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.
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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
- 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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