Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop

Published on 7th February 2016 by

Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop is a feature length 2003 documentary directed by John Dower which looks back on British popular culture during the nineties, a period epitomized by a new genre of rock music called ‘Brit Pop’. a short lived genre which is generally accepted to have been born in 1992 before dying before the end of the same decade. It was given a theatrical release and distributed by the BBC.

The documentary features appearances from some of the biggest names in Brit Pop including Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis, Damon Albarn of their fierce rivals Blur, and Jarvis Cocker lead singer of Pulp. The film also looks at the relationship between the music and the political mood of the time, with Brit Pop becoming synonymous with Tony Blair’s fashionable New Labour government. A two-disc compilation album was released in conjunction with the release of the documentary.


An accompanying two disc compilation CD was released to accompany the documentary, Live Forever – The Best of Britpop, featuring 39 genre defining tracks from the best of the artists from the era.

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