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Author Topic: "Here, There and Everywhere" book by Geoff Emerick (almost OT)  (Read 1675 times)

bigaudioblowhard

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Well, besides disadvantages like being the victim of a crime, living in Los Angeles has its advantages too. One being that Geoff Emerick (Beatles engineer) did book signings recently of his new book "Here, There and Everywhere" My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles. Which in fact he did sign my copy along with coauthor Howard Massey. I stood in line with an old friend, a total 'Beatard' who was practically peeing his pants because he had waited most of his life to ask Geoff Emerick one question. Apparently no one knows the anwer to a specific query he had about the recording of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds". When we approached the table at which GE sat, my friend went first. I leaned in a little to hear him ask

friend: "Geoff... what instruments were used to create the intro to LSD?

GE: "Uhm...how does that go again"?

friend: (singing) "Da-Da-Da, dum-Da., dum-Da, Da-Da-Da"

GE: "Of course!" (then, shaking his head) "Sorry can't remember, I think it was      
       something plucked".

Oh well... anyway, in his forward Elvis Costello writes (paraphrase)

"However, it takes a very unique temperament to sit behind a mixing desk. It seems best if you have enormous patience, good judgment, generosity, and a self-deprecating sense of humor."

Okay, this is what brings this post to kinda ON TOPIC, and if they mention mastering somewhere in these 370 pages,  YOU CANT MOVE THIS TO SALOON BRAD!

I'm finally getting to my point.

I think Elvis' statement about sums up what helps to make good engineers great, a pleasure and inspiration to work with.

Reading a cool engineer bio this weekend oughta shake out the iLok blues.

bab

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Re: "Here, There and Everywhere" book by Geoff Emerick (almost OT)
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2006, 11:36:06 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Sat, 01 April 2006 20:28


 http://komosproductions.com/index.php?option=com_content& ;amp ;task=view&id=19&Itemid=37




Yikes!

DC

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Re: "Here, There and Everywhere" book by Geoff Emerick (almost OT)
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006, 03:37:29 am »

compasspnt wrote on Sat, 01 April 2006 21:28


 http://komosproductions.com/index.php?option=com_content& ;amp ;task=view&id=19&Itemid=37



Dang!

bab

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Re: "Here, There and Everywhere" book by Geoff Emerick (almost OT)
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2006, 03:59:15 pm »

Ouch! Nasty stuff...

But here's some good news from http://www.combo-organ.com/discography.htm

"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"/The Beatles: The intro was done on a Lowrey Heritage, similar to the Lowrey Berkshire TBO used by Pete Townshend.  This sound can be re-created perfectly by the Gibson G101.  John played a Vox Continental on "I'm Down" at Shea Stadium, and more than likely on the studio version too, but that's about the only song that they definitely used a combo for.

And you can buy the sound here:

http://vintagekeyboardsounds.com/page_gibson.html
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