Posts Categorized: Studio

Mixing: I Feel Fine

Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Although George Martin had created four mono mixes of I Feel Fine on the previous day, during this hour-long session he made a fifth.

Mixing: No Reply

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles were on tour in Hull when George Martin made two mono mixes of No Reply. The session lasted from 2.30-5.30pm. Just one of them was released, and appeared on the Beatles For Sale LP.

Mixing: She’s A Woman, Eight Days A Week

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith It is not known whether The Beatles attended this mixing session for two of their recently-recorded songs. 12 October 1964 was a rest day from their tour of Britain..

Recording: She’s A Woman

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded She’s A Woman, the b-side to their 1964 Christmas single I Feel Fine, on this day.

Recording: Eight Days A Week

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles spent the day working on Eight Days A Week, a song which appeared on the UK album Beatles For Sale. At this early stage, however, the group was considering releasing it as their next single.

Recording: Baby’s In Black

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith One month and a day after their third album A Hard Day’s Night was released, The Beatles returned once more to EMI Studios to begin work on the follow-up, Beatles For Sale.

Recording: It’s For You by Cilla Black

The Beatles had arrived at London Airport at 11.10am, following their flight back from Sydney, Australia. In the afternoon John Lennon and Paul McCartney attended a recording session at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, in which Cilla Black recorded their song It’s For You.

Mixing, editing: A Hard Day’s Night album, Long Tall Sally EP

Studios One and Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith With The Beatles on tour in New Zealand, George Martin and his team at EMI Studios created a number of mono and stereo mixes for the A Hard Day’s Night LP and the Long Tall Sally EP.

Mixing: I’ll Be Back

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles were on tour while this hour-long mixing session took place at Abbey Road.

Mixing: A Hard Day’s Night, Things We Said Today

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith While The Beatles were away on tour in Hong Kong, George Martin was at Abbey Road working on the mixes for the A Hard Day’s Night LP.