Season 1, Episode 10

Abbey Road Studios

S1E10: Abbey Road

Traverse the zebra crossing with Mark and I as we enter the most famous recording studio in the world: #3 Abbey Road, London NW8.

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The Flip Side


Play Off

Today we have the iconic and still relevant, “Isn’t it a Pity”, which was written and performed by George Harrison on his first solo album.  The link below with George is a touching photo montage of his remarkable life.  The Play Off is from “Concert for George” with Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Jeff Lynne, and many others.  If you haven’t seen the whole concert, we highly recommend it.  

George Harrison – “Isn’t it a Pity” 
George Harrison – “Isn’t it a Pity” – “Concert for George”


Deeper Dive & Suggested Material

Suggested Reading

Abbey Road Studios Website
Abbey Road Studios Wikipedia
David Hepworth – Abbey Road: Inside the World’s Most Famous Recording Studio
George Martin Wikipedia
George Martin – All You Need is Ears
George Martin – All Music Guide
American Songwriter: How Important Was George Martin to The Beatles?
Norman Smith Wikipedia
Sound on Sound – Norman Smith
Geoff Emerick – Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles
Geoff Emerick Rolling Stone Magazine Tribute
Geoff Emerick Wikipedia
Mark Lewisohn – The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle Album of the Week Club Review
Music Radar Interview with Jeff Beck
Fela Kuti at Abbey Road Studios
Sound on Sound – Remastering The Beatles

Suggested Listening

Cliff Richard & The Drifters – Move It 1958
The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle 1968
The Beatles – All Songs 1962-1970
Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 1967
George Harrison – All Things Must Pass 1970
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon 1973
Badfinger – No Dice 1970
Jeff Beck – Truth 1968
Fela Kuti – Afrodisiac 1973
Fela Kuti – Fela Kuti with Ginger Baker Live! – 1971
John Williams – Raiders of the Lost Ark (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1981
Kate Bush – Never for Ever 1980
Oasis – Be Here Now 1997
Robert Plant & Jimmy Page – Walking Into Clarksdale 1998
Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials 2011

Suggested Viewing

Disney+ Documentary – “If These Walls Could Sing”
What Giles Martin Discovered When Remixing Revolver
Geoff Emerick Remembers Recording Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album
Geoff Emerick at GRAMMY Pro Studio Summit New Orleans
Elward Elgar Conducts at Opening of Studio 1931
The Zombies on Odessey and Oracle
John Peel Interview: The Zombies on Odessey and Oracle
Pink Floyd – “See Emily Play”
Rick Beato – They Finally Let Me Into Abbey Road Studios!
The Beatles in EMI Abbey Road Studios – “And I Love Her” (Complete Session Footage)

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