Category Archives: Studio

Recording, editing, mixing: Little Child, Hold Me Tight, Money, I Wanna Be Your Man, All I’ve Got To Do, Don’t Bother Me, Not A Second Time

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles were on holiday abroad when George Martin led a session to continue work on seven With The Beatles songs. Read more »

Recording: Messages to Australia, Hold Me Tight, Don’t Bother Me, Little Child, I Wanna Be Your Man

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

As with the previous day, two recording sessions at Abbey Road took place, with work on the With The Beatles LP and some messages to the group's Australian fans. The sessions took place from 2.30-6.30pm, and 7-11.30pm. Read more »

Recording: I Wanna Be Your Man, Little Child, All I’ve Got To Do, Not A Second Time, Don’t Bother Me

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles began work on five songs for their second UK album With The Beatles, including George Harrison's first solo composition Don't Bother Me. Read more »

Editing, mixing: With The Beatles

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

The Beatles' previous session for their second album had taken place on 30 July 1963. Three weeks later George Martin began overseeing the editing and mixing of songs completed so far. Read more »

Recording: Money, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, It Won’t Be Long, All My Loving

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

This was The Beatles' second EMI session of the day; the first had ended so the group could record an interview and radio session for the BBC. The evening session began at 5pm and finished at 11pm, an hour later than scheduled. Read more »

Recording: You Really Got A Hold On Me, Money, Devil In Her Heart, Till There Was You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles began work on their second UK album With The Beatles on this day, recording four songs in just under four hours. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Thank You Girl

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Although John Lennon was suffering from a heavy cold which meant he missed this and the previous night's shows, he travelled down to Abbey Road in the morning to overdub a harmonica onto Thank You Girl, the b-side to their forthcoming single From Me To You. Read more »

Recording: From Me To You, Thank You Girl, One After 909

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Although the Please Please Me album had not yet been released, The Beatles returned to EMI Studios once again to record their third single From Me To You. Read more »

Editing, mixing: Please Please Me album

Studio One control room, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

While The Beatles have been justly celebrated for recording 10 songs for the Please Please Me album in one day, work on the release was far from over. On this day producer George Martin oversaw the editing and mixing of mono and stereo tracks, ahead of its 22 March 1963 release date. Read more »

Recording: Misery, Baby It’s You

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Stuart Eltham

The Beatles did not attend this overdub session for the Please Please Me album, as they were in London for a live radio session before travelling to Doncaster, Yorkshire, for an evening concert. Read more »

Mixing: Please Please Me, Ask Me Why

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles had recorded their second single, Please Please Me, during a three hour session at Abbey Road's studio two on 26 November 1962. The song and its b-side, Ask Me Why, were mixed in mono on this day. Read more »

Recording: PS I Love You, Love Me Do, Please Please Me

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Ron Richards
Engineer: Norman Smith


Following the session on 4 September, where The Beatles recorded How Do You Do It and Love Me Do, EMI hastily arranged for them to return to London for a third attempt to complete their debut single. Read more »

Recording: How Do You Do It, Love Me Do

Studio Two/Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Following The Beatles' first session for EMI on 6 June 1962, they returned for a second attempt at recording their debut single. This was Ringo Starr's first recording session with the group. Read more »

Recording: Besame Mucho, Love Me Do, PS I Love You, Ask Me Why – The Beatles’ first Abbey Road recording session

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producers: George Martin, Ron Richards
Engineer: Norman Smith

6 June 1962 was the date of The Beatles' historic first visit to EMI Studios at 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, London. Read more »