Posts Categorized: 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.

Recording: When I’m Sixty-Four

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles hadn’t worked on When I’m Sixty-Four since 8 December 1966, but turned their attentions to it once again during this 7pm-1am session.

Recording, mixing: Strawberry Fields Forever

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Following a six-day hiatus, The Beatles resumed working on Strawberry Fields Forever in a session which began at 2.30pm and ended at midnight.

Recording, mixing: Strawberry Fields Forever

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles continued working on their remake of Strawberry Fields Forever during this session, which began at 2.30pm and ended at 10pm.

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.

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.

Recording, mixing: Strawberry Fields Forever

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles recorded two more takes of Strawberry Fields Forever, numbered 5 and 6, during this 2.30-8pm session.

Recording, mixing: Strawberry Fields Forever

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles recorded three more takes of Strawberry Fields Forever during this 7pm-1.30am session.

Recording: Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas

Dick James House, 71-75 New Oxford Street, London Producer: George Martin The Beatles’ fourth Christmas record, Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas, was recorded on this day at the first floor demo studio owned by their publisher, Dick James.

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.

Mixing: She Loves You

Room 53, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Geoff Emerick George Martin was not present for this third stereo mixing session for the UK compilation A Collection Of Beatles Oldies compilation, which was released on 9 December 1966, so balance engineer Geoff Emerick oversaw the work.

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.

Mixing: Paperback Writer

Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick After Brian Epstein told EMI that The Beatles would not be making any new music available for the Christmas market, the record company chose to prepare the first UK compilation of their music.

Recording, mixing: She Said She Said

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Having spent much of the day working on mono and stereo mixes for six Revolver songs, The Beatles began a night-time session in which they completed a new song from scratch.

Mixing: Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Work on Got To Get You Into My Life, one of the most complicated recordings on the Revolver album, concluded on this night.