Recording, mixing: All Together Now

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Perhaps inspired by having recorded Baby You’re A Rich Man during a six-hour session on the previous day, The Beatles recorded another song in just five and a half hours.

The song was All Together Now, which was written by Paul McCartney specifically for the Yellow Submarine film. It was a straightforward recording, made even without the presence of producer George Martin.

All Together Now was recorded in nine takes. The backing track had McCartney and George Harrison playing acoustic guitars, John Lennon playing harmonica, and Ringo Starr on drums and percussion.

McCartney overdubbed a bass guitar part, followed by his lead vocals, for which he was joined by Lennon and Harrison in the chorus. The final track on the tape was filled with Lennon’s lead vocals in the bridge, more bass drum and finger cymbals, and the final singalong.

Six mono mixes were then made, and the song was complete and ready for inclusion in the film, and for release on the accompanying soundtrack LP.

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