Posts Categorized: Studio

Recording: You Can’t Do That

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith While The Beatles were abroad on holiday, George Martin overdubbed a piano part onto You Can’t Do That.

Mixing: A Hard Day’s Night

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith George Martin had created mono and stereo mixes of the song A Hard Day’s Night for United Artists on 16 April 1964. On this day, however, he made another mono mix, which was used on the EMI LP A Hard Day’s… Read more »

Mixing: A Hard Day’s Night

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had recorded the song A Hard Day’s Night on 16 April 1964. Four days later mono and stereo mixes were made.

Recording: Around The Beatles

IBC Studios, Portland Place, London Producer: Jack Good Engineer: Alan Florence Tape operator: Peter Robinson The television special Around The Beatles, which was filmed on 28 April 1964, included mimed musical performances. However, the music used wasn’t the EMI recordings; a new soundtrack was recorded on this and the previous day at the independent IBC… Read more »

Recording: A Hard Day’s Night

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded the title track of their third album and first feature film, A Hard Day’s Night, on this day.

Mixing: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith While The Beatles were filming A Hard Day’s Night at Twickenham Film Studios, George Martin oversaw stereo mixes of the group’s two German-language recordings, Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand and Sie Liebt Dich. The session took place from 10am to midday. After the… Read more »

Mixing: I Call Your Name

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin In an hour-long session, without The Beatles being present, George Martin created a mono mix of John Lennon‘s song I Call Your Name. The mix was never used in the UK, but was released in the US on the Capitol Records release The Beatles’… Read more »

Recording: And I Love Her, Tell Me Why, If I Fell

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Having attempted to record Paul McCartney‘s And I Love Her on 25 and 26 February, The Beatles finally completed it, recording takes 20 and 21.

Mixing: Money (That’s What I Want)

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The final day of studio work for With The Beatles involved the creation of a stereo mix of Money (That’s What I Want).

Mixing: With The Beatles album

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith In 1963 stereo was secondary in importance to mono, which is why George Martin was able to hurriedly mix every track from With The Beatles for stereo in a three-hour session.

Mixing: I Want To Hold Your Hand, This Boy

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Between 10am and 1pm mono mixes for The Beatles’ fifth UK single were made, along with stereo mixes for potential future use.

Recording: I Wanna Be Your Man, Little Child

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Work continued on two With The Beatles songs on this day, in a session beginning at 10pm and finishing at 1pm.