George Martin’s final project
|The two Georges at the launch of the red and blue albums at Abbey Road, 1993.|
George Martin’s final project, an eight-part TV series on the evolution of recording technologies, Soundbreaking: Songs From The Cutting Edge Of Recorded Music, is what he was involved in when he passed away. Martin and his son Giles spent five years working on the documentary series.
Martin prepared a quote on the series prior to his passing. “Music is the only common thread and universal language that binds us together regardless of race, nationality, age or income. And, recorded music is how we experience it and what makes it accessible,” he said. “Through the production of Soundbreaking, I was afforded the opportunity to tell the story of the creative process of so many of the artists I have worked with throughout my life.”
Soundbreaking is presented by Higher Ground and Martin, and produced and directed by Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre of Show of Force. It’ll make its North American broadcast debut on PBS in November 2016. Details will be unveiled at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 14.
Ringo Starr has released the first of a four part series of clips from the project:
Here’s a video clip from the project’s YouTube channel: