Jack Bruce: Rope Ladder to the Moon is a 55 minute documentary on the singer-songwriter, filmed around the same time that he was recording his jazz-oriented solo record, Songs for a Tailor. The film proves to be a snapshot of Bruce during a pivotal time in his career, just after Cream disbanded, and after he began his solo career that he has continued to this day.
Director Tony Palmer is known for his extensive work with musical artists, including the Beatles, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix. He also co-wrote and directed Frank Zappa’s surreal 200 Motels.
Rope Ladder to the Moon originally aired on the BBC in 1971. The film has been restored for its first time release on DVD.