1968

Mixing, recording: While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Long Long Long

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott This lengthy recording session, lasting from 2.30pm until 7am the following morning, saw mono and stereo mixes made of George Harrison‘s While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and the recording of the backing track for Long, Long, Long, another Harrisong on the White Album.

Recording: Martha My Dear, Honey Pie

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Barry Sheffield Recording for two White Album songs took place on this day at London’s Trident Studios: Martha My Dear and Honey Pie.

Recording: Savoy Truffle

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Barry Sheffield This was The Beatles’ third consecutive recording session at London’s Trident Studios. They began work on George Harrison‘s Savoy Truffle, recording the rhythm track on this day.

Recording: Honey Pie

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Barry Sheffield Having recorded the backing track the previous day, The Beatles added further overdubs to Honey Pie, begun on this day.

Recording, mixing: Honey Pie

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Barry Sheffield The Beatles returned to London’s Trident Studios for the recording of the White Album song Honey Pie, begun on this day.

Editing, recording, mixing: Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas Engineer: Ken Scott Two separate sessions took place on this day, both of which saw work continue on the White Album song Happiness Is A Warm Gun.

Recording: Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas Engineer: Ken Scott The Beatles continued work on Happiness Is A Warm Gun during this 7pm-2am session. While recording the song, they used the working title Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand.

Recording: Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas Engineer: Ken Scott One of the White Album‘s highlights, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, had its first recording session on this evening.

Recording: Piggies, Glass Onion

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas Engineer: Ken Scott The day after they recorded the backing track for Piggies, the song was completed aside from the string octet, which was added on 10 October 1968.

Recording: Piggies

Studios One and Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas Engineer: Ken Scott Work began on Piggies during this session. It was the third George Harrison song to be recorded for the White Album.