Posts Tagged: Studio

The Abbey Road cover photography session

All four Beatles gathered at EMI Studios on the morning of Friday 8 August 1969 for one of the most famous photo shoots of their career. Photographer Iain Macmillan took the famous image that adorned their last-recorded album, Abbey Road.

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: 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.

Cover shoot for Sgt Pepper

Prior to a late night recording session at Abbey Road, The Beatles visited Michael Cooper’s London photographic studio where the cover photographs for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band were taken.

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.

Recording: overdubs for The Beatles At Shea Stadium

CTS Studios, London Producer: George Martin Following their record breaking concert at New York’s Shea Stadium on 15 August 1965, it was decided that extra recordings would be needed if the footage was to be released to the public.

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.