Recording, mixing, editing: Long Tall Sally, Matchbox, I Call Your Name, Slow Down, When I Get Home, Any Time At All, I’ll Cry Instead

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

While The Beatles were on tour in Denmark, George Martin oversaw a mixing, editing and overdub session at EMI Studios, for songs for the A Hard Day’s Night LP and the Long Tall Sally EP.


The session took place from 2.30-7pm. It began with mono mixes of Long Tall Sally, Matchbox and I Call Your Name. Two mixes of I Call Your Name were made, which were then edited together.

George Martin then overdubbed a piano part onto The Beatles’ cover version of Larry Williams’ Slow Down, and made a mono mix of the song.

More mono mixes followed, of When I Get Home, Any Time At All, and I’ll Cry Instead. The latter song had been recorded in two parts on 1 June 1964, and were edited together once the mixes were complete.

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