- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Please Please Me (Mono) LP.
- EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road
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From Beatles Bible:
The Beatles did not attend this overdub session for the Please Please Me album, as they were in London for a live radio session before travelling to Doncaster, Yorkshire, for an evening concert.
The group’s producer George Martin recorded overdubs for two songs between 10.30am and 1pm. The first was a piano part for Misery, followed by piano and celeste parts for Baby It’s You. The piano piece for the latter song was never used.
The tape operator on this session was Geoff Emerick, whose contributions as an engineer on The Beatles’ recordings from 1966 onwards would prove crucial to their developing sound.
Last updated on February 7, 2016
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