Mark Sandman ‎– Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman Story

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Drawing on previously unseen home movies, photos, archival footage, and intimate, revealing interviews with family members and admiring musical colleagues, "Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story" offers a unique portrait of the man behind the music, from his roots in Newton, Mass., to his travels from Alaska to Brazil and his eventual ascent to indie-pop stardom. Apart from revisiting the “unique and sultry sound” of Sandman’s music and legacy, the film digs deeper, exploring the meaning of family through this critically praised singer-songwriter and innovative instrumentalist’s own personal anguish at the loss of his two brothers.

With members of the Sandman family, Seth Mnookin, Steve LaBate, Ben Harper, John Medeski, Les Claypool, Mike Watt, Josh Homme, Dana Colley, Dicky Barrett, Billy Conway & Jerome Deupree.

DVD Special Features:
- Extended interviews with Ben Harper, Josh Homme, Mike Watt, John Medeski, Rev. Richard Buckner
- A look at Palestrina
- Film Teaser

This 2-Disc Collector's Edition includes a bonus CD with 10 previously unreleased Sandman recordings spanning his prolific career.

Awards: Chopin's Nose 2012, Sound Unseen 2011 Jury Award, Canadian Music Week 2011 Best Film

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): 11721 - SL1051D1-9 [DVD VIDEO logo] 060612
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI LT05
  • Mould SID Code (DVD, mirrored): IFPI A651
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): 11721 - SL1051D2 060412
  • Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI LT05
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