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Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music (Unedited Version)HDClosed Captioning

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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.

Customer Reviews

What is this? - UPDATED

The full episodes are up now, so I'm updating my review to reflect the content. It's great. I'm really glad this series was created, and that the full episodes were made available on iTunes. If you're into recording technology and music definitely check this series out.

Awesome Series!!

Wow, if the rest of the episodes are anything like last night's, this series will be amazing! And from the descriptions on the Soundbreaking website, I can tell they will!

The previous reviewer's must not have read the fine print that the episodes are available to download the day after they broadcast. So don't worry, you will get your full episode download!

Wow how is this not getting more buzz??!!

While scrolling through my Directv hell I accidentally landed on PBS and saw an ad for what I thought was a movie. Turns out it's not a movie BUT AN 8 PART TV SHOW!?!?!?! I watched the first episode but wanted more so I came on here to see if it was available. Christmas came early because I can watch the whole thing!!!! Kudos to the filmmakers behind this genius work of art. Half way through my binge and it's my favorite show of 2016.

Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music (Unedited Version)
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  • HD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Nov 14, 2016
  • CCin English

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