Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles (Paperback)
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DescriptionGeoff 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.
- Published: 03 March 2007
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781592402694 ISBN 10: 1592402690
- Sales rank: 20,165
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Reviews for Here, There and Everywhere
Hard To Put Down
I have just finished reading this and I found it very hard to put down.
It is well written by a person who was their recording engineer for years and there are a few surprises in there that the avid Beatle fan will find interesting indeed, fascinating perhaps.
The story centres around the huge amount of work done at Abbey Road and this book puts you in the engineers seat for comprehensive descriptions of how each song was made.
The chapter on the making of Sgt Pepper is brilliant.
Sadly toward the end the relationships that turned sour & split the greatest group ever are given some explanation.
If you are a true Beatle nut, this won't dissapoint. by Trevor SCHWANZ