Posts Categorized: Studio

Mixing: The Inner Light

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Geoff Emerick Engineers: Peter Bown, Jeff Jarratt For reasons unknown, The Inner Light, the b-side to The Beatles’ 1968 single Lady Madonna, was given its first stereo mix on this day.

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.

Recording: I Me Mine

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Phil McDonald Although The Beatles’ last recording session as a quartet had taken place on 20 August 1969, there were several other sessions involving one or more members up until April 1970.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mixing: Hey Jude, Revolution

Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald This was the second day of stereo mixing for the US compilation Hey Jude, following an initial session on 2 December 1969.

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… Read more »

Mixing: Lady Madonna, Rain, Octopus’s Garden

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick In preparation for the release of the US compilation Hey Jude, stereo mixes of two of the songs were prepared on this day.

Mixing: Stardust, Dream by Ringo Starr

Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Rough stereo mixes of two songs recorded for Ringo Starr‘s debut studio album, Sentimental Journey, were made on this day.

Recording: Stardust, Dream by Ringo Starr

Trident Studios, London Producer: George Martin The fourth recording session for Ringo Starr‘s debut studio album, Sentimental Journey, took place on this day.

Recording: Stardust by Ringo Starr

Wessex Sound Studios, Highbury New Park, London Producer: George Martin The third recording session for Ringo Starr‘s debut studio album, Sentimental Journey, took place on this day.

Recording: Stormy Weather by Ringo Starr

Wessex Sound Studios, Highbury New Park, London Producer: George Martin The second recording session for Ringo Starr‘s debut studio album, Sentimental Journey, took place on this day. He taped the song Stormy Weather with George Martin producing.