts the nostalgia trap by engagingly connecting with an impressive lineup of contemporary singer-songwriters...