So, I recently saw Paul McCartney live and wept through much of the show. Yes, actual weeping. He closed with the second half of Abbey Road, and I couldn't handle it. Needless to say this has renewed my interest in his work. Anyway, a week ago a coworker who is an audio guy recommended Geoff Emerick's book Here, There and Everywhere. For those unfamiliar with him he engineered a lot of The Beatles' work. I'm about halfway through it, and am intrigued by it. Nothing terribly technical, but good insight into the huge advancements they were making in recording. I think it's almost impossible to overstate how influential these things were. Even things like John Lennon's technical incompetence were sources of inspiration. Apparently he didn't see or care about the difficulty in seamlessly splicing two takes of different tempo and pitch. I thought I'd share in case anyone is looking for a good read.