Category Archives: Studio

Recording: Helter Skelter

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Chris Thomas
Engineer: Ken Scott

The Beatles had recorded three lengthy rehearsal takes of Helter Skelter on 18 July 1968. During this 7pm-2.30am session, however, the song was transformed from a slow blues jam into the frantic cacophony heard on the White Album. Read more »

Tape copying: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Blackbird, Not Guilty, Revolution 9

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Engineer: Ken Scott

Copies of four completed songs recorded for the White Album were made during this half-hour session, which took place from 4.30-5pm in the control room of Abbey Road's Studio Two. Read more »