'All You Need': Pop-Music History Comes to DVD All You Need Is Love, Tony Palmer's 17-part history of popular music, distilled more than 1,000 hours of footage into just under 15 hours of indelible TV. Now it's been released as a 5-DVD set. Fresh Air's rock historian has a review.
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'All You Need': Pop-Music History Comes to DVD

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'All You Need': Pop-Music History Comes to DVD

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'All You Need': Pop-Music History Comes to DVD

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All You Need Is Love, Tony Palmer's 17-part history of popular music, got its start more than 30 years ago as a project for London Weekend Television. Broadcast between 1976 and 1980, it distilled more than 1,000 hours of footage into just under 15 hours of indelible TV covering the evolution of genres and movements from protest songs to glam rock — and well beyond.

Now it's been released as a 5-DVD set. Fresh Air's rock historian has a review.