Mixing: Hey Jude, Revolution

2.30pm, Friday 5 December 1969 (44 years ago)

Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

This was the second day of stereo mixing for the US compilation Hey Jude, following an initial session on 2 December 1969.

Hey Jude album artworkIt took place from 2.30-5.15pm, and began with two mixes of Hey Jude. Although the song had previously been mixed in stereo, it was evidently felt that these were unsuited to the US market.

Revolution, which had been the b-side of the Hey Jude single in 1968, had never previously been mixed in stereo. It took just one attempt to achieve a satisfactory mix on this day.

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