Volume 3 of ARSC Award-Nominated Beatles Recording Reference Manual Series Out Now

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"The Beatles Recording Reference Manual" Volume 3 by Jerry Hammack.
"The Beatles Recording Reference Manual" Volume 3 by Jerry Hammack.
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TORONTO - Dec. 18, 2018 - PRLog -- Musician, recording engineer and producer Jerry Hammack has just released volume 3 of The Beatles Recording Reference Manual – a book that reveals the secrets behind the recording of some of the band's most famous albums. It is the third of what will be a four-volume set.

The new book picks up where the second left off, covering Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour (1966-1967).

"With their touring days behind them, this period of a little over one year is perhaps the most consequential time in 20th Century pop music." says Hammack. "The true breakthrough of 'Pepper' and 'Magical Mystery Tour' was freeing the imagination of The Beatles to follow their songs wherever they might lead. Lennon and McCartney were also in a heated exchange of songwriting one-upmanship. 'Strawberry Fields Forever' from one, 'Penny Lane' from another, just as one example. And to pull it all off, EMI Studios, George Martin and Geoff Emerick had to seriously up their game."

Long mired in myth and confusion, the story of how The Beatles recorded their classic hits is traced from first take to final remix in The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals.

Peter Vince, long-time EMI Studios producer and engineer who worked with The Beatles said, "I was one of a number of engineers to work on these famous albums, and am proud of my contributions to 'Blue Jay Way' and 'Getting Better'. Thanks to Jerry's extensive research, everyone can learn the full and true stories of these recordings."

Edited by critically acclaimed music author Gillian G. Gaar, The Beatles Recording Reference Manual – Volume 3 – "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" through "Magical Mystery Tour" (1966-1967) includes song-by-song descriptions of the entire recording process, diagrams allowing readers to follow the critical milestones of the work, detailed session-by-session breakdowns of the people, instruments and studio tools used, and useful appendices covering release versions, gear, and more. Bibliographical references provide a pathway for additional scholarship derived from Hammack's relentless research across countless book, audio, photographic, and other sources.

Jerry Hammack has dedicated 35 years to the musical arts and is uniquely qualified to sort out the story of The Beatles' recordings. From his home in Toronto, Canada, he explains, "Understanding how The Beatles put these songs together can open a whole new world for fans, engineers and producers. My goal is to share this knowledge, increase the appreciation of their accomplishments and hopefully open the door to a new experience for those who love the band like I do."

An essential companion for any Beatles fan, scholar, student, or music professional the book can be purchased at www.beatlesrecordingreferencemanuals.com or on Amazon. You can connect with the author on social media at:

Twitter: @beatles_ref_man (https://twitter.com/beatles_ref_man)
Facebook: The Beatles Recording Reference Manual (https://www.facebook.com/beatlesrecordingreferencemanual/)

Jerry Hammack is represented by 910 Public Relations, and is available for interviews, book signings, and speaking engagements. Copies of his book are available for review upon request. For more information, please contact nicole@910pr.com.
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