1967

Recording, mixing: Getting Better

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer, engineer: Peter Vince On 21 March 1967 The Beatles had attempted to record backing vocals for Getting Better. The session was abandoned, however, after John Lennon accidentally took LSD in the studio.

Recording, mixing: Within You Without You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Work continued on George Harrison‘s song Within You Without You during this session, which began at 7pm and finished at 2.15am.

Recording, mixing, editing: Getting Better, Lovely Rita

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick This session saw work continue on two Sgt Pepper songs: Getting Better and Lovely Rita. It was perhaps more notable for being the one time when John Lennon took LSD in the recording studio.

Recording, mixing: She’s Leaving Home

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Recording was completed for the Sgt Pepper song She’s Leaving Home during this session, which ran from 7pm to 3.30am the following morning.

Recording: She’s Leaving Home

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Recording began on the Sgt Pepper song She’s Leaving Home during this session.

Recording: Within You Without You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although they had recorded George Harrison‘s song Only A Northern Song on 13 and 14 February 1967, The Beatles decided not to include it on the Sgt Pepper album. In its place, work began during this session on another Harrison song, the Indian-flavoured… Read more »

Recording: Good Morning Good Morning

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles had left Good Morning Good Morning for almost a month before picking it up again during this session.

Recording: Getting Better

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineers: Malcolm Addey, Ken Townsend This was the second recording session for the Sgt Pepper song Getting Better.

Recording: Getting Better

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineers: Malcolm Addey, Ken Townsend The Beatles began recording a new Sgt Pepper song during this session: Getting Better.

Recording: Lovely Rita

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick This was the third recording session for the Sgt Pepper song Lovely Rita, following work on 23 and 24 February 1967.

Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although The Beatles had finished the music for the song Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on 3 March 1967, it still wasn’t complete. During this session they added sound effects to give the impression of Sgt Pepper’s band putting on a concert.

Recording, mixing: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles completed the recording of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds during this session, which began at 7pm and ended at 3.30am the following morning.

Recording: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles intended to begin the recording of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds during this session. Rehearsals took so long, however, that no proper takes were recorded.

Recording: Lovely Rita

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Work continued on the Sgt Pepper song Lovely Rita during this session, which began at 7pm and finished at 1.15am the following morning.

Recording, mixing: A Day In The Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Following the 10 February 1967 session, in which the orchestral overdubs were added to A Day In The Life, the song was completed on this day with the recording of the final piano chord.

Recording, mixing: Fixing A Hole

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles finished recording the Sgt Pepper song Fixing A Hole during this session, having begun it at Regent Sound Studio in London on 9 February 1967.