Mixing: Live Peace In Toronto 1969 by Plastic Ono Band

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Two sessions involving the Plastic Ono Band took place on this day. The first was from 10am-1.45pm, and saw the creation of stereo mixes for the Live Peace In Toronto 1969 album.

John Lennon worked with engineer Geoff Emerick on the mixes. All eight songs from the 13 September 1969 concert at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival were included, as was announcer Kim Fowley's introduction at the beginning.

The mix tapes were later taken by Emerick to the Apple Corps building at 3 Savile Row, London. A different mix of Don't Worry Kyoko was made on 20 October 1969 to replace this day's previous effort. The album was released on 12 December.

In the evening the first studio session by the Plastic Ono Band took place, again in Studio Three. The group recorded Cold Turkey between 7pm and 1.30am, although the song was later remade at London's Trident Studios.

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One response on “Mixing: Live Peace In Toronto 1969 by Plastic Ono Band

  1. Jonas Svensson, Sweden

    A favourite of mine for many years.I really like the roughness of the first side. But it is a pity the audience sound is mixed out completely. They are just a distant hiss between the songs. Same sound on the record as on the film, be it VHS or DVD. It sounds like a soundboard recording to me, recorded off the PA system, as soundboard tapes usually have a bit of audience sound leaking through. A well-planned record company production would have microphones set up to record audience sound as well.

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