Recording: Stardust, Dream by Ringo Starr

Trident Studios, London
Producer: George Martin

The fourth recording session for Ringo Starr’s debut studio album, Sentimental Journey, took place on this day.

On 7 November he had recorded the song ‘Stardust’ with George Martin producing. On this follow-up session Starr added his lead vocals. The session began at 4pm but the end time is not known.

Also during this session, the backing track for another song, ‘Dream’, was recorded. It featured strings, horns, piano, chimes, acoustic guitar, bass guitar and drums. ‘Dream’ had been a 1945 hit for the Pied Pipers; George Martin wrote a new arrangement for Starr, which was recorded at EMI Studios on 10 February 1970.

Both ‘Dream’ and ‘Stardust’ were mixed by Geoff Emerick at EMI Studios four days later on 18 November 1969.

Last updated: 3 August 2021
UK album release: Wedding Album by John & Yoko
Mixing: Stardust, Dream by Ringo Starr
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