AES Show: Make the Right Connections Audio Engineering Society

AES San Francisco 2008
Special Event

Friday, October 3, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm

Geoff Emerick/Sgt. Pepper

Marking the 40th Anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Geoff Emerick, the Beatles engineer on the original recording was commissioned by the BBC to re-record the entire album on the original vintage equipment using contemporary musicians for a unique TV program.

Celebrating its own anniversary, the APRS is proud to present for a select AES audience, this unique project featuring recorded performances by young UK and US artists including the Kaiser Chiefs, The Fray, Travis, Razorlight, the Stereophonics, the Magic Numbers, and a few more—and one older Canadian, Bryan Adams.

These vibrant, fresh talents recorded the original arrangements and orchestrations of the Sgt. Pepper album using the original microphones, desks, and hard-learned techniques directed and mixed in mono by the Beatles own engineering maestro, Geoff Emerick.

Hear how it was done, how it should be done, and how many of the new artists want to do it in the future. Geoff will be available to answer a few questions about the recording of each track and, of course, more general questions regarding the recording processes and the innovative contribution he and other Abbey Road wizards made to the best ever album.

APRS, The Association of Professional Recording Services, promotes the highest standards of professionalism and quality within the audio industry. Its members are recording studios, postproduction houses, mastering, replication, pressing and duplicating facilities, and providers of education and training, as well as record producers, audio engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, and consultants. Its primary aim is to develop and maintain excellence at all levels within the UK's audio industry.