George Martin’s Last Music Project Looks Brilliant

Sir George Martin, the man who helped the Beatles reach their potential, died this past March 8 at the age of 90. Before he passed on, though, he was working on a new project that details what it’s like to make a record. From Billboard:

Sir George Martin had a last project: a documentary series on the impact of recorded music. Unfortunately, the legendary Beatles producer died before the final work was completed, but his spirit imbues every frame of Soundbreaking: Stories From The Cutting Edge of Recorded Music, an 8-part series that airs on PBS beginning  Nov. 14.

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with more than 150 top artists, producers, engineers, and musicians, Soundbreaking is a love letter to the recording process as well as historical trek from the invention of the microphone to digital streaming.  Among the names who appear are Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Roger Waters, Roger Daltrey, Barry Gibb, Elton John, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Annie Lennox, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Lindsey Buckingham, Questlove, RZA, Nile Rodgers, Nigel Godrich, Brian Eno and Rick Rubin.

I, for one, will be watching. And taking notes.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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