Survey the life and times of legendary composer/conductor/record producer Sir George Martin with this electrifying episode from the British series "Arena." From his days as a music student to his military experiences, to his early comedy albums and records for children, to his pivotal work with The Beatles in 1962, this program offers an intimate account of Martin's career; includes appearances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Beck, Cilla Black, Michael Palin, and others. 52 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; interviews.
Produced By George Martin is a feature length profile of Sir George Martin, Britain's most celebrated record producer. The film talks about his childhood, his war experience and his early days as a music student. In the early fifties he joined EMI/Parlophone and started working on orchestral music, comedy records and music for children. Then in 1962 he signed the Beatles. Together George Martin and the Beatles revolutionized pop music and recording techniques forging probably the greatest producer/artist collaboration there will ever be. The film is in an intimate portrait of George Martin at home and at work. It features numerous classic clips of the artists he has produced and new interviews with many of them including Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Michael Palin, Jeff Beck, Rolf Harris, Cilla Black, Millicent Martin and Bernard Cribbins. Bonus Features: Over 50 minutes of additional interviews not included in the TV broadcast version including contributions from Rick Rubin, T Bone Burnett, Howard Goodall, Jimmy Webb and Ken Scott.