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“This documentary was joyously fascinating and entertaining from, literally, its opening sequence. Soundbreaking is a rollicking and informative collection of sound and vision seemingly colliding randomly but making perfect sense as a history of many decades of recorded music. The documentary connected the dots and the influences seamlessly, becoming a collectible treasure — and one of the most fun things to watch in all of 2016.”

The Hollywood Reporter, December 14, 2016

“A documentary about music better move you in various ways, and Soundbreaking does just that.”

The Hollywood Reporter, November 14, 2016

“[Soundbreaking] tells the stories behind some of the greatest recordings ever made.”

Pitchfork, November 10, 2016

“Soundbreaking tells stories about how artists as fans were excited by certain sounds they heard on records and how they aspired to create something new themselves.”

Associated Press, November 10, 2016

“Going Inside the Studio in ‘Soundbreaking’ on PBS”

The New York Times, November 9, 2016

“PBS Series ‘Soundbreaking’ Lovingly Details the Art Of Record Making in 8-Part Series”

Billboard, November 3, 2016

Soundbreaking Receives Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nomination for Best Limited Documentary Series

Press Release, October 10, 2016

PBS presents Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music. Produced in association with the late Sir George Martin, the series features more than 150 artists, including Paul McCartney, Bonnie Raitt, RZA and many more sharing behind-the- scenes stories in a music-driven celebration of the art of recording.

Press Release, July 28, 2016
 
“RLJ Entertainment’s Athena Brand Acquires North American EST, SVOD, and Home Video Rights To Groundbreaking, All-Star Music Series”
Press Release
, June 15, 2016

 

“The series combines access to celebrated music artists, producers and innovators and rare archival studio footage for a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds.”
-Jacob Bryant, Variety

 

“Even from the trailer, it’s obvious that the guest list for Soundbreaking will be massive and legendary: Elton John, Dave Grohl, St. Vincent, Brian Eno, Rolling Stones producer Don Was, Bonnie Raitt, and of course, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.”
-Zach Blumenfeld, Paste

 

“The late icon teamed with 150 artists and producers to tell stories from the studio, including Joni Mitchell, Dave Grohl, Questlove, Bon Iver, Beck, St. Vincent, Ad-Rock, and others.”
-Evan Minsker, Pitchfork

 

“The candid series hopes to shed light on the recording process and record the modern history of the music studio. The first two episodes are scheduled to premiere today at SXSW, and now a trailer for the series has been released.” – Flavorwire

 

“Martin dug deep in his Rolodex to assemble a staggering array of big names from the music biz to provide insight on their process, the nuts and bolts of making the magic, and wider rhapsodizing on the spiritual, nearly holy power the music wields over those who immerse themselves in it.” – Uproxx

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