Posts Categorized: Studio

Tape copying: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Engineer: Barry Sheffield A master take of I Want You (She’s So Heavy) had been created during the previous day’s session, by editing elements from three different takes.

Editing: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Producer: Glyn Johns Engineer: Barry Sheffield A master take of I Want You (She’s So Heavy) was assembled during this session, from some of the 35 takes recorded on the previous day.

Recording: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Producer: Glyn Johns Engineer: Barry Sheffield Although The Beatles had performed many of the Abbey Road songs during the Let It Be sessions in January 1969, recording didn’t begin properly until this day.

Recording: Don’t Let Me Down

Disclaimer: the date and nature of this session is far from certain. What follows is a current ‘best guess’ based on available evidence, but any corrections or further comments are welcome. Photographs by Ethan Russell published in the Get Back book (which accompanied the Let It Be box set in 1970) and the hardback book… Read more »

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 20

Apple Studios, Savile Row, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns This was the 20th and final day of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions, and saw The Beatles perform the songs which had been judged unsuitable for the previous day’s rooftop concert.

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 18

Apple Studios, Savile Row, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns The 18th day of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions saw The Beatles finally decide to perform a concert the following day on the roof of their Apple headquarters.

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 17

Apple Studios, Savile Row, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns This was the 17th day of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions, and saw The Beatles further refine most of the songs which would end up on the Let It Be album.

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 16

Apple Studios, Savile Row, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns The 16th day of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions was primarily devoted to the song Get Back, although The Beatles also performed a number of other songs.

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 15

Apple Studios, Savile Row, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns The 15th day of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions saw The Beatles focus mainly on two songs: Let It Be and The Long And Winding Road.

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 14

Apple Studios, Savile Row, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns Billy Preston was not present on this, the 14th day of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions.

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 13

Apple Studios, Savile Row, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns The bulk of the 13th day of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions was spent working on Get Back and Two Of Us, along with a number of cover versions.

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 12

Apple Studios, Savile Row, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns Day 12 of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions yielded nothing that was officially released, but did see The Beatles spend a great deal of time working on the song Get Back.

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 11

Apple Studios, Savile Row, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns This was the 11th day of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions, and the second to take place at The Beatles’ Apple Studios in London.

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 10

Apple Studios, Savile Row, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns Following a week’s break, The Beatles resumed work the Get Back/Let It Be sessions with the film crew present. This was the first formal day of work following George Harrison‘s temporary departure from the group, and saw them relocate from Twickenham Film Studios to… Read more »

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day nine

The ninth day of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions was the second full one without George Harrison, who had walked out of Twickenham Film Studios on 10 January 1969.