Mixing: A Day In The Life

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

A rough mono mix of A Day In The Life was made in the control room of Studio Three on this day. It was for demo purposes and wasn't intended for release, as recording wasn't yet complete on the song. Read more »

Recording: A Day In The Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

This second session for A Day In The Life began with three reduction mixes to reduce four tracks down to two. Afterwards the rhythm parts were on track one and the vocals, double tracked at times, and occasional piano onto track two. Read more »

McCartney and Starr watch Jimi Hendrix in London

On this evening Paul McCartney saw trumpet player David Mason performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto Number 2 in F Major with the English Chamber Orchestra from Guildford Cathedral, on the the BBC 2 television series Masterworks. Impressed with what he heard, McCartney decided to use him for the final overdub on Penny Lane. Read more »

Recording: Penny Lane

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

On 4 January 1967 The Beatles had added piano and guitar parts to track two of the Penny Lane four-track tape. During this session those overdubs were wiped, and replaced with rhythm guitar, bass guitar, drums and congas, the latter played by John Lennon. Read more »