Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Although The Beatles had finished the music for the song Sgt. Pepper's Lonely HEarts Club Band on March 3, 1967, it still wasn't complete. During this session they added sound effects to give the impression of Sgt Pepper's band putting on a concert.
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band also required the sound of an audience taking their seats, applauding and laughing. These came from EMI's archive library of sound effects - the tapes in question were Volume 28: Audience Applause and Atmosphere, Royal Albert Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Volume 6: Applause and Laughter.
Towards the end of the session, which ran until 12.30am, two mono and eight stereo mixes of the song were made. These were numbered 2-3 and 1-8 respectively, and the last of each was used on the album.