10 Best Beatles Books

Dishy tell-alls, fact-crammed studio logs and more essential Fab Four literature

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'Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Beatles,' by Geoff Emerick
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8. 'Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Beatles,' by Geoff Emerick

Beatles producer George Martin has a nice little remembrance called All You Need Is Ears, but it was his mid-1960s engineer Geoff Emerick who shot past him in the post-career Beatle book game. Emerick was integral to the sounds of Revolver and Sgt. Pepper – he is, in his way, as responsible for McCartney's bass tone at the time as the bassist himself – and the band's sonic palette was never richer. Here he tells you how many of those sounds came to be at Abbey Road, and what might have been a dry accounting for gearheads pulses with "damn, I didn't know that!" narrative glee.

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