Echo in the Canyon

audience Reviews

, 92% Audience Score
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Man this movie was terrible. All the conversations felt forced and Jacob Dylan did not stay behind the camera even once. A lot of the movie is focused on Dylan singing these great artist songs. It felt more like Jacob Dylan PR than a documentary. I went into it liking Jacob Dylan and I do not care for his music anymore after watching this.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I really enjoyed this flashback in time, with Bob Dylan's son Jakob, to California in the 1960's and all the great music and bands that came together to create it.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Self-indulgent vehicle for Jacob Dylan's ego. There are some (few) interesting bits but mostly feels like he was trying pretty hard to get time in front of the camera. I'd rather hear classic songs by the original artists, not lame covers.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    The interviews were great. But Jakob Dylan sings entire cover songs of theses 60's hits. I kept my remove handy and just fast forward through his lengthy and terrible covers.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    If you're into music history of that era. I was and I enjoyed it.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Echo in the Canyon is a loving tribute to a golden age of music. The music of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles in the late 1960s. It's not comprehensive but it's definitely a great snapshot of a great era. Hosted by Jakob Dylan it's a little history lesson of that era interspersed with interviews from some of the greats of that era. Plus vision from a tribute concert held in 2015 that included luminaries such as Beck, Cat Power and Fiona Apple. The era was the birth of rock exploding with folk and even country. The main acts featured are The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas. We see great interviews with Roger McGuinn, David Cassidy, Stephen Stills, Michelle Phillips and many others. It was a golden age of big hits, glorious melodies and breaking the rules.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Good bit of interesting history with interviews by stars that were there. Points off for dylan's kid's and motley crew of wannabees playing the music vs showing the originals and his camera hogging.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    This was a really great narration of the music scene in the early to mid 60's swirling in and around Laurel Canyon. I greatly enjoyed the stories of the bands just ahead of my time, the connections and collaborations, and the perspectives of the West Coast scene. I found it to be a nice film of rock history, and I will definitely be following up with a good bit of listening to old albums with a new ear.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I thought I knew a lot about "The California Sound." I was wrong! A thoroughly engrossing movie!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Jakob Dylan did an awesome job. He accurately captures the spirit of the times thru some of the folks who lived it.