Elton John & Sir George Martin in Conversation

By Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music (Unedited Version)

The producer’s role can vary from George Martin’s inspired guidance of the Beatles to Phil Spector’s dictatorial insistence on his signature sound; from Rick Rubin’s gentle coaxing that brought Johnny Cash back to greatness to the fierce creative independence of artist-producers like Joni Mitchell and Prince.