Tag Archives: Studio

Recording: Every Little Thing, I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party, What You’re Doing

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Having finished their triumphant tour of North America in August and September 1964, The Beatles returned to Abbey Road to resume work on their fourth UK album Beatles For Sale. Read more »

Recording, mixing: I’m A Loser, Mr Moonlight, Baby’s In Black, Leave My Kitten Alone

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The second day in the studio for what would become the Beatles For Sale LP saw work on four songs. Read more »

Mixing, editing: A Hard Day’s Night album, Long Tall Sally EP

Studios One and Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

With The Beatles on tour in New Zealand, George Martin and his team at EMI Studios created a number of mono and stereo mixes for the A Hard Day's Night LP and the Long Tall Sally EP. Read more »

Recording, mixing, editing: Long Tall Sally, Matchbox, I Call Your Name, Slow Down, When I Get Home, Any Time At All, I’ll Cry Instead

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

While The Beatles were on tour in Denmark, George Martin oversaw a mixing, editing and overdub session at EMI Studios, for songs for the A Hard Day's Night LP and the Long Tall Sally EP. Read more »

Recording: Any Time At All, Things We Said Today, When I Get Home

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Three songs for the non-soundtrack side of the A Hard Day's Night LP were recorded today: Any Time At All, Things We Said Today and When I Get Home. Read more »

Recording: Matchbox, I’ll Cry Instead, Slow Down, I’ll Be Back

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

During this day's two recording sessions The Beatles worked on a number of songs for the A Hard Day's Night LP and the Long Tall Sally EP. Read more »

Mixing: A Hard Day’s Night

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

George Martin had created mono and stereo mixes of the song A Hard Day's Night for United Artists on 16 April 1964.

On this day, however, he made another mono mix, which was used on the EMI LP A Hard Day's Night, and on the single.

Mixing: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

While The Beatles were filming A Hard Day's Night at Twickenham Film Studios, George Martin oversaw stereo mixes of the group's two German-language recordings, Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand and Sie Liebt Dich.

The session took place from 10am to midday. After the mixes were ready, copies were sent to West Germany and the USA for release.

Recording, mixing: Can’t Buy Me Love, Long Tall Sally, I Call Your Name, You Can’t Do That, Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich

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

The existence of this session came to light in 1991, after studio documentation was discovered by EMI. It took place from 10am to 1pm, and involved an intriguing overdub onto Can't Buy Me Love. Read more »

Mixing: I Call Your Name

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin

In an hour-long session, without The Beatles being present, George Martin created a mono mix of John Lennon's song I Call Your Name.

The mix was never used in the UK, but was released in the US on the Capitol Records release The Beatles' Second Album, and in Canada on the Long Tall Sally LP.