Recording: Yellow Submarine film score

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producers: George Martin, Ron Richards, John Burgess
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

This was the second of two sessions on consecutive days in which George Martin’s score for the Yellow Submarine film was re-recorded.

The initial orchestral sessions had taken place at Olympic Sound Studios, with the results being used in the film. The sessions were produced by Martin, and engineered by Keith Grant and George Chkiantz.

Martin decided to re-record the score ahead of the Yellow Submarine album’s release. The sessions took place on 22 and 23 October 1968, three months after the film went on general release.

Martin conducted the 41-strong George Martin Orchestra in Studio One at EMI Studios. He co-produced the sessions with Ron Richards and John Burgess, with Geoff Emerick engineering and Nick Webb the tape op.

Each of the sessions lasted for three hours. The results were mixed in stereo and edited for release on 24 and 25 October. The mono album was a fold-down of the stereo mix.

Last updated: 9 September 2021
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