Editing, mixing: With The Beatles

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles’ previous session for their second album had taken place on 30 July 1963. Three weeks later George Martin began overseeing the editing and mixing of songs completed so far.

There were two sessions on this day, from 10am-1pm, and 2pm-5.30pm. Work began with an edit of takes 6 and 7 of Money (That’s What I Want), followed by one of You Really Got A Hold On Me from takes 7, 10 and 11.

Two more edits followed: Roll Over Beethoven (takes 7 and 8), and It Won’t Be Long (takes 17 and 21).

These completed, mono mixes were made of Devil In Her Heart, Money, You Really Got A Hold On Me, Please Mister Postman, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, All My Loving and It Won’t Be Long.

The Beatles were not present on this day; they were in the middle of a six-night at Bournemouth’s Gaumont Cinema.

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