Recording, mixing: Let The Rest Of The World Go By by Ringo Starr

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin

The backing track for the song Let The Rest Of The World Go By, for Ringo Starr‘s debut album Sentimental Journey, was recorded on this day.

Let The Rest Of The World Go By was written in 1919, and was notably recorded by Dick Haymes for the 1944 film When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.

Starr’s version was arranged by Les Reed, who from 7-9pm conducted a 31-piece orchestra in Studio Two at Abbey Road. Eleven takes were recorded, six in B flat and a further five in C.

It was decided that B flat was better suited to Starr’s vocal range, and between 9pm and 1am he overdubbed lead vocals onto take six. A stereo mix was made from 1-1.30am, but new vocals were recorded on 18 February.

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