Posts Tagged: abbey road

Recording: I’m Looking Through You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had attempted to record Paul McCartney‘s I’m Looking Through You on 24 October 1965, but were unhappy with the results. They attempted a remake on this day, but it still wasn’t considered good enough for Rubber Soul.

Recording: What Goes On, 12-Bar Original

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles were under pressure to complete the Rubber Soul album in time for the Christmas market. This necessitated two notable tactics: late-night recording sessions and the revival of old compositions.

Recording: Michelle

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith One of the highlights of the Rubber Soul album, Paul McCartney‘s Michelle, was recorded on this day at Abbey Road.

Mixing: We Can Work It Out

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith During this half-hour session George Martin oversaw the creation of a rough mono mix of We Can Work It Out.

Recording: I’m Looking Through You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith It took The Beatles three different attempts to record Paul McCartney‘s song I’m Looking Through You: on this day and on 6 and 10 November.

Recording: In My Life, Nowhere Man

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineers: Stuart Eltham, Norman Smith There were three separate recording sessions booked at Abbey Road’s Studio Two on this day. The first took place from 10.30-11.30am, and saw George Martin record the baroque-style piano overdub onto In My Life.

Recording: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Nowhere Man

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had attempted to record Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) on 12 October 1965, but were dissatisfied with the results. On this day they completed the song, and recorded an early attempt at John Lennon‘s Nowhere Man.

Recording: We Can Work It Out

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had recorded Day Tripper at Abbey Road on 16 October 1965. Four days later they began work on the other song on the double a-side single, We Can Work It Out.

Recording: If I Needed Someone, In My Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Having recorded the backing track two days previously, The Beatles completed If I Needed Someone, the first of two compositions by George Harrison for the Rubber Soul album.

Recording: Day Tripper, If I Needed Someone

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles worked on two songs on this day. The first, Day Tripper, appeared on their final single of 1965 along with We Can Work It Out. They also recorded the rhythm track for If I Needed Someone, George Harrison‘s first composition for… Read more »

Recording: Drive My Car

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded Drive My Car, the opening song for Rubber Soul, on this day at EMI Studios in London. It was the second recording session for the album.

Recording, mixing: Yesterday, Act Naturally, Wait

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Yesterday was completed on this day with the recording of a string quartet, and a new lead vocal by Paul McCartney.