Buried Treasures & Beatles Audio Engineer Geoff Emerick

It's Buried Treasures time yet again. Jim and Greg share some new under-the-radar music that you need to hear! Plus, they revisit their 2006 conversation with Geoff Emerick, an audio engineer who worked on the classic Beatles albums Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road. Emerick passed away this month at the age of 72.

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Buried Treasures

So many records are released each year that many deserving albums get lost in the noise. This week, Jim and Greg unearth another set of Buried Treasures – recent musical gems that you may have missed, but deserve a place in your music library.


Geoff Emerick

Geoff Geoff Emerick was in the right place at the right time- starting a job at Abbey Road Studios just days before The Beatles recorded "Love Me Do." By the time they began recording Revolver, Emerick had been promoted to engineer. It was up to him to make John, Paul, George and Ringo's creative dreams a reality in the studio, a challenge Emerick recounted in his 2006 book, Here, There and Everywhere. He went on to work on Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, part of The White Album and Abbey Road.

Beyond The Beatles, Emerick worked with Art Garfunkel, Elvis Costello, Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson, The Zombies, Cheap Trick, Stevie Wonder and Wings. Emerick died October 2, 2018 at 72 years old.

We revisit Jim and Greg's conversation with Emerick from 2006.

For more from Emerick and his work with the Beatles, listen to our classic album dissection of Revolver.

Featured Songs

  1. Gia Margaret, Birthday, There's Always Glimmer, Orindal, 2018
  2. The Beatles, Eleanor Rigby, Revolver, Parlophone, 1966
  3. The Beatles, Getting Better, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Parlophone, 1967
  4. Ethers, Something, Ethers, Trouble In Mind, 2018
  5. The Beths, Future Me Hates Me, Future Me Hates Me, Carpark Records, 2018
  6. Our Girl, In My Head, Stranger Today, Cannibal Hymns, 2018
  7. Matt Muse, Getting To It, Nappy Talk, self-released, 2018
  8. Foxing, Nearer My God, Nearer My God, Triple Crown, 2018
  9. Jungle, Smile, For Ever, XL, 2018
  10. Orquesta Akokán, Mambo Rapidito, Orquesta Akokán, Daptone, 2018
  11. Alastor, Slave to the Grave, Slave to the Grave (Single), self-released, 2018
  12. Camera, PATROUILLE, PATROUILLE (Single), self-released, 2018
  13. Erthlings, Bridges, Bridges (Single), Future Classic, 2018
  14. Bēkon, Cold As Ice, Get With the Times, Candy And Promises, 2018
  15. The Beatles, Tomorrow Never Knows, Revolver, Parlophone, 1966
  16. The Beatles, Yellow Submarine, Revolver, Parlophone, 1966
  17. The Beatles, A Day In The Life, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Parlophone, 1967
  18. Jim Croce, Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels), You Don't Mess Around With Jim, ABC, 1972
  19. David Bowie, Heroes, "Heroes", RCA, 1977
  20. MC5, Ramblin' Rose, Kick Out the Jams, Elektra, 1969
  21. MC5, Kick Out the Jams, Kick Out the Jams, Elektra, 1969
  22. Wayne Kramer, Crack In the Universe, The Hard Stuff, Epitaph, 1995