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Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music 

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Soundbreaking explores the history of recorded music. Featuring more than 150 original interviews, the series charts a century's worth of innovation and experimentation, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds.
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Series cast summary:
Dermot Mulroney ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 2016
Todd Boyd Todd Boyd ...  Himself 7 episodes, 2016
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson ...  Himself 6 episodes, 2016
Don Was ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2016
Jeff Beck ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2016
Jason King Jason King ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2016
Roger Waters ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2016
Oliver Wang Oliver Wang ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2016
Darryl McDaniels ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2016
Jody Rosen Jody Rosen ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2016
Annie Lennox ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2016
Adam Horovitz ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2016
George Martin ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2016
Chuck Granata Chuck Granata ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2016
Roger Daltrey ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2016
Greg Milner Greg Milner ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2016
St. Vincent ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2016
Fredara Hadley Fredara Hadley ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2016
Jimmy Jam ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Elton John ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Eric Clapton ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Paul Epworth ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Tom Petty ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Mickey Hart ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Dee Dee Bridgewater ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2016
Nigel Godrich Nigel Godrich ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
David A. Stewart ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Brian Eno ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Rick Rubin ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Debbie Harry ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2016
Mark Ronson ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Arthur Baker Arthur Baker ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Eddie Kramer Eddie Kramer ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Nile Rodgers ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Peter Asher ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Dave Grohl ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Q-Tip ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Moby ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
RZA ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2016
Afrika Bambaataa ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Steven Van Zandt ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Paul Anka ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Gary Giddins Gary Giddins ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Lamont Dozier ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Ringo Starr ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Robbie Robertson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Vivien Goldman Vivien Goldman ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2016
Ben Harper ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Warren Zanes Warren Zanes ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
John Kay ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Dion DiMucci ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
B.B. King ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Marty Stuart ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Chuck Connor Chuck Connor ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Bob Spitz Bob Spitz ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Giles Martin Giles Martin ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Chuck D ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
The-Dream ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Tommy James Tommy James ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Tony Visconti Tony Visconti ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Russ Titelman Russ Titelman ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Ashley Kahn Ashley Kahn ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Mark Mothersbaugh ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Albin Zak Albin Zak ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Neneh Cherry ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2016
DJ Spooky DJ Spooky ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Smokey Robinson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Ken Scott Ken Scott ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Christopher Stewart ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Tom Freston ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Chuck Leavell Chuck Leavell ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Greg Phillinganes ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Jeff Ayeroff Jeff Ayeroff ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Dan Auerbach ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Hank Shocklee Hank Shocklee ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Patrick J. Carney ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Lindsey Buckingham ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
David Ferguson David Ferguson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Jimmy Iovine ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Justin Vernon ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Suzanne Vega ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2016
Giorgio Moroder ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
Merrill Garbus ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2016
Tiësto Tiësto ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2016
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Soundbreaking is an 8-part, in-depth look at the art of music recording and how it's evolved, from The Beatles' groundbreaking use of multi-track technology to the synthesized stylings of Stevie Wonder, from disco-era drum machines to the modern art of sampling.

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Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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16:9 HD
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The series was released in New Zealand in May 2016, while the US was still waiting for release on November 2016. See more »

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Edited into Great Moments from Soundbreaking (2016) See more »

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This show is about the process of recording music....no idea what other reviewers watched when they wrote their reviews
7 April 2018 | by cpinkertonSee all my reviews

There are a couple of other reviews here that have clearly reviewed a completely different show and given it really low scores, so I wanted to put this here so there was no confusion.

This is an 8 part series about the process of recording music. It stars with the role of a record producer, then moves onto the crafting a record during the recording process, the crucial role of a vocal recording, the introduction of electric guitar and synthesisers etc etc etc. it's a fantastic series. I learnt so much from each episode, and I'm a definite music tragic. There are some amazingly big names from the music industry and excellent references to groundbreaking albums that changed music forever. All styles of music are covered so there is something for everyone. Everyone person interviewed is so passionate about their subject matter.

Highly recommended


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