Monday, November 28, 2016

'Sound breaking: Stories From The Cutting Edge Of Recorded Music' DVD Review

This is a music documentary that goes beyond all others. This eight part series looks at the innovation and experimentation of a centuries worth of music. It literally details the birth of new sounds and explores just how society reacted to them. From The Beatles and their use of multi-track technology to the use of synthesized instruments, our story will explore the drum machines that were used in the disco-era to the simple use of artificial and natural sounds in today's music.

You the viewer will hear in their own words how artists over the years have come up with groundbreaking music time and again. The Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will discuss the innovative approach they took towards their music. Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Roger Walters and Annie Lennox will discuss the sounds that made them famous. Producers like Sir George Martin, Quincy Jones will talk of work behind the music that took place to make those wonderful sounds of the 1960's until today.

Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, as well as Steven Van Zandt and Billy Idol will talk about the sounds they have worked on for their entire careers. Groups like The Black Keys and Questlove will discuss their brand of music and discuss the sound they wanted to sell. This is big. What you have in these eight episodes is the artist simply telling the audience about how the music was made. In the end, you will literally listen to certain songs in a whole different light. Music has become such an integral part of our lives that it might just be worth watching just to simply learn why you listen to the type of music that you enjoy.

Athena brings this wonderful story of music to us on DVD November 29th, 2016. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are superb. This history of modern music will be a wonderful addition to that personal library. So don't waste any time and pick this up if not for yourself then for a wonderful Christmas gift for that special someone.