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Music has been a constant in human history voice and instrument joining in more or less the same form for centuries. Then sound recording transformed music forever. This eight-part television event traces this ongoing sonic revolution, and explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives. This series charts a century’s worth of innovation and experimentation. From the Beatles’ groundbreaking use of multi-track technology to the synthesized styling of Stevie Wonder, from disco-era drum machines to the modern art of sampling, Soundbreaking makes us hear the songs we love in a whole new way. Features over 150 artists including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Toni Bennett, Dave Grohl, Debbie Harry, Chuck D, BB King, Hans Zimmer, George Martin, Tom Petty, Annie Lennox, Smokey Robinson, Quincy Jones, RZA St. Vincent, Rick Rubin, Bonnie Raitt, and Questlove. Soundbreaking is produced by Sir George Martin, “the fifth Beatle.”