George Martin [6 Music]

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01The Record Producers20160311

01The Record Producers20160311

As a tribute to Sir George Martin, who died on Tuesday aged 90, a chance to heat an extended edition of The Record Producers profiling the man often labelled "The Fifth Beatle". Richard Allinson and Steve Levine examine his work as a producer, arranger and, through his experiments with sound, technical innovator.

Highlights include the restored version of the original master tapes for Please Please Me, a close up look at both Martin's orchestration for She's Leaving Home and the recording of A Day In The Life. Steve Levine also recreates the mellotron part from the opening of Strawberry Fields forever.

The programme also contains examples of a technological development that gives 6 Music listeners the opportunity to hear some of the Beatles most famous songs in a new way. Because of the limitations of tape machines during the 1960s, it was necessary to either record or mix various instruments and voices onto the same track. Once they'd been committed to tape there was no way of separating them. But now, through the use of revolutionary software, there's the chance to hear some of these parts in isolation for the very first time.

But the undoubted highlight of the programme is the in-depth look at the eight track recording of Come Together.

Sir George talks about various aspects of the studio and recording process, the albums Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road, along with a number of songs, including Strawberry Fields Forever, Tomorrow Never Knows and Rain.

01The Record Producers20160311

As a tribute to Sir George Martin, who died on Tuesday aged 90, a chance to heat an extended edition of The Record Producers profiling the man often labelled "The Fifth Beatle". Richard Allinson and Steve Levine examine his work as a producer, arranger and, through his experiments with sound, technical innovator.

Highlights include the restored version of the original master tapes for Please Please Me, a close up look at both Martin's orchestration for She's Leaving Home and the recording of A Day In The Life. Steve Levine also recreates the mellotron part from the opening of Strawberry Fields forever.

The programme also contains examples of a technological development that gives 6 Music listeners the opportunity to hear some of the Beatles most famous songs in a new way. Because of the limitations of tape machines during the 1960s, it was necessary to either record or mix various instruments and voices onto the same track. Once they'd been committed to tape there was no way of separating them. But now, through the use of revolutionary software, there's the chance to hear some of these parts in isolation for the very first time.

But the undoubted highlight of the programme is the in-depth look at the eight track recording of Come Together.

Sir George talks about various aspects of the studio and recording process, the albums Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road, along with a number of songs, including Strawberry Fields Forever, Tomorrow Never Knows and Rain.

02The Record Producers20160312

An extended edition looking at Sir George Martin as a producer, arranger and innovator.

As a tribute to Sir George Martin, who died on Tuesday aged 90, a chance to heat an extended edition of The Record Producers profiling the man often labelled "The Fifth Beatle". Richard Allinson and Steve Levine examine his work as a producer, arranger and, through his experiments with sound, technical innovator.

Highlights include the restored version of the original master tapes for Please Please Me, a close up look at both Martin's orchestration for She's Leaving Home and the recording of A Day In The Life. Steve Levine also recreates the mellotron part from the opening of Strawberry Fields forever.

The programme also contains examples of a technological development that gives 6 Music listeners the opportunity to hear some of the Beatles most famous songs in a new way. Because of the limitations of tape machines during the 1960s, it was necessary to either record or mix various instruments and voices onto the same track. Once they'd been committed to tape there was no way of separating them. But now, through the use of revolutionary software, there's the chance to hear some of these parts in isolation for the very first time.

But the undoubted highlight of the programme is the in-depth look at the eight track recording of Come Together.

Sir George talks about various aspects of the studio and recording process, the albums Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road, along with a number of songs, including Strawberry Fields Forever, Tomorrow Never Knows and Rain.

Steve Levine also presents a selection of Sir George's remarkable work with the Beatles in the Producer's Playlist.

02The Record Producers20160312

As a tribute to Sir George Martin, who died on Tuesday aged 90, a chance to heat an extended edition of The Record Producers profiling the man often labelled "The Fifth Beatle". Richard Allinson and Steve Levine examine his work as a producer, arranger and, through his experiments with sound, technical innovator.

Highlights include the restored version of the original master tapes for Please Please Me, a close up look at both Martin's orchestration for She's Leaving Home and the recording of A Day In The Life. Steve Levine also recreates the mellotron part from the opening of Strawberry Fields forever.

The programme also contains examples of a technological development that gives 6 Music listeners the opportunity to hear some of the Beatles most famous songs in a new way. Because of the limitations of tape machines during the 1960s, it was necessary to either record or mix various instruments and voices onto the same track. Once they'd been committed to tape there was no way of separating them. But now, through the use of revolutionary software, there's the chance to hear some of these parts in isolation for the very first time.

But the undoubted highlight of the programme is the in-depth look at the eight track recording of Come Together.

Sir George talks about various aspects of the studio and recording process, the albums Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road, along with a number of songs, including Strawberry Fields Forever, Tomorrow Never Knows and Rain.

Steve Levine also presents a selection of Sir George's remarkable work with the Beatles in the Producer's Playlist.

An extended edition looking at Sir George Martin as a producer, arranger and innovator.