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PAUL McCARTNEY AND RINGO STARR APPEAR IN NEW GEORGE MARTIN DOCUMENTARY

7/3/2012

Coming to DVD, Blu-ray and digital video on September 11th is the career spanning documentary Produced By George Martin. The doc about the Beatles' legendary producer first aired last year as part of Britain's Arena TV series and features new and exclusive interviews with surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr -- both of whom met Martin 50 years ago last month. Among the other notables appearing Produced By George Martin are Michael Palin, Jeff Beck, Rolf Harris, and Cilla Black. The new DVD version contains over 50 minutes of additional interviews not included in the TV broadcast version, including contributions from producers Rick Rubin and T-Bone Burnett, songwriter Jimmy Webb and Beatles engineer Ken Scott.

George Martin's final work before retiring was crafting the soundtrack for Beatles' 2006 Cirque du Soleil LOVE production and soundtrack. He composed his final score for hire to accompany George Harrison's 1968 demo for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," which was officially released in 1996 on The Beatles Anthology 3 collection: "The song itself, on the Anthology is a demo and then someone had the idea of asking me to write a score of this demo. And this was a bit of a shock for me, because I never thought I'd be writing a score for George long after he died. And also with (his wife) Olivia listening to it, I had to write something that she would like, as well as something the show would like. And anyway, we did it, she came to the session and I could see by the look on her face she approved it, so that was okay, and everyone seemed to think that it worked very well."


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