Category Archives: Studio

Recording, mixing: For You Blue – George Harrison’s final recording session with The Beatles

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: Glyn Johns

This two-hour session away from Abbey Road was ostensibly a remix session for the songs Let It Be and For You Blue. Read more »

Glyn Johns compiles the second Get Back album

Olympic Sound Studios, London
Producer: Glyn Johns

The Beatles had rejected producer Glyn Johns' first attempt at fashioning an album from the Get Back/Let It Be tapes. On this day he put together a second Get Back LP for their consideration, although it too was rejected. Read more »

Recording: Let It Be – The Beatles’ last recording session as a group

Studio two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Phil McDonald

Although there were two further recording sessions for the Let It Be album involving just one member of The Beatles, this was their last time recording as a group - albeit without John Lennon. Read more »

Mixing, editing: Get Back album

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: Glyn Johns

The final Beatles-related studio booking of 1969 was a mixing and editing session for the unreleased Get Back album. None of The Beatles attended. Read more »

Mixing: Plastic Ono Band live at Lyceum Ballroom, London

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

The Plastic Ono Band gave their only UK concert on 15 December 1969 at the Lyceum in London. Two days later Geoff Emerick prepared stereo mixes for a possible album release. Read more »

Mixing, editing: Get Back album

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: Glyn Johns

When The Beatles decided that the unreleased Get Back album should be the soundtrack for Michael Lindsay-Hogg's documentary, Glyn Johns was asked to compile a set of songs that better reflected the film's content. Read more »

Recording: Octopus’s Garden

Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

The last Beatles-related recording session of 1969 wasn't for a Beatles release at all. Instead it was for a television special celebrating George Martin, on which Ringo Starr had agreed to make an appearance. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Blue Turning Grey Over You by Ringo Starr

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

A demo recording of Louis Armstrong's 1930 hit Blue Turning Grey Over You had been taped for Ringo Starr's debut studio album Sentimental Journey on 28 November 1969. On this day a 17-piece ensemble performed the backing track and Starr added his lead vocals. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Blue Turning Grey Over You, Stardust by Ringo Starr

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

Work continued on Ringo Starr's debut studio album, Sentimental Journey, with a new lead vocal recorded, and a demo of another song. Read more »

Recording, mixing, editing: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number), What’s The New Mary Jane

Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producers: Geoff Emerick, John Lennon
Engineer: Mike Sheady

This session was booked by John Lennon to prepare what he hoped would be a Plastic Ono Band single: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number), with What's The New Mary Jane on the b-side. Read more »