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Geoff Emerick

An English 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.

Emerick first started working at EMI at the age of 15, as a assistant to Norman Smith. Eventually, he took over the engineering duties from Smith, who became a producer.

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.

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 Grammy Awards for the engineering of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road.

His post-Beatles career included work with Paul McCartney (including Band On The Run which netted Emerick another Grammy.

In 2003, he received his fourth Grammy, this time for lifetime Technical Achievement.

Other notable entries include.

London Town
Flaming Pie
Elvis Costello
Art Garfunkel
Cheap Trick
Split Enz
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Matthew Fishera
Jeff Beck
Nellie McKay
Robin Trower

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. 2006.

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