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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,435 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Geoff Emerick Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Geoff Emerick was only 15 years old when he began working with the Beatles as assistant engineer for their early classics I Want to Hold Your Hand and She Loves You. Incredibly, at the age of 19, he was promoted to full engineer, taking the helm for the group's groundbreaking album Revolver. Ten months later, he joined forces with the Beatles for the recording of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, hailed by Rolling Stone as the greatest album ever made. In their constant quest for experimentation and new sounds, and despite the technical limitations of the pre-digital age, Emerick developed a slew of innovative recording techniques, many of which are still in use today.

In Here, There, and Everywhere, Emerick tells his story for the first time, taking the listener through the hallowed (though somewhat dingy) corridors of Abbey Road Studios to give rare insights into the Beatles' unique creative processes and personalities and provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the greatest band of all time made their greatest records. As Emerick describes the Beatles' transformation from wide-eyed Liverpool teenagers into tour-savvy professionals, he provides a startling picture of the Fab Four.

Fascinating and moving, Here, There, and Everywhere illuminates the creative tensions within the band that fueled their early success, but would ultimately lead them to record in separate studios while the partnership was disintegrating.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matt | 2/9/2014

    " From the guy behind the guy(s), his miking techniques revoltionized the modern studio recording process. Also, he helped create sample-based music by enabling the Beatles to do "Tomorrow Never Knows" Also, he thought Magic Alex was bunk long before he drove the Beatles away from Maharishi. Still waiting on that stereo wallpaper, man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robert Place | 2/6/2014

    " I really liked this. Cool insights into the Beatles in the recording studio. How they and their team worked the magic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Steve Johnson | 2/4/2014

    " A great look into the technical and personal side of recording The Beatles. A must-read for any Beatles fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Donald Gallinger | 1/22/2014

    " Geoff Emerick was the recording engineer behind such seminal works as Revolver and Sgt. Pepper. He was also privy to most of the inner workings of the Beatles' recording sessions even if he wasn't the chief engineer on all their albums. Through careful observations of the Beatles' compositional styles and perceptive insights into the dynamics of their personalities, Emerick brings a welcome clarity to the subject of how the Beatles worked in the studio and how their vision of rock evolved. The early days are evoked with particular charm, especially the memories of recording "She Loves You" at the same time that frantic fans were invading EMI studios. Emerick's comments on the raw energy of "She Loves You" versus the more contained power of "I Want to Hold Your Hand," are more than worth the price for any serious Beatles historian. Interesting, detailed, and very readable. A gem in the ongoing treatises upon Beatle-ology. "

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