© Apple Corps Ltd.Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music, an eight-part PBS series that was the final project produced by late Beatles producer George Martin, premieres this Monday, November 14, and will air weekdays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT through November 23; check local listings.

The show examines the history of studio recording, and features new conversations with a variety of well-known musicians and producers, as well as historic archival footage.

The first episode, titled The Recording Artist, features segments focusing on Martin’s work with The Beatles; Sam Phillips and his Sun Studios; Phil Spector; Sly Stone; how producer Rick Rubin helped revitalize country legend Johnny Cash‘s career; and more. The show includes new interviews with Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Elton John, Roger Waters, Jeff Beck, Joni Mitchell, Yusuf Islam — a.k.a. Cat Stevens — and many other artists, as well as such producers as Martin, Rubin, Tony Visconti, Brian Eno, Quincy Jones, Peter Asher and more.

“Music is the only common thread and universal language that binds us together regardless of race, nationality, age or income. And recorded music is how we experience it and what makes it accessible,” Martin said with regard to the Soundbreaking project prior to his death this past March. “Soundbreaking afforded me the opportunity to tell the story of the creative process of so many of the artists I have worked with throughout my life.”

Other artists appearing in various episodes of Soundbreaking include Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Barry Gibb, Debbie Harry, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Mark Knopfler, Lindsey Buckingham, Steven Van Zandt, Billy Idol and Nile Rodgers.

For more information about the series, visit Soundbreaking.com.

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