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Engineer Geoff Emerick.
Engineer Geoff Emerick.

Geoffrey Emerick (born 1946) is a recording studio audio engineer, who is best known for his work with the Beatles albums Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album and Abbey Road. Image File history File links GeoffEmerick. ... Image File history File links GeoffEmerick. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... An Audio Engineer is a person recording, editing, manipulating, mixing and mastering sound by technical means. ... The Beatles were a highly influential English rock band from Liverpool. ... For the album by The Haunted, see rEVOLVEr. ... For other uses, see Sgt. ... The Beatles is the ninth official album by The Beatles, a double album released in 1968. ... Abbey Road is the eleventh official album released by The Beatles. ...

The first album he did with The Beatles working as main recording engineer was Revolver, and "Tomorrow Never Knows" was the first track he worked on, after having taken over the engineering duties from Norman Smith who became a producer. For the album by The Haunted, see rEVOLVEr. ... Tomorrow Never Knows is the final track of The Beatles 1966 studio album Revolver, but it was the first to be recorded for the album. ... Norman Smith is a musician and record producer. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ...

It was Emerick's innovation to record John Lennon's vocal through a Leslie speaker on that song, to get the ethereal sound Lennon wanted. He received two Grammys for the engineering of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road. Emerick, like Beatles producer George Martin, brought an adventurous and experimental attitude to his work. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... The Leslie speaker is a specially constructed amplifier/loudspeaker used to create special audio effects. ... For other uses, see Sgt. ... Abbey Road is the eleventh official album released by The Beatles. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

His post-Beatles career included work with Paul McCartney (including Band On The Run, which netted Emerick another Grammy, London Town, and Flaming Pie), Elvis Costello (for whom he produced Imperial Bedroom and All This Useless Beauty), Art Garfunkel, America, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Split Enz, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Jeff Beck, as well as Nellie McKay's critically acclaimed 2004 debut CD Get Away from Me. It has been suggested that Band on the Run: 25th Anniversary Edition be merged into this article or section. ... London Town is the seventh album by Wings and was released in 1978. ... Flaming Pie is an album by Paul McCartney, first released in 1997. ... Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954, in London), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish ancestry. ... Imperial Bedroom is a 1982 album by Elvis Costello. ... All This Useless Beauty is a 1996 album by Elvis Costello and The Attractions. ... Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... America is an American folk rock band, most popular in the early and mid 1970s and early 1980s and now best known for their #1 hits A Horse With No Name and Sister Golden Hair. ... Supertramp is a British Art Rock and pop band that had a series of top-selling albums in the 1970s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Split Enz was a successful New Zealand band during the late 1970s and early 1980s featuring brothers Tim Finn and Neil Finn. ... The original lineup in 1972, featuring Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Jerry Goodman, Jan Hammer and Rick Laird. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 in Wallington, Greater London, England) is a guitarist who played in several influential bands in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Nellie McKay (born 13 April 1982) is a singer-songwriter, actress and former stand-up comedian, noted for her critically-acclaimed debut album Get Away from Me. ... Nellie McKay - Get Away From Me Get Away from Me is the two-disc debut album from singer-songwriter Nellie McKay. ...

He was the sound engineer on Robin Trower's most popular album Bridge of Sighs, and credited by both Trower and producer Matthew Fisher for that album's acclaimed sound. In 2003, he received his fourth Grammy for lifetime Technical Achievement. Robin Leonard Trower (born March 9, 1945 in Catford, London, England) is a preeminent English rock guitarist who achieved success with Procol Harum during the 1960s, and then again as the leader of his own Hendrixesque power trio. ... The Bridge Of Sighs Album was an amazing set of songs that created an atmosphere of both excitement and dread. ... Matthew Fisher in Cannes in 2000. ...

In 2006, Emerick released his memoir, Here, There, and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles (Gotham Books, ISBN 1-59240-179-1), co-authored by veteran music journalist Howard Massey.

External links

  • A review of Geoff Emerick's "Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles" California Literary Review
  • 2006 video interview at Blender.com
  • Video Interview at 121st AES at Gearwire.com
The Beatles
John Lennon | Paul McCartney | George Harrison | Ringo Starr
Pete Best | Stuart Sutcliffe
Brian Epstein | Allen Klein | Neil Aspinall | Apple Records
George Martin | Geoff Emerick | Norman Smith | Phil Spector | Abbey Road Studios | Jeff Lynne
Official studio albums
Please Please Me (1963) | With the Beatles (1963) | A Hard Day's Night (1964) | Beatles for Sale (1964) | Help! (1965) | Rubber Soul (1965) | Revolver (1966)  | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) | Magical Mystery Tour (1967) | The Beatles (The White Album) (1968) | Yellow Submarine (1969) | Abbey Road (1969) | Let It Be (1970)
A Hard Day's Night (1964) | Help! (1965) | Magical Mystery Tour (1967) | Yellow Submarine (1968) | Let It Be (1970)
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Geoff Emerick began working with The Beatles at Abbey Road studios at the age of 15-and from age 19 on was the chief recording engineer for the band, in charge of the recording of such seminal albums as Revolver, Sgt.
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Though Emerick wrote the book in part to share his memories of the Beatles' work -- to say, because many listeners aren't aware, that he played an important role in their development -- he's remarkably self-effacing in person.
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