Thursday, Sep 10, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Giles Martin
WNYC Soundcheck (9 September 2009)

“Beatles fans are getting a double-whammy today, as newly remastered versions of the band’s albums and a new Rock Band video game hit store shelves. On “9/9/09,” we talk with Giles Martin, the record producer, songwriter, and son of Beatles producer George Martin, talks about the challenges of remixing the Fab Four’s music for The Beatles: Rock Band.”


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