Category Archives: Studio

Mixing, editing: Strawberry Fields Forever

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

After reviewing the tapes of previous sessions, John Lennon decided that he liked both the original recording of Strawberry Fields Forever and the later remake. He asked George Martin to join them together, despite them being in different keys and tempos. Read more »

Recording: Christmas radio messages, When I’m Sixty-Four

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

The Beatles recorded the first song for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on this day, along with Christmas message for pirate stations Radio London and Radio Caroline. Read more »

Mixing, editing: Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas

Room 53, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Tony Barrow
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

The Beatles' fourth Christmas record, Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas, was mixed in mono and edited for release on this day, in a session which began at 9am and ended at noon. Read more »

Recording: Strawberry Fields Forever

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

With touring behind them, The Beatles retreated from public view to begin work on their eighth album. They were keen to use the studio to its full potential, experimenting with different sounds with the intention of producing their best work to date. Read more »

Mixing: I Want To Hold Your Hand

Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

This was the second of four mixing sessions to prepare stereo versions of The Beatles' songs ahead of the UK release of the A Collection Of Beatles Oldies compilation on 9 December 1966. Read more »

Mixing: Eleanor Rigby, She Said She Said, Good Day Sunshine, Yellow Submarine, Tomorrow Never Knows, Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Recording for the Revolver album had been completed the day before. During this final session, mono and stereo mixes of six songs were made to complete the album. Read more »

Mixing, editing: Love You To, I Want To Tell You, Here, There And Everywhere, For No One, Doctor Robert, Taxman

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

There were three scheduled sessions at Abbey Road on this day, as The Beatles rushed to complete work on Revolver. The first two sessions were for the creation of mono and stereo mixes for six songs, and the third saw the recording of a new song, She Said She Said. Read more »