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Release Date: September 27th, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 25th, 2014

PG|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Greg Camalier pays tribute to an Alabama city that holds a prominent place in music history. Artists who recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., include Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Cast: Stephen Badger, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Carrigan, Alicia Keys, Bono , Jimmy Cliff

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

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  • Muscle Shoals isn't perfect. Neither Bono nor Alicia Keyes has any business being in the movie, though Bono does wax poetic about the genius of the music recorded there, and Keyes teams with the Swampers for a strong performance of Dylan's "Pressing On." show more

  • A trove of great stills and movie footage accompanies the colorful anecdotes, but the film's most consistent pleasure is the way interviewees recall the moments before the tape rolled on an immortal recording. show more

  • Only the genre's most studious followers will be able to watch Muscle Shoals without being regularly astonished: Even if it sometimes gets lost in its byways, Greg "Freddy" Camalier's documentary tells an extraordinary story. show more

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