The Surprising Chord That Helped Make “Penny Lane” a Masterpiece
“Penny Lane” is full of inventive twists, starting with this chord. See how Sir Paul wove it together so seamlessly. It’s a master class in composition.
The Crooked Path to Badfinger’s “Straight Up”
Geoff Emerick, George Harrison, and Todd Rundgren all had a hand in the extended production of this 1971 album.
Pop Music 2018: In Memoriam
2018 was a rough one. Especially in the “loss” department. Aretha, Dolores O’Riordan and Marty Balin were just a few of the greats that we lost. Here’s our tribute.
Geoff Emerick: Fabulous Without the Fab Four
The late engineer’s input on many Beatle classics is legendary. But Geoff Emerick also lent his exceptional talents to the Zombies and prog-rock’s Robin Trower.
Everything Fab Four: Inventing Recording Artistry with George Martin and the Beatles
George Martin took an early hand in shaping the Beatles’ sound….and those first, visionary efforts proved beyond fruitful.