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    Beatles Abbey Road Studio Recording Sheets (Four), Two Signed by George Martin (London, 1965-1969). Covering three different recording sessions, offered here are pre-printed studio logs, filled in by hand by one of the engineers on duty, with the details of the Beatle recording sessions listed below. A fascinating "inside" look at the recording process. Each page measures 12.5" x 8" and all are in Fair condition with creases and tears yet with no loss of paper. Very displayable. COA from Heritage Auctions.
    May 10, 1965: Capitol Records needed a couple more songs to cobble together one of their "mish-mash" US Beatle albums. The group, after a day of filming on Help!, gathered in the studio at 8:00 that night to turn out a couple of rockers, both written by Larry Williams (it was his birthday), "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" and "Bad Boy". This sheet documents the seven takes of the former and four takes of the latter, with each final take judged best. This all happened by 11:30 that night. From 11:30 to 1:15 (AM), the Mono and Stereo versions were mixed to be air-mailed to Capitol Records the next day. A month later, Beatles VI was released. Recording engineers were Norman Smith and Ken Scott. Signed by George Martin who had taken copies on plastic spools.
    July 8, 1968: This sheet, with Geoff Emerick and Richard Langham as engineers, documents one of the several sessions it took to record and perfect "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da". This evening at Abbey Road produced takes 7, 8, 9, 12, and 13. A rough remix of the last take was made and taken away by Paul McCartney. Several more takes were recorded the next day and the song was not finished until July 15. It is reported that John Lennon was quite vocal in the studio about his disdain for this song, as was George Harrison.
    July 24, 1969 (2:30-3:30): The Apple Records band Badfinger (renamed from The Iveys) was tapped to write music for Ringo's movie The Magic Christian and Paul McCartney volunteered to help. A song came to him one night at home which he sketched out on a tape recorder. He went in to the studio this day a little early and laid down a one-man, one-take demo of "Come & Get It," playing guitar, drums, bass, piano, maracas, and singing two vocal tracks. A stereo remix was made and Paul took away the tape to give to Badfinger who would later have a top ten hit with it. Phil McDonald and John Kurlander were the engineers and George Martin has signed documenting that McCartney took a tape.
    July 24, 1969 (3:30-10:30): After Paul's demo, the four Beatles gathered in a marathon session to record a track for Abbey Road, "Here Comes the Sun-King," the working title for the two song medley of "Sun King / Mean Mr. Mustard." In all, there were thirty-five takes with the last being judged the best. Phil McDonald and John Kurlander were the engineers.


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