George Martin’s Scores For Beatles Films Set For Release
Longtime Beatles‘ producer George Martin‘s scores for several of the group’s films will be among the tracks on George Martin: The Film Scores and Original Orchestra Compositions, a posthumous compilation due out November 10.
The set, recorded by the Berlin Music Ensemble conducted by Craig Leon, who also produced the album, will include Martin’s instrumental pieces from the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, as well as scores for “Live and Let Die,” “Pulp” and more along with some unreleased works.
A five-and-a-half minute trailer for the album has been posted online showing Leon and the orchestra working on the material.
Leon says that the album grew out of another “unnamed” project he was working on that gave him access to the manuscripts of Martin’s scores.
“I was just struck by the elegance of the compositions and how they just fit the era I grew up in music,” Leon says, “and that made me think how I never would have had the life I had if George Martin hadn’t done what he did…He bridged the gap between an interpretive producer and a creative producer.”
Martin, who died during 2016 at the age of 90, produced all of the Beatles’ albums save for Let It Be.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.