Category Archives: Studio

Recording, mixing: Let It Be, You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Chris Thomas
Engineer: Jeff Jarratt

This session began with a lead guitar overdub onto the best take of Let It Be from the 31 January session. This solo featured on the single release, but an alternative one was used for the Let It Be. Read more »

Recording, mixing: I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Oh! Darling

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Chris Thomas
Engineer: Jeff Jarratt

Work continued on John Lennon's I Want You (She's So Heavy) during this 7pm-12.45am session, which also saw the recording of the backing track for Oh! Darling. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Old Brown Shoe, I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Chris Thomas
Engineer: Jeff Jarratt

The Beatles finished the recording of George Harrison's song Old Brown Shoe on this day, and continued work on the Abbey Road song I Want You (She's So Heavy). Read more »

Recording, mixing: Old Brown Shoe, Something

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Jeff Jarratt

John Lennon and Paul McCartney had recorded The Ballad Of John And Yoko on 14 April 1969. Two days later all four members of The Beatles met at Abbey Road to record its b-side, George Harrison's song Old Brown Shoe. Read more »

Recording, mixing: The Ballad Of John And Yoko

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

Just three days after the release of the Get Back single, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were back in the studio once again, for the recording of The Beatles' next single The Ballad Of John And Yoko. Read more »

Mixing: Get Back, Don’t Let Me Down

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns

Mono mixes of Get Back had been made at Abbey Road on 26 March 1969, in preparation for its release as a single. However, when an acetate disc was played on BBC radio on 6 April, ahead of its release, Paul McCartney decided it needed more work. Read more »

Mixing: I’ve Got A Feeling, Dig It, Maggie Mae, Shake Rattle And Roll, Kansas City, Miss Ann, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Blue Suede Shoes, You Really Got A Hold On Me

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns

This was the fourth day of stereo mixing for the unreleased Get Back album, and the last time it was worked on until 7 May 1969. Afterwards The Beatles turned their attentions to the single The Ballad Of John And Yoko and the album Abbey Road. Read more »

Mixing: Two Of Us, The Long And Winding Road, Lady Madonna

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns

This was the second mixing session for the unreleased Get Back album, which Glyn Johns had been asked to compile by John Lennon and Paul McCartney early in March 1969. Read more »

Mixing: Get Back, Teddy Boy, Two Of Us, Dig A Pony, I’ve Got A Feeling, The Long And Winding Road, Let It Be, Rocker, Save The Last Dance For Me, Don’t Let Me Down, For You Blue, The Walk

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns

Early in March 1969, John Lennon and Paul McCartney invited engineer Glyn Johns to Abbey Road, where they gave him the eight-track tapes from the January 1969 Get Back/Let It Be recording sessions at Apple Studios. Read more »