domingo, 28 de outubro de 2018



FLASH (Leander-Wace)

LILY THE PINK (German-McGear-McGouch)

Produtor Sérgio Balloni

Gravação original SIGNAL-SAAR - Itália

RODA estéreo RS 422

Fabricado em Portugal

terça-feira, 9 de outubro de 2018


JOHN LENNON Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time J. LENNON

Your Hands Y. ONO

Cover designed by Simon Halfon Esq.

Original sound recording made by Polygram Records, Inc (New York)
From the Polydor album Milk And Honey (POLH 5) - A Heart Play -


John Lennon  vocals, rhythm guitar
Earl Slick, Hugh McCracken  lead guitar
Tony Levin  bass
George Small  keyboards
Andy Newmark  drums
Arthur Jenkins  percussion

Made in England

quarta-feira, 3 de outubro de 2018

Thanks to GEOFF EMERICK (1945-2018)

Geoffrey Emerick (5 December 1945 – 2 October 2018) was an English recording studio audio engineer. He worked with the Beatles on their albums RevolverSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles and Abbey RoadEmerick won four Grammy Awards for his work in the music recording field.

Emerick began working as an assistant engineer at EMI at the age of 15. To familiarise him with his work, he was placed under the supervision of another assistant engineer, Richard Langham. On his second day of work at EMI, Langham was assigned to be the assistant engineer of Norman Smith, who would be doing the first recording session of the Beatles in the evening. As a new recruit, Emerick was not entitled to get over-time pay, but was lucky enough to witness the first-ever EMI recording session by the finalised line-up of the Beatles in 1962, during which the group recorded for the first time with new drummer Ringo Starr on what would eventually become their first hit single "Love Me Do".

As assistant engineer, Emerick worked on numerous early recordings by the Beatles, and also helped record other artists for the label, including Judy Garland. He assisted at the EMI artist test of the Hollies. After working his way up to the position, Emerick engineered the 1966 Manfred Mann single "Pretty Flamingo", which became a number 1 hit in the UK.
Emerick took over as the Beatles' first engineer, at the request of producer George Martin, when that spring Smith became a producer. Emerick's first album with the Beatles as chief engineer (under producer Martin) was Revolver. "Tomorrow Never Knows" was the first track recorded for the sessions and first that he worked on. It was Emerick's suggestion to record John Lennon's vocal through a Leslie speaker on the song, to get the ethereal sound Lennon wanted, and to close-mic Starr's drums, formerly a prohibited practice at EMI Studios. In 1967, Emerick engineered "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!", one of the most musically complex songs on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Lennon told Martin he wanted to re-create the "carnival atmosphere" of the Pablo Fanque circus poster that inspired the song. For the middle eight bars, Emerick spliced together multiple recordings of fairground organs and calliope in an attempt to create the effect; after a great deal of unsuccessful experimentation, Martin instructed Emerick to chop the tape into pieces with scissors, throw them up in the air, and re-assemble them at random.
Emerick abandoned work on The Beatles (also known as the "White Album") on 16 July 1968, fed up with the intra-band tensions and arguments that hampered the sessions. Emerick also objected to Chris Thomas, George Martin's inexperienced assistant, being elevated to the role of producer in Martin's absence, with the band's acceptance. He returned to work with the Beatles on Abbey Road. Emerick received Grammy Awards for the engineering of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road.
Despite his departure from the White Album sessions, Emerick remained on good terms with the Beatles, particularly Paul McCartney, who invited Emerick to quit EMI and come and work for their company Apple Corps in 1969. In addition to engineering duties, Emerick oversaw the building of the Beatles' Apple Studio.

Following the Beatles' break-up in 1970, Emerick continued to work with McCartney. He served as recording engineer on McCartney albums such as Band on the Run (1973), which netted Emerick another Grammy, London Town (1978), Tug of War (1982) and Flaming Pie (1997). Emerick later said that he had always been perceived by the other ex-Beatles as "Paul's guy". As a result, for their solo recordings, Lennon and George Harrison chose to work instead with Phil McDonald, another former EMI engineer.
Following the success of EMI's The Beatles at Abbey Road presentation in 1983, Emerick prepared an album of the Beatles' studio outtakes, to be titled Sessions, for release. The former Beatles initiated legal proceedings to prevent EMI from issuing the album, saying that the work was substandard; when made available on bootleg compilations, his mixes and editing of some of the tracks were widely criticised by collectors. In the mid 1990s, these recordings were used for the Beatles Anthology CD releases.
Emerick also worked on albums by Elvis Costello (for whom he produced Imperial Bedroom and All This Useless Beauty), Badfinger, Art Garfunkel, America, Jeff Beck, Gino Vannelli, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Nazareth, Chris Bell, Split Enz, Trevor Rabin, Nick Heyward, Big Country, Gentle Giant, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Ultravox. Other recording projects included Matthew Fisher's first solo album, Journey's End; Kate Bush's demo tape to EMI, which landed her a record deal; and Nellie McKay's critically acclaimed 2004 debut CD Get Away from Me
He was the sound engineer on Robin Trower's album Bridge of Sighs, and credited by both Trower and producer Matthew Fisher for that album's sound. He also recorded some of the backing tracks for the debut album for Stealers Wheel, but resigned early on in the process handing over to Apple recording engineer John Mills to continue working with producers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The album featured "Stuck in the Middle with You" and went on to receive the European Edison Award, European equivalent of the Grammy. Emerick continued with the Zombies album Odessey and Oracle featuring "Time of the Season".
In 2003, he received his fourth Grammy, a Special Merit/Technical Grammy Award.
In 2006, Emerick released his memoir, Here, There, and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles, co-authored by music journalist Howard Massey. The book caused controversy for its factual errors, and for its allegedly unfavourable portrayal of Harrison, bias towards McCartney, and belittling and dismissal of Lennon and Starr's contributions. Beatles historian Erin Torkelson Weber says that, apart from Lennon's account in Lennon Remembers, the book also presents arguably the most negative depiction of Martin as a record producer. The publication led to an internet flame war, as former Beatles engineer Ken Scott challenged the accuracy of Emerick's recollections and stated that, before writing the book, Emerick had contacted him and other EMI technical staff saying he had limited memory of the events. Scott's 2012 autobiography, From Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust, sought to correct Emerick's statements in Here, There, and Everywhere, especially with regard to Harrison's musicianship and character. According to Beatles biographer Robert Rodriguez, Emerick's recurring theme that Harrison lacked prowess as a guitar player until the late 1960s is more reflective of Emerick's personality, and is countered by several other sources, and some of his descriptions of the Beatles' recordings are negated by the availability of bootleg compilations of the band's multitrack masters.
On 3 April 2007, it was announced that Emerick would be in charge of a re-recording of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by contemporary artists, including Oasis, the Killers, Travisand Razorlight. Emerick used the original equipment to record the new versions of the songs, and the results were broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on 2 June 2007, marking the album's 40th anniversary.
Emerick later resided in Los Angeles.

