Tag Archives: Studio

Mixing: I Should Have Known Better, If I Fell, Tell Me Why, And I Love Her, I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, I Call Your Name

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

The Beatles were filming their debut feature film A Hard Day's Night on this day, so were not present for the mono mixing of songs recorded so far for the soundtrack. Read more »

Recording: I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, Long Tall Sally, I Call Your Name

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

The Beatles' first Sunday recording session lasted just over three hours, in which time they recorded three songs. The first was I'm Happy Just To Dance With You. Read more »

Recording, mixing: You Can’t Do That, Can’t Buy Me Love, I Should Have Known Better, And I Love Her

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

The day after The Beatles finished recording Can't Buy Me Love and You Can't Do That, both songs were given mono mixes. Read more »

Recording: Can’t Buy Me Love, You Can’t Do That, And I Love Her, I Should Have Known Better

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

Although The Beatles had taped much of Can't Buy Be Love while in Paris on 29 January 1964, the first scheduled recording sessions for the A Hard Day's Night LP took place on this day. It was also George Harrison's 21st birthday, which was celebrated in the evening. Read more »

Recording: Messages to Australia, Hold Me Tight, Don’t Bother Me, Little Child, I Wanna Be Your Man

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

As with the previous day, two recording sessions at Abbey Road took place, with work on the With The Beatles LP and some messages to the group's Australian fans. The sessions took place from 2.30-6.30pm, and 7-11.30pm. Read more »

Recording: Money, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, It Won’t Be Long, All My Loving

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

This was The Beatles' second EMI session of the day; the first had ended so the group could record an interview and radio session for the BBC. The evening session began at 5pm and finished at 11pm, an hour later than scheduled. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Thank You Girl

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

Although John Lennon was suffering from a heavy cold which meant he missed this and the previous night's shows, he travelled down to Abbey Road in the morning to overdub a harmonica onto Thank You Girl, the b-side to their forthcoming single From Me To You. Read more »

Recording: From Me To You, Thank You Girl, One After 909

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

Although the Please Please Me album had not yet been released, The Beatles returned to EMI Studios once again to record their third single From Me To You. Read more »

Editing, mixing: Please Please Me album

Studio One control room, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

While The Beatles have been justly celebrated for recording 10 songs for the Please Please Me album in one day, work on the release was far from over. On this day producer George Martin oversaw the editing and mixing of mono and stereo tracks, ahead of its 22 March 1963 release date. Read more »

Recording: Misery, Baby It’s You

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Stuart Eltham

The Beatles did not attend this overdub session for the Please Please Me album, as they were in London for a live radio session before travelling to Doncaster, Yorkshire, for an evening concert. Read more »