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All You Need Is Ears: The inside personal…

All You Need Is Ears: The inside personal story of the genius who created…

by George Martin, Jeremy Hornsby

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The great Sir George Martin! An absolute must read for the Beatle fan, the songwriter, the recording musician, the sound engineer, the astronaut, or the building superintendent. Or the horse whisperer. ( )
  BooksForDinner | Oct 3, 2011 |
If you’re looking for a gossip book about Sir George Martin and The Beatles, this isn’t your book. But if you’re looking for a book that explains what Sir George has done in the studio and the inner workings of EMI in the 1950s and 1960s, this is for you. A couple of chapters are geared toward the more technically inclined as Martin gives detailed explanations of the mathematics of musical HZ and how early tape recording worked. Written in 1979, Martin’s last chapter is prophetic about the changes digital would bring to the recording industry. ( )
  AuntieClio | Feb 19, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312114826, Paperback)

"George," he said, "I don't know if you'd be interested, but there's a chap who's come in with a tape of a group he runs. They haven't got a recording contract, and I wonder if you'd like to see him and listen to what he's got?"

"Certainly," I said, "I'm willing to listen to anything. Ask him to come and see me."

"O.K., I will. His name's Brian Epstein..."

All You Need Is Ears is the story of George Martin, the man who spotted the Beatles' talent, who recorded and produced them from the start, and who brought their musical ideas to life. In this witty and charming autobiography, he describes exactly what it was like to work in the studio with the Beatles--from the first audition (and his decision to scrap Pete Best on drums) to the wild experimentation of Sgt. Pepper (complete with sound effects, animal noises and full orchestras in evening dress at the direct request of Paul McCartney).

This is a singular look at the most important musical group of all time, and how they made the music that changed the world: No other book can provide George Martin's inside look at their creative process, at the play of genius and practical improvisation that gave them their sound; it is an indispensable read for Beatle lovers and anyone interested in the music world.

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