Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles
  • Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles
  • Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles
  • Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles
ISBN: 1592402690
EAN13: 9781592402694
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 1, 2007
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 1" H x 7.9" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Geoff Emerick became an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1962 at age fifteen, and was present as a new band called the Beatles recorded their first songs. He later worked with the Beatles as they recorded their singles She Loves You and I Want to Hold Your Hand, the songs that would propel them to international superstardom. In 1964 he would witness the transformation of this young and playful group from Liverpool into professional, polished musicians as they put to tape classic songs such as Eight Days A Week and I Feel Fine.

Then, in 1966, at age nineteen, Geoff Emerick became the Beatles' chief engineer, the man responsible for their distinctive sound as they recorded the classic album Revolver, in which they pioneered innovative recording techniques that changed the course of rock history. Emerick would also engineer the monumental Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road albums, considered by many the greatest rock recordings of all time. In Here, There and Everywhere he reveals the creative process of the band in the studio, and describes how he achieved the sounds on their most famous songs. Emerick also brings to light the personal dynamics of the band, from the relentless (and increasingly mean-spirited) competition between Lennon and McCartney to the infighting and frustration that eventually brought a bitter end to the greatest rock band the world has ever known.

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   Geoff Emerick was the sound engineer to the Beatles
This book is very imformative for musical fans and Beatles philes alike. The author does not get caught up in the Beatles'personal dramas, but chronicles his approach to problem solving in the day when multi-track recording technology was just beginning to evolve. He does provide some unique observations about the Fab 4, but does not seem to be awestruck, having been with them from the very beginning. Though recording the Beatles was not always fun, it was always eventful. I recommend it highly ''.
   You'll Never Listen to The Beatles the Same Way Again!
For the Beatle fan as well as the audiophile, this book provides an insight into the history of The Beatles never been told before. In the memories and words of the man who broke every recording rule of the 60s and 70s to record the music of the most successful band in history, Geoff Emerick tells the intimate story of how he gave The Beatles their unique sound. After you finish this book, you will never listen to another song by The Beatles in the same way. Mr. Emerick gives us a famous yet humble account of his recording career with the most humble group of our time. Once you start reading this book, you won t be able to put it down. Once you are done, you use it as a reference while you re-listen to the music over and over again.
   The most insightful book about recording and the Beatles
I can 't say enough about this book. In the first chapter, I literally heard it twice. For those who don 't know, Geofff Emerick was a staff leveling engineer at Abbey Road Studios right when EMI signed the Beatles. At the age of 18, he was called the Beatles engineer, his first record was Revolver. Whether you are interested in the recording process or not, this is an enjoyable book to read. Really gets into the Beatles'personalities while making records. And more than anything else, the insight that Geoff gives about each track makes you hear the Beatles - music for the first time again.
   Geoff Emerick’s tales of the tape will leave you rivited
Geoff's stories give insight into the people behind the music and the challenges they faced when making music that never repeated itself.
   Great story telling!
I read it as if I was in the control room as I felt the book. You could feel the joy, sadness and ever emotion he had as the golden ear that gave us the Beatles sound.
   The in depth look at the 4 personalities like you’ve never were aware of.
During Revolver, Pepper and more, you are virtually in the studio. I consider myself a BEATLEOLIGIST, but this book showed me how little I knew.
   An insiders view from the recording booth.
I am a Beatle fan and can not get enough info from the inside. This book got it. An interesting look at the recording process and the metamorphosis of the Beatles.
   I think it's the best Beatles book ever written
I personally think it is the best Beatles book ever written. It does not delve into all darkenings, academics, etc. It's just George Martin's stories of life in the studio and how he and the band achieved what they did. They really did revolutionize the recording. . and under very primitive conditions.
   A must read by any true fan of the Fab Four
This book is really difficult to read. Realist, you have 499 errors. '' What is it? Because there is so much hidden information that the reader is tempted to listen to every few pages of a record collection for the song in question, then stop and have a few Aha moments. Seriously, it took me weeks to listen to that simply because I had to read so many tracks that I thought I knew. There are Personal Books on the Fab Four, but not one of them has the glossier and flashier insight that only someone like Geoffrey Emerick brings to the table. This book is a must have book for any true fan of the Beatles, the British invasion and rock and roll.
   I love the Beatles' music
Full disclosure : I am fascinated by everything about the Beatles and have an unexplainable, unquenchable curiosity about how things are made. I love the music of the Beatles. The author is a geeky technician who had the good fortune at a very young age to become their favorite sound engineer. The book is very well written and one of the few books that I have given 5 stars. The stories that the author tells are fun and give you a glimpse into the recording life of the Beatles. If you love the Beatles and are somewhat geeky about sound recording and music, you will love this book as well.