Posts Categorized: Studio

Recording: Back In The USSR

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott This session, which lasted from 7pm to 4.45am, was most notable for being the day that Ringo Starr quit The Beatles. This took place during rehearsals for the White Album song Back In The USSR.

Ringo Starr quits The Beatles

Tensions had been building within The Beatles for some time during the recording of the White Album. On this day matters came to a head, and Ringo Starr left the group.

Recording, mixing: Sexy Sadie

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott The Beatles finally completed recording Sexy Sadie during this session, which lasted from 7.30pm until 7.15am the following morning.

Recording: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott The Beatles returned to George Harrison‘s While My Guitar Gently Weeps during this session, following an earlier attempt on 25 July 1968.

Recording, mixing: Rocky Raccoon

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott The Beatles rehearsed, recorded and completed a song during a single session on this day. It was an unusual feat for the group in 1968.

Recording, editing: Sexy Sadie, Yer Blues

Studio Two and annexe, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott Following unproductive first sessions on 19 and 24 July 1968, The Beatles finally recorded a satisfactory arrangement of Sexy Sadie during this session.

Recording, mixing: Not Guilty

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott George Harrison finished work on Not Guilty during this session. Despite it spanning four separate recording sessions, the song was left off the White Album and remained unreleased until 1996′s Anthology 3.

Recording: Not Guilty, Mother Nature’s Son

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott The Beatles worked on two songs during this 7.30pm-2am session: the unreleased George Harrison song Not Guilty, and Paul McCartney‘s composition Mother Nature’s Son.

Recording, mixing: Hey Jude, Not Guilty

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott This 6.40pm-6.30am session began with the creation of new mono mixes of Hey Jude, after it was decided that the 6 August 1968 attempt was insufficient.

Tape copying, recording: Hey Jude, Not Guilty

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott Two sessions took place on this day. In the first, from 3-7.45pm, a single copy was made of the previous day‘s rough mono mix of Hey Jude. The previous work on the song had been done at London’s Trident Studios, so this saw… Read more »

Mixing: Hey Jude

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Barry Sheffield Four days after the first stereo mixes of Hey Jude were made at London’s Trident Studios, a first mono mix was made.

Mixing: Hey Jude

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Barry Sheffield After completing the recording of Hey Jude during the previous day’s session, The Beatles began mixing the song.

Recording: Hey Jude

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Barry Sheffield Having recorded the basic rhythm track for Hey Jude the previous day, The Beatles finished the recording during this 5pm-3am session.

Recording: Hey Jude

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Barry Sheffield Following two days of rehearsals and rough takes, The Beatles finally began recording Hey Jude properly.

Recording, mixing: Hey Jude

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott This second session for Hey Jude saw the song take shape, coming after the previous day‘s first session.

Recording: Hey Jude

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Ken Scott George Martin was unavailable for this session, which saw work begin on The Beatles’ next single Hey Jude.

Recording: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott Although George Harrison had written a number of songs prior to and during The Beatles’ 1968 trip to India, he was yet to record any for the White Album. That changed during this session, when he recorded the first version of While My… Read more »

Recording: Sexy Sadie

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott Following an unproductive first session on 19 July 1968, The Beatles continued work on Sexy Sadie.