All You Need Is Ears: The Inside Personal Story of the Genius who Created The Beatles

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 285 pages
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"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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Review: All You Need Is Ears: The inside personal story of the genius who created The Beatles

User Review  - Joel Ungar - Goodreads

George Martin doesn't write nearly as well as he produced records. If you want a lot of technical details then this is the book for you. It wasn't the book for me. Read full review

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

User Review  - Mumbler - Goodreads

Plenty of interesting details and stories, not all about the Beatles. There certainly could be more and I'll try another book. Not a major document, but a nice chat. Read full review

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Contents

List of Illustrations
7
Prelude
9
Classical Primer
11
Palates and Palettes
30
Abbey Road
37
All You Need Is Ears
64
Comic Cuts
82
Two Heads Are Better Than One
104
Layering the Cake
141
America Falls
158
Calling My Own Tune
179
A Dash of Pepper
199
Write in the Picture
220
The Recording Angel
240
Building on AIR
261
Tomorrow Never Knows
270

Hard Days and Nights
120

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Mathematics, Physics and A Hard Day’s Night
[4] G. Martin, All You Need Is Ears, St. Martins’. Press, New York, 1979. [5] js Rigden, Physics and the Sound of Music,. Wiley, New York, 1977, pg. 71. ...
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George Martin
Martin has also written an autobiography (All You Need Is Ears) and edited a how-to book (Making Music). In his introduction to the latter, he wrote, ...
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Beatles Songwriting & Recording Database: Yellow Submarine
(excerpted from his book, 'All You Need Is Ears.') MARTIN 1979: "Everything had to be tailor-made for the picture ('Yellow Submarine' film). ...
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TS: Norman Smith vs. Geoff Emerick vs. George Martin
I thought All You Need Is Ears, Geo Martin's memoir, was a good read and way way less self-serving than you might expect. -- m coleman (lovebug starski), ...
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About the author (1994)

Martin attended the Kansas City Art Institute, receiving a B.F.A. with a major in Oil Painting in 1975.

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