Posts Tagged: abbey road

Recording, mixing: Octopus’s Garden

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas Engineer: Jeff Jarratt The Beatles continued the recording of Ringo Starr‘s second-recorded composition, Octopus’s Garden, during this 7.30pm-1am session.

Recording: Oh! Darling, Octopus’s Garden

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas/The Beatles Engineer: Jeff Jarratt The Beatles began work on Ringo Starr second-recorded composition, Octopus’s Garden, taping 32 takes of the basic rhythm track.

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.

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).

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.

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: Magical Mystery Tour

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles began work on the title track of what would become their next film and EP/LP release, Magical Mystery Tour, recording three takes of the backing track.

Recording: And Your Bird Can Sing

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles returned to John Lennon‘s And Your Bird Can Sing on this day, following initial attempts on 20 April.

Recording, mixing: Love You To, Paperback Writer

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles completed George Harrison‘s Indian-flavoured Love You To on this day, before beginning work on their next single, Paperback Writer.

Recording, mixing: Got To Get You Into My Life, Love You To

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles returned after the weekend to continue recording Got To Get You Into My Life, the rhythm track of which had been completed on 8 April 1966. They also began work on George Harrison‘s Indian-flavoured Love You To.

Recording: Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The first Revolver session in Abbey Road’s Studio Two saw the completion of the rhythm track of Paul McCartney‘s Got To Get You Into My Life.

Recording: Tomorrow Never Knows, Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The second day of recording for The Beatles’ Revolver saw a continuation of work on Tomorrow Never Knows, and an early version of Paul McCartney‘s Got To Get You Into My Life.

Recording: Tomorrow Never Knows

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The first session for The Beatles’ Revolver took place on this day, with three takes of John Lennon‘s remarkable Tomorrow Never Knows.

Mixing: 12-Bar Original

Room 65, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had recorded 12-Bar Original on 4 November 1965 for Rubber Soul, but it was never seriously considered for the final cut. On this day, however, a mono mix was made for the group’s personal collections.