Here, There and Everywhere - Geoff Emerick & Howard Massey

Here, There and Everywhere

By Geoff Emerick & Howard Massey

  • Release Date - Published: 2006-03-16
  • Book Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Author: Geoff Emerick & Howard Massey
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 94 Ratings)

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An all-access, firsthand account of the life and music of one of history's most beloved bands--from an original mastering engineer at Abbey Road
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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  • A great hook !!!

    5
    By SanDiegoMilt
    This book by far, is one of the greatest behind the scenes look at the Fab Four. It allows us the pleasure of seeing behind the curtain and behold how the music was made. Read this book!!!
  • Great!

    5
    By Benwafu
    Wow! And I thought I knew The Beatles. Excellent insight into a time, place and overall happening.
  • Greatest Beatle Book Ever ?

    5
    By Morfree2345
    As a rabid Beatle fan since 1963 and as someone who has been in the music and recording world for almost as long, I can say that this account of Geoff Emerick’s memories of his association with history’s greatest band of the rock era was the most satisfying of any I’ve read. The honesty as well as seemingly photographic ability to recall conversations and remember details most of the world has never known makes Here, There And Everywhere such a brilliant read. For those involved in the technical end of making music, there is plenty to learn from. For those of us who compose music, there’s an endless amount of recollections related to the creative part of how pop’s greatest songwriters went about their songwriting, and the road they took from beginning to end of each gem they gave us. For Beatle fans who only want the fluff and positive story, this might be a hard read for some. Mr. Emerick doesn’t hold back any of his feelings he had about our idols ( at certain times ) and that can be a bit hard to read..But, regardless of his choice to not hold anything back, this can only be a great thing if we’re looking to “ keep it real. “ Bottom line, read this book !
  • The best book on the Beatles

    5
    By Stupid Loser
    I’ve read pretty much everything published on the Beatles. All the others use conjecture and rely on interviewing those who were there. Well, Geoff Emerick was there. He wasn’t a mate, a groupie or a hanger on. So his views aren’t expressed based on who he liked. They are based on what he saw, what he heard, and what he experienced in the recording studio. This book was the most fascinating of all the books. I enjoyed re-reading chapters after listening to the album discussed to see if I could pick up on the slight imperfections in the process he discusses. You hear things you never would have picked up on without being told what to listen for. Just fascinating and easily the book I’ll read many times.
  • A perfect book about studio Beatles

    5
    By LKarp
    This is, by far, the best book written about the Beatles in the studio at the height of their powers. Highly recommend.
  • Here, There, and Everywhere

    5
    By Apollo's Kitchen
    I am sad this book is over. During the time I read this, I felt like Geoff was sitting with me and telling me stories and tricks to recording good music. Now I have finished the book, I feel like my friend has gone away. I want him to come back and tell me more. Such a fascinating individual. Thank you Geoff for the music and most of all the stories.

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