New York, NY (December 22, 2003)–Palm Pictures recently announced that it will release the DVD of the acclaimed film, Tom Dowd and the Language of Music, on April 6, 2004. Directed by Mark Moorman, the documentary profiles the life and work of legendary producer/engineer Tom Dowd, a man whose personal history reflects the evolution of modern music and recording technology.
A former Atlantic Records engineer, Dowd was responsible for some of the most important R&B, rock, and jazz records ever made, work that continues to impact the music industry and generations of musicians and producers. The film was an Official Selection at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and SXSW Film Festival. In addition to the feature-length documentary–featuring appearances and music by Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and others–the DVD will contain over 80 minutes of bonus footage, including deleted scenes, 5.1 mix and interview clips with musical legends such as Clapton, Charles, and Phil Ramone among others.
The Tom Dowd And The Language Of Music DVD will be sold for $19.99. The order cut off date is March 9, 2004. The film will also have a limited theatrical release in top U.S. markets beginning January 16, 2004.