The last project legendary producer Sir George Martin worked on was this expansive eight-part PBS series that explores the history of recorded music. Including over 150 original interviews, rare archival studio footage, and a who’s who of music biz luminaries--including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Annie Lennox, Quincy Jones, Dave Grohl, and many more--the show provides a comprehensive and entertaining look at the power of music. Features the episodes “The Recording Artist,” “Painting with Sound,” “The Human Instrument,” “Going Electric,” “Four on the Floor,” “The World Is Yours,” “Sound & Vision,” and “The Way We Listen.” 6 hrs. total on 3 discs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; interviews.
The art and evolution of music recording is one of the 20th century's great untold stories. Executive Produced by legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, this eight-part series combines more than 150 original interviews with rare archival studio footage-and an extensive soundtrack featuring almost 300 songs-to explore the extraordinary impact of recorded music on our lives. Soundbreaking provides unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated artists, producers, and music industry pioneers of all time, including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Dave Grohl, Debbie Harry, Steven Van Zandt, Chuck D, BB King, Brian Eno, Tom Petty, Roger Daltrey, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Smokey Robinson, Quincy Jones, RZA, Roger Waters, St. Vincent, Rick Rubin, Bonnie Raitt, Questlove, and Beck. The series explores a century's worth of innovation and experimentation, from the Beatles' groundbreaking use of multitrack technology to the synthesized stylings of Stevie Wonder, from disco-era drum machines to the modern art of sampling. You'll hear the songs you love in a whole new way.