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Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

8 Episodes 2016 - 2016

Episode 1

The Art of Recording

Tue, Jun 21, 2016 60 mins

The art of making music is explored in this series, which begins with the role of the music producer, who helps turn a musician's vision into a hit. Included: the contrasting styles of such producers as George Martin, Sam Phillips, Tom Petty and Dr. Dre.

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Episode 2

Painting With Sound

Tue, Jun 28, 2016 60 mins

The evolution of multi-track recording, which expanded the palette of such artists as the Beatles, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac, is chronicled.

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Episode 3

The Human Instrument

Tue, Jul 5, 2016 60 mins

Adele, Amy Winehouse and Christina Aguilera are spotlighted in this look at what makes a vocal track truly great.

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Episode 4

Going Electric

Tue, Jul 12, 2016 60 mins

The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and Devo are among the featured artists in this look at how music was transformed by the amplification and electrification of instruments.

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Episode 5

Four on the Floor

Tue, Jul 19, 2016 60 mins

Little Richard, James Brown, the Bee Gees and Beyoncé are featured in this look at the process of building an irresistable beat.

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Episode 6

The World Is Yours

Tue, Jul 26, 2016 60 mins

Public Enemy, Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys and Beck are among the featured artists in this look at how sampling (borrowing fragments from existing recordings) created a new genre of music.

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Episode 7

Sound and Vision

Tue, Aug 2, 2016 60 mins

The evolution of music videos and MTV, which changed the way music is experienced, is examined. Featured artists include David Bowie, Devo, Madonna, the Eurythmics and Nirvana.

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Episode 8

I Am My Music

Sat, Aug 13, 2016 60 mins

Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead are among the featured artists in the series finale, which chronicles the evolution of music consumption from records and cassettes to CDs and MP3s.

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