On 22 February 1966, with Sir George Martin in the control room and Burt Bacharach conducting in Studio One, the Neumann U67 was used to record Cilla Black’s striking vocal for ‘Alfie’.
The performance has gone on to become one of the most famous Abbey Road moments of all time.
“Introduced in 1960, the Neumann U67 large-diaphragm condenser microphone quickly became one of the most popular and versatile microphones used at Abbey Road and remains an integral part of many of today’s recordings.
I have been fortunate to have been involved in sessions when it has captured the magic in the performances of artists across the full spectrum of music whether it be the exquisite sounds of the brilliant Jacqueline du Pré playing her cello, the sensuous sounds of legendary jazz saxophonist Stan Getz, the silky-smooth voice of Matt Monro or the distinctive guitar tones and playing of Eric Clapton.”
Jeff Jarratt, Producer & Engineer: June 2023