Emerick died from a heart attack on 2 October 2018.

The last work with The Beatles was "Live At Hollywood Bowl" in 2016.
(in Wikipedia)

segunda-feira, 1 de outubro de 2018



Photographs by Hipgnosis

Book design by Hipgnosis
All photographs by Aubrey Powell
Graphics and Ilustration by George Hardie
Edited by Storm Thorgerson & Peter Christopherson
Photographic Printing by Bill Rowlinson
Produced by MPL Communications Limited

Los Angeles
Published in North America by Reed Books
© Copyright 1978 MPL CommunicationsLtd.

Originally published by
Paper Tiger, A Dragon's World Limited Imprint
Limpsfield and London

ISBN LIMPBACK 0-89169-500-1
Library of Congress Catalog Number 77-18483

Printed in Spain

domingo, 30 de setembro de 2018


THE BEACH BOYS - Good Vibrations

TELL ME WHY (Lennon-McCartney)



1966 Capitol Records (Valentim de Carvalho, Lda) EAP1 20883
Fabricado em Portugal

sábado, 29 de setembro de 2018


Poster: 84,5 x 59 (frente)

Poster: 59 x 84,5 (verso)


Paul McCartneyVocals, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion, Violin, Flageolet, Recorder
Denny LaineVocals, Guitar, Bass, Flageolet, Recorder, Percussion
Linda McCartneyVocals, Keyboards, Percussion

Jimmy McCullochGuitar, Percussion
Joe EnglishVocals, Drums, Percussion, Harmonica

Produced by Paul McCartney
Engineer Geoff Emerick 

Side one
"London Town" (McCartney - Laine) – 4:10
"Cafe on the Left Bank" (McCartney) – 3:25
"I'm Carrying" (McCartney) – 2:44
"Backwards Traveller" (McCartney) – 1:09
"Cuff Link" (McCartney) – 1:59
"Children Children" (McCartney - Laine) – 2:22
"Girlfriend" (McCartney) – 4:39
"I've Had Enough" – 3:02
Side two
"With a Little Luck" (McCartney) – 5:45
"Famous Groupies" (McCartney) – 3:36
"Deliver Your Children" (McCartney -Laine) – 4:17
"Name and Address" (McCartney) – 3:07
"Don't Let It Bring You Down" (McCartney -Laine) – 4:34
"Morse Moose and the Grey Goose" (McCartney - Laine) – 6:25

1978 MPL Communications Ltd PAS 10012 STEREO
Published and administered by McCartney Music
by arrangement with ATV Music Ltd
Made in UK


Poster: 75 x 59

Poster: 75 x 59


Produced by Paul McCartney
Arranged by Paul McCartney and Tony Dorsey
Engineered by Alan O'Duffy and Geoff Emerick

Played by Wings (Centrefold left to right)
Jimmy McCulloch
Joe English
Paul McCartney
Linda McCartney
Denny Laine

Other Musicians
Geoff Britton (Drums)
Allen Toussaint (Piano)
Tom Scott (Saxophone)
Dave Mason (Guitar)
Afro (Congas)

Side one
"Venus and Mars" (1:16)
"Rock Show" (5:31)
"Love in Song" (3:04)
"You Gave Me the Answer" (2:15)
"Magneto and Titanium Man" (3:16)
"Letting Go" (4:33)
Side two
"Venus and Mars - Reprise" (2:05)
"Spirits of Ancient Egypt" (3:04) (lead vocals by Denny Laine)
"Medicine Jar" (Jimmy McCulloch - Colin Allen) (3:37) (lead vocals by Jimmy McCulloch)*
"Call Me Back Again" (4:58)
"Listen to What the Man Said" (4:01)
"Treat Her Gently – Lonely Old People" (4:21)
"Crossroads Theme" (Tony Hatch) (1:00)**

All compositions
McCartney Music Inc.
* J. M. Music Ltd
** (Hatch) ATV Music Ltd

Cover Photo by Linda McCartney
Centrefold by Po Hipgnosis

Capitol PCTC 254 STEREO
1975 McCartney Music Inc.
Made in Gt. Britain

Rock on lovers everywhere, because that's basically it