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Recording, mixing: A Day In The Life, Only A Northern Song

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Although it never appeared on the album, the first song by George Harrison recorded for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was Only A Northern Song. It was eventually released in January 1969 on the soundtrack for the Yellow Submarine film. Read more »

Mixing: A Day In The Life

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

A rough mono mix of A Day In The Life was made in the control room of Studio Three on this day. It was for demo purposes and wasn't intended for release, as recording wasn't yet complete on the song. Read more »

Recording: A Day In The Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

This second session for A Day In The Life began with three reduction mixes to reduce four tracks down to two. Afterwards the rhythm parts were on track one and the vocals, double tracked at times, and occasional piano onto track two. Read more »