Recording, mixing: The End, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, Something, Here Comes The Sun

2.00pm, Tuesday 19 August 1969 (44 years ago)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

George Harrison‘s two Abbey Road songs were completed on this day, and mixing and crossfading took place on three others.

The 2pm-4am session began with three stereo mixes of The End. These were numbered 1-3, despite six mixes having been created on the previous day. It was then edited to the end of Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight to create a final master version.

Something had previously been mixed on 11 July 1969, although subsequent overdubs had rendered them superfluous. This day’s mixes were numbered 1-10, and omitted the instrumental jam that was previously a coda to the song.

Here Comes The Sun was given its finishing touches during this session. Harrison added Moog synthesizer in several places, recorded onto track four of the tape.

Some time after midnight the song was mixed in stereo. This was done in just one attempt, with the tape running slightly faster – at 51 cycles per second rather than the usual 50 – reducing slightly the length of the song.

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