Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Engineer: Norman Smith
On the day The Beatles began filming Help! in the Bahamas, stereo mixes were made of all 11 songs already recorded during the album’s sessions.
The session took place the control room of Abbey Road’s Studio Two. George Martin wasn’t present; the mixes were instead supervised by engineer Norman Smith.
Working for three hours from 10am-1pm, Smith mixed versions of ‘Yes It Is’, ‘You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’, ‘If You’ve Got Trouble’, ‘Tell Me What You See’, ‘I Need You’, ‘Another Girl’, ‘Ticket To Ride’, ‘You Like Me Too Much’, ‘The Night Before’, ‘You’re Going To Lose That Girl’, and ‘That Means A Lot’.
Two stereo mixes of ‘You’re Going To Lose That Girl’ were made. A third was created on 2 April 1965, but the second attempt from this day was selected for the Help! album.
The mix of ‘Yes It Is’ was unused. ‘If You’ve Got Trouble’ and ‘That Means A Lot’ both remained unreleased until 1996’s Anthology 2.
Also on this day...
- 2016: New organisation aims to maximise Beatles tourism in Liverpool
- 1979: UK album release: George Harrison by George Harrison
- 1972: Wings live: Oxford University
- 1969: Editing: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
- 1967: Recording, mixing, editing: A Day In The Life, Lovely Rita
- 1965: The Beatles begin filming Help! in the Bahamas
- 1964: Television: Big Night Out
- 1963: Live: Granada Cinema, Mansfield
- 1962: Live: Technical College Hall, Birkenhead
- 1962: Live: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Stuart Sutcliffe is interviewed for a teaching diploma at Liverpool College of Art
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