Thanks to the Kate Bush Encyclopedia page for letting us know that Geoff Emerick, who was engineer on one of Kate’s earliest recording sessions in 1975 (The Saxophone Song, The Man With The Child In His Eyes, and the never released track known as “Maybe” or “Humming”) has passed away yesterday. RIP Geoff, our condolences to his family and friends. Geoff was best known for his work on classic album recordings by The Beatles.
Update: Kate has left a message about Geoff on her official site:
A message for Geoff
Geoff Emerick was the first engineer I ever worked with. He recorded The Man With The Child in His Eyes along with a couple of other tracks at Air Studios in Oxford St in 1974. He was incredibly sweet and supportive – I’d never been in a recording studio before, let alone played live with an orchestra. He joked around with me and put me at ease. He had a brilliant sense of humour and was really quite mischievous. I’ll always remember him with a smile on his face. What a really lovely man he was, an incredibly gifted engineer and one of the truly great heroes of the music business. It was such an honour to work with him.
Read about Geoff’s career at the excellent and constantly expanding KB Encyclopedia site here: http://www.katebushencyclopedia.com/emerick-geoff/ – it’s an amazing resource for fans.