Me and studio two

This blog is an open discussion of The Beatles

Moderator: Mike

Me and studio two

Postby james1985 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:37 pm

Hi all,

You might have seen on the webs that the couple of guys who wrote "recording the Beatles" have been doing some lectures inside studio two at Abbey Road recently. http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/int ... oad-533359

Anyway, I managed to get myself into one of these on Saturday afternoon and I thought I'd share what it was like.

First of all, people had come from far. Scandinavia, the US, you name it.

So you walk in the entrance at Abbey Road, through reception and down a set of stairs on the right. Round another corner is studio two, the stairs to the control room on the right as you go in. They had all kinds of recording equipment and instruments out. The four-track that was the Beatles' mainstay, an Abbey Road-era mixing desk, the Day In The Life piano and the Steinway, which had a more honky-tonk sound.

The lecture went through the recording history of the whole studio, with about 30 mins in the middle just on the Beatles. When I was sitting there I tried to imagine them walking through the door the first time, or how what they brought into the studio must have changed from album to album.

Anyway, it was pretty special to stand where they recorded it all etc. These are just some quick thoughts -- I have some photos from my phone that I'll post but that might have to wait till I've got some time at the weekend.
May sweet memories of friends from the past
Always comes to you, when you look for them
User avatar
james1985
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 4150
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:06 pm
Location: The old UK

Re: Me and studio two

Postby mr h atom » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:26 pm

admit it, james...you just haven't found a picture that doesn't have you in that silly ' beatle paul' wig you bought at the shop before going in, right ?
lift up your head...and remember what your life is !
User avatar
mr h atom
Gold member :)
Gold member :)
 
Posts: 3079
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:07 am

Re: Me and studio two

Postby Girl4Beats » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:52 pm

Are these tours regular, do you know?

My nephew and I will be going to England May 2013 and I would DEARLY love to tour the studios. I guess I will find out when I get there.

You lucky person, you.
Girl4Beats
Bronze member
Bronze member
 
Posts: 685
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:19 pm

Re: Me and studio two

Postby efghijiloveyou » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:51 pm

I can't think of anywhere else in the world I would rather visit than Abbey Road. It's like Mecca to a Beatles fan (or Mecca to a Macca fan)!
User avatar
efghijiloveyou
Bronze member
Bronze member
 
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:50 pm

Re: Me and studio two

Postby Girl4Beats » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:21 pm

efhgi,

We are also going to go to Liverpool. I can't wait. I am so pschyed. Did I spell that correclty?
Girl4Beats
Bronze member
Bronze member
 
Posts: 685
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:19 pm

Re: Me and studio two

Postby efghijiloveyou » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:15 pm

I think that would be psyched, but I can understand- it's how psyched you are that caused your error. :-D
User avatar
efghijiloveyou
Bronze member
Bronze member
 
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:50 pm

Re: Me and studio two

Postby Girl4Beats » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:29 pm

efghi,

You betcha. I can't wait. I am so stoked. At least I spelled the correctly.
Girl4Beats
Bronze member
Bronze member
 
Posts: 685
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:19 pm

Re: Me and studio two

Postby mr h atom » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:51 pm

stoked, eh.. 8)
lift up your head...and remember what your life is !
User avatar
mr h atom
Gold member :)
Gold member :)
 
Posts: 3079
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:07 am

Re: Me and studio two

Postby EddieV » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:48 am

Would love to see the studios one day. Little jaloux of you JAmes
Now junior behave yourself
User avatar
EddieV
Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 7007
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:13 am
Location: Svendborg, Denmark


Return to The Beatles: General Discussions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest