Tag Archives: past masters

Recording, mixing, editing: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number), What’s The New Mary Jane

Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producers: Geoff Emerick, John Lennon
Engineer: Mike Sheady

This session was booked by John Lennon to prepare what he hoped would be a Plastic Ono Band single: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number), with What's The New Mary Jane on the b-side. Read more »

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: 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 »

Tape copying, recording: Hey Jude, Not Guilty

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Ken Scott

Two sessions took place on this day. In the first, from 3-7.45pm, a single copy was made of the previous day's rough mono mix of Hey Jude. The previous work on the song had been done at London's Trident Studios, so this saw the first transfer of the recordings to Abbey Road. Read more »

Recording, mixing: The Inner Light, Across The Universe

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Ken Scott

There were two scheduled recording sessions on this day. The first took place from 2.30-9pm and saw the completion of The Inner Light and further work on Across The Universe, while the second was a mixing session from 10pm to 12.15am. Read more »

Recording, mixing: The Inner Light, Lady Madonna

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

Ringo Starr was not present at Abbey Road on this day, as he was rehearsing and filming an appearance on Cilla Black's television show Cilla, broadcast between 8 and 9pm. Read more »

Recording: The Inner Light, Wonderwall Music

EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India
Producer: George Harrison
Engineers: JP Sen, SN Gupta

George Harrison had flown to India on 7 January 1968 to record the soundtrack for the film Wonderwall. The sessions took place from 9-13 January in Bombay (Mumbai). Work was mostly complete by 12 January. Read more »