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Somebody Up There Likes Me - The Review

Written by Randy Patterson

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Ronnie Wood
Eagle Rock Entertainment
Release Dates:
     Virtual Cinematic Release: September 18, 2020
     DVD Release: October 9, 2020

Everybody loves Ronnie Wood. We’ve wanted a documentary like ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me” for a very long time. This film is of a road worn Ronnie. An introspective Ronnie. A transparent Ronnie. A content Ronnie. Yes, even a healed Ronnie.

We all know that Ronnie formally joined the Stones back in 1975. We also know of his days with Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, and others. What “Somebody Up There Likes Me” gives us is additional insight into those days and the past and current relationships.

As the big rock and roll machine called The Rolling Stones keeps its musical blitzkrieg crushing forward, the bad boys of rock and roll are mellowing. They’re showing love, concern, and a sense of their own mortality. No one demonstrates this more than Ronnie.

We see glimpses into the good ol’ days of Ronnie with The Faces and The Jeff Beck Group. The documentary features brand new interviews with Wood’s Rolling Stones bandmates Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, as well as his Faces bandmate, Rod Stewart. Other interviewees include Wood’s wife Sally Wood, singer Imelda May and artist Damien Hirst, alongside both present-day performances and archive footage from Wood's stellar multi-band career. Due to time constraints, there are a lot of Ronnie’s past left out of the documentary but the choices as to what to cover and include are superb ones. No complaints from Boomerocity.

As was shared previously, this is Ronnie Wood's first in-depth film biography and will be available to watch as a virtual cinema event from September 18th. We highly recommend catching that premier because it’s a goody. The premier will be followed by a DVD, Blu-ray and deluxe hardback book release on October 9th. And, yes, Boomerocity will be securing its copies of these, too. We strongly recommend that you do, as well. In fact, purchase several copies for holiday gifts this year.

As an artist, musician, producer and author, Ronnie Wood has made countless contributions to the cultural zeitgeist. Yet, there is so much more to know about the man himself. This intimate portrait traces the many lives and careers of one of the most important guitarists in music, capturing what it means to be a rock ‘n’ roll icon.

Boomerocity is going to watch it and buy it. Join us!

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