Mixing: Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr

11.00am, Friday 20 February 1970 (44 years ago)

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

Recording for Ringo Starr‘s debut album Sentimental Journey was largely complete by this date, so six songs were mixed into stereo during two sessions on this day.

The songs were Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing, Dream, Sentimental Journey, I’m A Fool To Care, Let The Rest Of The World Go By and Have I Told You Lately That I Love You. Three other songs for the album – Night And Day, Stardust and Blue Turning Grey Over You – had previously been mixed.

The work began at 11am with a break at 1pm. The second session took place from 2.30-6.45pm. At the end of the day a master tape was compiled of the nine finished songs, and lacquer discs were cut.

Further recording took place at later dates for Blue Turning Grey Over You, You Always Hurt The One You Love, Whispering Grass and Bye Bye Blackbird. The extra work on Blue Turning Grey Over You, on 24 February 1970, meant that this day’s mix of the song was not used.

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