They were a stand out act because of their tight-knit harmonies and fantastic songs. In fact, The Everly Brothers caught the attention of both music fans and artists alike, and for sure influenced The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Hollies.
In a new documentary called Harmonies from Heaven we get to see new and old footage of the sibling duo. It will be released as a home video in multiple formats on September 9th.
The film appeared on U.K. television earlier this year, but the new release will include lots of extra footage that wasn’t shown in the broadcast version. There’s also the addition of a bonus DVD containing a previously unreleased full-length concert performance recorded of the brothers in Sydney, Australia, in 1968.
Harmonies from Heaven is the story of Don and Phil Everly, it documents the brothers’ childhood success as stars on their father’s radio show to their smash hits and years as pop idols during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and beyond.
The movie features new interviews with Don Everly and archival interviews with Phil, who passed away in January 2014. It also boasts conversations with a variety of famous artists who were inspired by the Everlys including Keith Richards, Art Garfunkel, Graham Nash, Dave Edmunds, and award-winning lyricist Tim Rice.
As well as documenting the duo’s rise to stardom, it also delves into the brothers’ partnership with the songwriting team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, the married couple who wrote some of their classic hits: “Bye Bye, Love”, “Wake Up, Little Susie”, “All I Have to Do Is Dream”, “Bird Dog”, “Devoted to You”, and “Love Hurts”.
Harmonies from Heaven will be available as a two-DVD set, a DVD/Blu-ray collection and digital download.
Check out the track listing for the live concert DVD included with the release:
Live at Chequers Nightclub, Sydney:
“Walk Right Back”
“Wake Up Little Susie”
“All I Have to Do Is Dream”
“Bye Bye Love”
“So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)”
“(Til) I Kissed You”
“Let It Be Me”