Recording: Hello, Goodbye

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Ken Scott

This was the second session for The Beatles’ single Hello, Goodbye, and took place in the huge Studio One at Abbey Road between 7pm and 3.30am. At this time the song was known by its working title Hello Hello.

Two lead guitar parts were overdubbed onto track two of take 16, and tracks three and four were filled with lead and backing vocals.

Also added to track four were handclaps and “Hela, heba, heloa” vocals onto the coda. The session ended with a reduction mix to free up space for further overdubs, by combining tracks three and four. This mix became known as take 17.

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