Stars recorded using restored 1920s system in new film

The American Epic Sessions, a new award-winning filmĀ featuring an all-star roster of contemporary artists replicating early recording processes on an original 1920s electrical recording system is being aired in the UK tonight (9 June 2017) on BBC Four.

Produced and written by Bernard MacMahon, Allison McGourty and Duke Erikson, and with Jack White and T Bone Burnett also on board as executive producers, The American Epic Sessions is the result of what happened when artists such as Elton John, Alabama Shakes, Beck, Nas and Willie Nelson were given the chance to record like Jimmie Rodgers did in 1927, and marks the first time one of the oldest recording methods was successfully used for a project of this kind in approximately 90 years….

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