George Martin


George Martin Trivia


  • Trivia

    • From 1994 to 1996, Martin returned at times to Abby Road studio, supervising the assemblage, remastering and post-production of The Beatles Live at the BBC and Anthology albums - 8 CD's of rarities previously available only via bootlegs. Reunited with recording engineer Geoff Emerick, Martin decided to use an old 8-track analogue tape deck to mix the songs rather than modern digital equipment, which he felt would alter the sound.
      When it came to producing the two new Beatles singles which were planned, however - reuniting Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon (via two old demo tapes) - the task was given to writer/producer Jeff Lynne (of ELO and The Traveling Wilburys fame). Referring to his hearing loss, Martin explained, "I don't produce anymore, because I'm too old." Both albums went multi-platinum on both sides of the pond. Martin also composed some "incidental music" for the film version, The Beatles Anthology, which was first shown on TV (1995) and then released on VHS, Laserdisc, and finally, DVD (2003).