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THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS

 

Jack White and T Bone Burnett lead an epic recording session using the only working 1920s recording device in existence in this tribute to the artists celebrated in the American Epic documentary series. Stripped of the comforts and security of modern technology, the artists have three minutes and one chance to get their music etched into the surface of a revolving wax disc before the weight hits the floor. Conceived as a sonic experiment – an attempt to recreate the conditions of the early record company field teams – the result is a series of performances by leading artists pushed to meet the standards of their heroes. Going back to basics and capturing the energy of a unique live performance, these recordings are heard exactly as they were made. Musicians featured include: Alabama Shakes, Ana Gabriel, Ashley Monroe, The Avett Brothers, Beck, Bettye LaVette, Bobby Ingano, Elton John, Los Lobos, Nas, Raphael Saadiq, Rhiannon Giddens, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Taj Mahal, Jack White, and Willie Nelson.

 

 

Great Moments from Soundbreaking

 

Get an all-access pass to the seminal moments in recorded music with this compilation special with Adele (pictured), Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Daltrey, Quincy Jones, Ringo Starr, Niles Rogers and more.

 

SOUNDBREAKING
The World Is Yours

 

This wide-ranging, eight-part series explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on our modern world. The series offers unprecedented access to more than 150 artists and producers from across the music spectrum, and features rare archival studio footage and an extensive soundtrack.

 

This series was the last creative project for Sir George Martin, the producer who was instrumental behind many of The Beatles’ albums, before he passed away in March.

 

The World Is Yours
Meet the pioneers of hip hop and explore how sampling – the practice of borrowing fragments from existing records-created a new genre of music that took over the world; including Public Enemy, Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, Beck and more.

 

SOUNDBREAKING
Painting with Sound

 

This wide-ranging, eight-part series, airing weeknights Nov. 14-23, explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on our modern world. The series offers unprecedented access to more than 150 artists and producers from across the music spectrum, and features rare archival studio footage and an extensive soundtrack.

 

This series was the last creative project for Sir George Martin, the producer who was instrumental behind many of The Beatles’ albums, before he passed away in March.

 

Painting with Sound
Learn how the recording studio itself became an instrument, transforming popular music. Featured: The Beach Boys, Beck, Bon Iver, Boston, The Eurythmics, Fleetwood Mac, Les Paul, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and more.