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25 September 2012

Produced By George Martin

On 10 September 2012, Eagle Rock Entertainment release "Produced By George Martin" simultaneously on DVD and Blu-ray formats [Cat No: EREDV943 and ERBRD5159 respectively]. "Produced By George Martin" is a feature length profile of Britain's most celebrated record producer. In this very personal film Sir George talks about his childhood, his war experience and his early days as a music student. Originally broadcast to great acclaim in 2011 as part of the BBC's "Arena" series, this version contains over 50 minutes of additional interviews not included in the TV broadcast version. These extras include contributions from Rick Rubin, T Bone Burnett, Howard Goodall, Jimmy Webb and Ken Scott.

Truly, George Martin has had a career like none other. In the early fifties he joined EMI/Parlophone and started working on orchestral music, music for children and single handedly pioneered a range of hugely successful comedy records with Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan. Peter Ustinov and others. Then, in 1962, he signed The Beatles and everything changed. Together, George Martin and The Beatles revolutionised pop music and recording techniques, forging probably the greatest producer / artist collaboration there will ever be.

The film is an intimate portrait of Sir George Martin at home and at work. Described by The Sunday Times as, "Elegant profile and superb documentary" and by The Independent as, "Superb, affectionate, insightful"; "Produced By George Martin" is a fascinating document. The Daily Telegraph hailed, "A richly textured film" and The Daily Mail gave it a five-star review.

"Produced By George Martin" 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. A fascinating man, and a compelling film.


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