Category Archives: Studio

Recording, mixing: Cold Turkey, Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow) by Plastic Ono Band

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producers: John Lennon, Yoko Ono
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Although he had created stereo mixes of Cold Turkey on 29 September, John Lennon added finishing touches and created further mixes on this day. Read more »

Recording: Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow) by Plastic Ono Band

Studio A, Lansdowne Studios, Lansdowne Road, London
Producers: John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow), the b-side for Cold Turkey, the Plastic Ono Band's second single, was recorded on this day. Read more »

Mixing: Live Peace In Toronto 1969 by Plastic Ono Band

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Two sessions involving the Plastic Ono Band took place on this day. The first was from 10am-1.45pm, and saw the creation of stereo mixes for the Live Peace In Toronto 1969 album. Read more »

Paul McCartney performs on Badfinger’s Rock Of All Ages

IBC Studios, London
Producers: Paul McCartney, Mal Evans

Paul McCartney assisted in a number of sessions for Badfinger's album Magic Christian Music in 1968 and 1969, producing several songs and writing Come And Get It.

Rock Of All Ages, the b-side to the Come And Get It single, was recorded on this day. McCartney co-produced the song with Mal Evans, and helped write it, although the latter gesture went uncredited.

During the session McCartney played piano and sang a guide vocal alongside Badfinger's Tom Evans, which was later replaced by a second vocal part by Evans.

Two stereo mixes of Rock Of All Ages were released. The single version had McCartney's piano in the right channel, while the album version had it centred. The latter version of the song also faded 10 seconds earlier.

Mixing, editing: The End, You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard

Room 4, Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

The penultimate studio session for the Abbey Road album was devoted to crossfades and edits in the long medley. Read more »

Mixing, editing: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

Having begun work on it six months previously, The Beatles finally finished John Lennon's I Want You (She's So Heavy) on this day. It was also the final occasion on which all four members of the group were inside the Abbey Road studios together. Read more »

Recording, mixing: The End, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, Something, Here Comes The Sun

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

George Harrison's two Abbey Road songs were completed on this day, and mixing and crossfading took place on three others. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

Stereo mixing of three Abbey Road songs took place during this 2.30-10.30pm session, which also saw a final overdub for The End. Read more »

Recording: Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End, Something, Here Comes The Sun

Studios One and Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

The orchestral overdubs were added to five Abbey Road songs on this day: Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight, The End, Something and Here Comes The Sun. Read more »

Mixing, editing: Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, You Never Give Me Your Money

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

A 12-hour session took place on this day for the mixing, editing and crossfading of various Abbey Road songs. It took place in the control room of Abbey Road's Studio Two from 2.30pm-2.30am. Read more »