Geoff Emerick, the audio engineer best known for his work with the the group, Emerick told The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions author. Geoff Emerick grew up as a working-class lad in north London only to make his name as one of the most gifted and innovative sound engineers. Geoff Emerick, the audio engineer who worked with The Beatles on several of their most seminal albums, died yesterday, October 2, at the age.

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Emerick 5 December — 2 October was an English sound engineer who worked with the Beatles on their albums RevolverSgt. His memoir Geofc, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles caused controversy for its factual errors. InEmerick died from a heart attack at the age of 72 in Los Angeles, California. One of his teachers there heard about emeric, job at EMI and suggested he apply.

At age 16, he was employed as an assistant engineer.


As a new recruit, Emerick was not entitled to receive overtime pay, but he was fortunate enough to witness the Beatles recording for the first time with their new yeoff, Ringo Starron what sobido the band’s debut hit single, ” Emetick Me Do “. From early inhis involvement with the band was limited due to his training program at EMI, as he progressed to lacquer beqtles, mastering engineer and then balance or recording engineer.

In April at the age of 20, Emerick took over as the Beatles’ recording engineer, at the request of producer George Martinwhen Smith became a producer. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Lennon told Martin he wanted to re-create the “carnival atmosphere” of the Pablo Fanque circus poster that inspired the song. For the middle eight bars, Emerick spliced together multiple recordings of fairground organs and calliope in an attempt to create the effect; after a great deal of unsuccessful experimentation, Martin instructed Emerick to chop the tape into pieces with scissors, throw them up in the air, and re-assemble them at random.


Emerick abandoned work on The Beatles also known somido the “White Album” on 16 Julyfed up with the intra-band tensions and arguments that hampered the sessions.

In addition to engineering duties, Emerick oversaw the building of band’s Apple Studio in the Apple Corps building.

Following the Beatles’ break-up inEmerick continued to work with McCartney. Emerick later said that he had always been perceived by the other ex-Beatles as “Paul’s guy”. Emerick was the sound engineer on Robin Trower ‘s album Bridge of Sighsand was credited by both Trower and producer Matthew Fisher for that album’s sound.

He also recorded some of the backing tracks for the debut album by Stealers Wheelbut resigned early on in the process, handing over to Apple recording engineer John Mills to continue working with producers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The former Beatles initiated legal proceedings to prevent EMI from issuing the album, saying that the work was substandard; geeoff when made available on bootleg compilations, his mixes and editing of some of the tracks were widely criticised by collectors.

InEmerick produced a re-recording of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in honour of the album’s 40th anniversary.

Emerick used much of the original equipment to record the new versions of the songs, [18] and the results were broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on 2 June that year. FromEmerick resided in Los Angeles. InEmerick released his memoir, Here, There and Everywhere: Beatles historian Erin Torkelson Weber said that, apart from Lennon’s account in Lennon Remembersthe book also presents arguably the most negative depiction of Martin as a record producer. Emerick died from a heart attack on 2 Octoberaged He had been hospitalised two weeks beforehand after experiencing trouble walking, but was ruled to have been dehydrated.


I calledbut by the time they got there, it was too late. Geoff suffered from heart problems for a long time and had a pacemaker. When it’s your time it’s your time.

We lost a legend and a best friend to me and a mentor. Paul McCartney commented on social media: I’m shocked and saddened ekerick have lost such a special friend. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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