'Produced by George Martin' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Jul 5, 2012 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The 2011 documentary originally broadcast to great acclaim as part of the BBC’s “Arena” series will bow on Blu-ray in September.

In an early announcement to retailers, Eagle Rock Entertainment will bring 'Produced by George Martin' to Blu-ray on September 11.

Truly, George Martin has had a career like no other. In the early ‘50s, he joined EMI/Parlophone and started working on orchestral music, music for children and single handedly pioneered a range of hugely successful comedy records with Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Peter Ustinov and others. Then, in 1962, he signed The Beatles and everything changed. Together, George Martin and The Beatles revolutionized pop music and recording techniques, forging probably the greatest producer/artist collaboration there will ever be.

'Produced By George Martin' features numerous classic clips of the artists he has produced, and new interviews with many of them including Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Michael Palin, Jeff Beck, Rolf Harris, Cilla Black, Millicent Martin and Bernard Cribbins. A fascinating man, and a compelling film.

Specs haven't been revealed yet, but supplements will include over 50 minutes of additional interviews not included in the TV broadcast featuring contributions from Rick Rubin, T-Bone Burnett, Howard Goodall, Jimmy Webb and Ken Scott.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray will be $19.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Produced by George Martin' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 11.

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