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About The Recording Process of Beatles Hits For Kids

In creating a children's music CD, one of our main concerns was making it sound as joyful as possible for the kids and at the same time as musically authentic as possible so adults would recognize and enjoy their favorite Beatles songs.

Managing this tightrope act were major label recording artists Brian and Scott Bricklin.

Brian handled all the production, engineering, mixing and mastering work. For those unfamiliar with these music industry terms, production refers to the overall vision of the project (like a director in the movies); engineering involves all technical issues such as microphone placement, guitar tones, and tuning; the mixing process takes all the individual sounds from instruments to vocals to sound effects and places them at the right volume to make a pleasing sound; finally, mastering is the final step in the process where the songs on the album are all blended together at optimal volume levels with the correct song order and fades.

Brian’s goal was to follow in the footsteps laid by the pioneering musical direction of those who worked with The Beatles: George Martin (producer), Geoff Emerick and Norman Smith (engineers) in Abbey Road Studios in England. Brian did such a great job re-creating George Martin’s guidance that we changed his credit on the album from “Producer” to “Re-Producer”.

Scott Bricklin played the part of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Unbelievably, Scott played every single instrument on every single track on the album, except for the harmonica on Love Me Do, which was played by Marty Coleman of the Philadelphia based band The Nebraskans. Because of his proficiency on drums, guitar, bass, vocals, piano, synthesizers and just about everything else including ordering lunch, we nicknamed Scott – “The Beatle”.

On any given song, Scott and Brian would listen down to a The Beatles’ original recording (or, as we referred to it during the recording process, The Demo) such as All You Need Is Love. They would then determine the best way to emulate The Beatles’ sound as produced in EMI #2 at Abbey Road. Scott would play the drums, then listen again, then play the bass, guitars, sing vocals and harmonies and add any other instrumentation such as maracas, woodwinds, hand claps, etc.

Forty years later the songs of The Beatles still ring fresh with their unbridled enthusiasm. We tried to capture as much authenticity as we could by using vintage, period accurate instruments wherever possible. These included:

  • Original early 1960’s Hofner Bass (As used by Paul McCartney)
  • Fender Bass (As used by Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison)
  • Steinway Piano (As used by Paul McCartney and John Lennon)
  • Rickenbacker Guitar (As used by John Lennon and George Harrison)
  • AC-30 Amps (As used by Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison)
  • Drums modified & mic’ed to sound like Ludwig Drums (As used by Ringo Starr)
  • Effects modules specifically modulated to 1960’s Beatles Sound (George Martin)
  • Chromatic Harmonica (As used by John Lennon)

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