Wednesday, March 09, 2016

R.I.P. George Martin

The "Fifth Beatle".  No question that George Martin guided the Beatles along their amazing journey with Production flourishes that were laced with genius touches.
But in remembering Martin, I'm going to list 20 excellent non-Beatles productions.  Before 1962, Martin made a name for himself producing Comedy, Classical, show tunes, etc.  But when he met the Beatles everything changed.  Yet, even during the Beatles heyday, Martin was still producing other artists.

Below is a ranked list, of albums and singles that George Martin produced (or co-Produced) during and after his run with the Fab Four.

1.  "Live and Let Die" - Paul McCartney
2.  "Goldfinger" - Shirley Bassey
3.  Tug Of War - Paul McCartney
4.  "Sister Golden Hair" - America
5.  "Ferry Across The Mersey" - Gerry and the Pacemakers
6.  "Say Say Say" - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
7.  Blow By Blow - Jeff Beck
8.  "Bad To Me" - Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas
9. "Tin Man" - America
10. "Night Owls" - Little River Band
11. "You're My World" - Cilla Black
12. Wired - Jeff Beck
13. "Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" - Jimmy Webb
14. "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" - Gerry and the Pacemakers
15. "Daisy Jane" - America
16. All Shook Up - Cheap Trick
17. "Take It Easy On Me" - Little River Band
18. "No More Lonely Nights" - Paul McCartney
19.  American Flyer - s/t
20. Apocalypse -  Mahavishnu Orchestra
21. "Candle In The Wind 1997" - Elton John
22. "Portrait of My Love" - Matt Monro
23. "Morning Desire" - Kenny Rogers
24. "How Do You Do It" - Gerry and the Pacemakers
25. "Lonely People" - America

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