George Martin

Produced by George Martin

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While generally presented in a chronological fashion, each disc is likewise aptly subtitled. Disc one -- "Crazy Rhythms" -- features pre-rock & roll big band ("High Society"), skiffle ("Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O"), and dance music ("Scottish Polka" and "Saturday Jump"). In addition, there are tracks from other well-known yet rarely heard artists such as Jimmy Shand ("Bluebell Polka") and Rolf Harris ("Sun Arise"). The "Transports of Delight" on disc two highlight spoken-word and comedy sides produced by Martin in the '50s and '60s. Well-known artists and recordings from Peter Sellers ("All the Things You Are") and Spike Milligan ("The Wormwood Scrubs Tango") are spotlighted along with two apocalyptic pieces from the Beyond the Fringe ensemble -- "Aftermath of War" and "The End of the World." Disc three, "That Was the Decade That Was," celebrates the '60s rock & roll renaissance. Of course, "the Fab Four" are represented. Likewise, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas ("Do You Want to Know a Secret?"), Gerry & the Pacemakers ("How Do You Do It?"), and Cilla Black ("It's for You") are also continuity connections to the Beatles. George Martin produced and scored classical as well as pop recordings. Healthy samplings of his classical productions are featured on disc four, "Gold Fingers." Among these are performances of "Coronation Scot" by Sidney Torch and his orchestra from the BBC Radio series "Paul Temple," as well as "Barwick Green," the theme from another Auntie Beeb program, "The Archers." Discs five and six chart Martin's most endearing work from the '70s and beyond. As with every selection on Produced by George Martin, "Smiles of the Beyond" -- which highlights jazz, pop, and fusion -- and "Nice Work" -- highlighting an eclectic mix of Martin's later productions -- are his personal favorites. These include his work with Stan Getz ("Marrakech Express"), Jeff Beck ("Diamond Dust"), and Paul McCartney "Live and Let Die."

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:14
2 02:39
3 02:46
4
feat: Graeme Bell
02:56
5 02:54
6
02:45
7 02:50
8
03:01
9
02:51
10 02:54
11
01:43
12
feat: Edna Savage
02:15
13 02:29
14 02:33
15
feat: Matt Monro
02:47
16
03:01
17 03:20
18
02:39
19
02:17
20 01:33
21
feat: Matt Monro
02:58
22
feat: John Scott
02:14
23 02:26 Amazon
24 02:17
25
feat: Ron Goodwin
02:22
26
feat: Jim Dale
02:03
27 02:35
28
feat: Rolf Harris
02:27
29 03:55

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:22
2 02:51
3 02:44
4 02:23
5
feat: Mandy Miller
02:31
6 02:31
7
02:59
8 02:33
9
feat: Ian Wallace
03:04
10 02:53
11 01:51
12 01:27
13 02:09
14 02:58
15
04:12
16 03:39
17 03:14
18 02:45
19
feat: The Alberts
02:26
20
feat: Rolf Harris
02:54
21
feat: Terry Scott
02:37
22 03:35
23 02:04
24 02:20
25 01:32
26
feat: Rolf Harris
03:48
27 03:31
28 01:49
29 02:19

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: The Beatles
02:03
2 01:55
3 02:03
4
feat: The Fourmost
01:51
5
feat: The Beatles
02:26
6
feat: The Dakotas
02:15
7 02:51
8 02:20
9
feat: Cilla Black
02:51
10 02:36
11 02:06
12
feat: The Fourmost
02:07
13 02:48
14
feat: Cilla Black
02:59
15
feat: The Beatles
02:05
16 02:42
17 02:40
18 02:33
19
feat: Cilla Black
02:21
20 02:33
21 02:24
22 02:38
23
feat: Cilla Black
02:11
24
feat: The Beatles
02:26
25
feat: The Action
02:51
26
feat: Cilla Black
02:39
27 02:52
28
feat: Cilla Black
02:23
29 03:14
30 02:32
31
feat: Cilla Black
02:24

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: Sidney Torch
02:55
2 01:49
3 02:50
4 03:05
5 05:06
6
feat: Sidney Torch
02:49
7 02:54
8
feat: Ray Cathode
02:14
9
feat: Ron Goodwin
03:18
10
feat: Ron Goodwin
02:52
11
feat: Ron Goodwin
02:07
12
feat: Nadia Gray
01:46
13
feat: Ron Goodwin
02:42
14
feat: Matt Monro
03:31
15 02:26
16 03:11
17
feat: Ron Goodwin
02:56
18
feat: Matt Monro
02:35
19 02:08
20 02:48
21 02:24
22 03:14
23 02:03
24 02:30
25 02:29
26 02:18
27
feat: Ron Goodwin
03:06

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:43
2
feat: Ultravox
05:48
3 03:56
4
feat: Kenny Rogers
04:02
5 04:42
6 03:22
7 03:37
8
feat: Tom Jones
03:00
9 04:06
10 03:50
11
feat: Larry Adler / Sting
03:03
12 03:37
13
feat: Larry Adler
08:29
14 03:50
15 06:19
16
feat: Céline Dion
03:18
17 02:25
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