GB records Beatles song at Abbey Road
GB Music Events has been in the iconic Abbey Road Studios recording a brand new version of Love Me Do, sung by a choir of Shire Pharmaceutical employees.The Poulton le Fylde company arranges music-themed corporate team-building events, and the Shire Pharmaceuticals team was given the full Beatles treatment.
The day began with an impromptu jamming session in Studio 2, with the GB team and Shire staff having a singalong to Lady Madonna, with piano accompaniment from the very instrument Sir Paul McCartney recorded the song himself.Then, moving on to Studio 3 of the world-famous building – where Pink Floyd recorded its hit Dark Side of the Moon album – GB handed out song sheets containing the lyrics of Love Me Do and announced that in a few hours' time, they’d be a full choir creating their very own version of the Beatles classic.
Few amongst the Shire team had any experience of singing, but after a few warm ups, a bit of instrument playing and some run throughs, GB achieved some professional-sounding harmonies and even a couple of duets.Within five hours, a full track incorporating every member of the team had been recorded, which was pressed onto a CD to take home as a memento of the day.
Martin Smith, national sales manager at Shire Pharmaceuticals, said: “We were delighted by the final results and to sing a Beatles classic in the Abbey Road Studio 3 was an experience we will never forget. We are now all proud owners of an Abbey Road produced CD of ‘Love Me Do’ and how many people can say that?” GB director Ian Hooper said: “An absolutely wonderful day was had by all, and it’s difficult to put into words the atmosphere and feeling that was expressed by recording in what is officially the best recording studio in the world.”