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Recording, mixing, editing: Getting Better, Lovely Rita

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

This session saw work continue on two Sgt Pepper songs: Getting Better and Lovely Rita. It was perhaps more notable for being the one time when John Lennon took LSD in the recording studio. Read more »

Recording: Within You Without You

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

Although they had recorded George Harrison's song Only A Northern Song on 13 and 14 February 1967, The Beatles decided not to include it on the Sgt Pepper album. In its place, work began during this session on another Harrison song, the Indian-flavoured Within You Without You. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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

Although The Beatles had finished the music for the song Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on 3 March 1967, it still wasn't complete. During this session they added sound effects to give the impression of Sgt Pepper's band putting on a concert. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

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

The brass overdub for the song Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was recorded during this session, and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds received its final mono mixes. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, Good Morning Good Morning

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

Work continued on Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! during this session, which lasted from 7pm to 2.15am. No new recording was made, but a reel of sound effects was created. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!

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

John Lennon purchased a poster advertising Pablo Fanques' Fair from an antique shop while filming the promo clip for Strawberry Fields Forever on 31 January 1967. He adapted the poster's words into a song, and on this day work began on the result: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, the song which closed the first half of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Good Morning Good Morning

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

The Beatles left their usual surroundings of Studio Two for the smaller Studio Three for this session, which saw vocals and bass guitar overdubbed onto the rhythm track of Good Morning Good Morning. Read more »