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Editing, mixing: The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record, Michelle, What Goes On, Run For Your Life, Think For Yourself

Room 65, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles were not present for this mono and stereo mixing session overseen by George Martin. Five recordings were prepared for release, including the group's third fan club message. Read more »

Recording: Beatle Speech, Think For Yourself, The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles had recorded George Harrison's If I Needed Someone in October 1965. On this day they recorded another of his compositions, Think For Yourself, under the working title Won't Be There With You. Read more »

Recording: I’m Looking Through You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles had attempted to record Paul McCartney's I'm Looking Through You on 24 October 1965, but were unhappy with the results. They attempted a remake on this day, but it still wasn't considered good enough for Rubber Soul. Read more »

Recording: What Goes On, 12-Bar Original

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles were under pressure to complete the Rubber Soul album in time for the Christmas market. This necessitated two notable tactics: late-night recording sessions and the revival of old compositions. Read more »

Mixing: Drive My Car, Day Tripper, In My Life, If I Needed Someone, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Nowhere Man

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Stereo mixes for five Rubber Soul songs were created by George Martin on this day, as well as one of Day Tripper for The Beatles' forthcoming single. Mono mixes of each of the songs had been created the previous day by George Martin. Read more »

Mixing: Drive My Car, In My Life, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Nowhere Man

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Mono mixes for five Rubber Soul songs were created by George Martin on this day, as well as one of Day Tripper for The Beatles' forthcoming single. Read more »

Recording: I’m Looking Through You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

It took The Beatles three different attempts to record Paul McCartney's song I'm Looking Through You: on this day and on 6 and 10 November. There was also an overdub session for vocals and handclaps on 11 November. Read more »

Recording: In My Life, Nowhere Man

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Stuart Eltham, Norman Smith

There were three separate recording sessions booked at Abbey Road's Studio Two on this day. The first took place from 10.30-11.30am, and saw George Martin record the baroque-style piano overdub onto In My Life. Read more »

Recording: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Nowhere Man

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles had attempted to record Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) on 12 October 1965, but were dissatisfied with the results. On this day they completed the song, and recorded an early attempt at John Lennon's Nowhere Man. Read more »

Recording: Day Tripper, If I Needed Someone

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles worked on two songs on this day. The first, Day Tripper, appeared on their final single of 1965 along with We Can Work It Out. They also recorded the rhythm track for If I Needed Someone, George Harrison's first composition for the Rubber Soul album. Read more »

Mixing: I’ve Just Seen A Face, I’m Down, It’s Only Love, Act Naturally, Wait, Help!, Yesterday

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Work on Help! concluded on this day, with mono and stereo mixes prepared for the album and single. Read more »