£14.99 – Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl Single
Play is a mini-documentary, directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and his Sound City/Sonic Highways collaborator Mark Monroe celebrating the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument. The black-and-white documentary begins with narrated behind the scenes footage featuring discussion of the love of playing music and the lifelong relationship with an instrument, and detailing the process and challenges of recording and filming this unique performance.
The film then segues to the titular 23-minute, one-man-band instrumental recording on which Grohl plays all seven instruments on the track, all live. It is an original composition by Grohl, for which he wrote music for seven different instruments.
For this super limited edition one sided, one 23 minute instrumental track vinyl release, Grohl played the entire composition on each instrument separately, in full, and the recordings were later edited together. If Grohl made a mistake, he forced himself to start over, whether it be on the drums, guitar, bass, keyboard, etc. He did so to demonstrate the shared obstacles he and music students experience when learning their craft.
*** This release is a limited edition of 2000 only so is very much subject to availability ***