Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced the release on DVD and Blu-ray of One More Time Feeling.
Showcasing the making of the band’s sixteenth studio album ‘Skeleton Tree’, the film is directed by Andrew Dominik and shot in 3D, colour and black and white. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 3 March 2017.
NME described the movie as “a heavy-going portrait of grief, with great songs“, while hailing ‘Skeleton Tree’ as a ‘masterpiece’ in our 5/5 review. The film also made it to number nine in NME’s Films of the Year 2016.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Nick Cave decided to make the documentary about his new album ‘Skeleton Tree’ to avoid having to discuss the death of his son with the media.
Speaking at the premiere of One More Time With Feeling at the Venice film festival, director Andrew Dominik said that the idea for the doc came about after Cave “realised he was going to have to promote the record”, reports the Guardian.
“Arthur had died halfway through making it. And the idea of [promoting] it made him feel sick, because he was going to have to discuss the context of the record with a whole bunch of journalists,” said Dominik. “That prospect was very alarming to him. His instinct in making the film was one of self-preservation: it was a way to talk about what happened, but there was a certain safety in doing it with someone he knew.”
Fifteen-year-old Arthur died in July 2015 after falling from a cliff in Brighton, where Cave lives. A subsequent inquest revealed that he had taken LSD for the first time before the accident.
One More Time With Feeling went back to cinemas this week (1 December). The band have also announced a string of tour dates for 2017.