Posts Tagged: abbey road

Recording: Across The Universe, The Long And Winding Road, I Me Mine

Studio One, Studio Three control room, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Phil Spector Engineer: Peter Bown Of all Phil Spector’s decisions for The Beatles’ Let It Be, none would become as contentious as this, the orchestral and choral overdubs to Across The Universe, The Long And Winding Road and I Me Mine.

Mixing: For You Blue

Room four, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Phil Spector Engineers: Mike Sheady, Eddie Klein Phil Spector spent much of this day working on an idea which was never used: a 16-second tape loop using part of the instrumental break from George Harrison‘s For You Blue. Onto this he overlaid snatches of dialogue from members of… Read more »

Mixing: Dig It

Room four, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Phil Spector Engineer: Mike Sheady Phil Spector’s fourth day spent fashioning a usable long-player out of the myriad January 1969 session tapes found him working on Dig It and assembling snippets of dialogue to be used in between songs.

Mixing: The Long And Winding Road, Let It Be, Get Back, Maggie Mae

Room four, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Phil Spector Engineer: Peter Bown Although it would later be subjected to strings, brass and choir overdubs, the stereo mixes of The Long And Winding Road made by Phil Spector on this day were a much simpler affair: they were used for the eventual orchestral score, and for… Read more »

Mixing: For You Blue, Teddy Boy, Two Of Us

Room four, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Phil Spector Engineer: Peter Bown Phil Spector’s second day of creating stereo mixes from the Let It Be tapes involved work on three songs.

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.

US album release: Abbey Road

Five days after its UK release, The Beatles’ last-recorded LP, Abbey Road, was issued in the United States on this day. The catalog number was Apple SO 383.

UK album release: Abbey Road

The Beatles’ 12th official album, Abbey Road, was released in the UK on this day. Their last-recorded album, it was issued only in stereo, as Apple PCS 7088.

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… Read more »