Mixing: She’s A Woman, Eight Days A Week

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

It is not known whether The Beatles attended this mixing session for two of their recently-recorded songs. 12 October 1964 was a rest day from their tour of Britain..

The first song to be worked on, from 10-10.30am, was She's A Woman, which would become the b-side of their single I Feel Fine. Both mono and stereo mixes were made. The mono mix was used in the UK only; one for the US market was made on 21 October.

In the afternoon, from 2.30-3pm, George Martin oversaw a mono mix of Eight Days A Week. At the time it was thought that the song would become the next single, although it wasn't to be.

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One response on “Mixing: She’s A Woman, Eight Days A Week

  1. kenlacouture

    This day’s mix of “Eight Days a Week” — identified as RM1 by Lewisohn — must have gone unused, as it was executed well before the coda edit piece was recorded on 18 October.

    Indeed, it’s easy to imagine that it was during this mixing session that the need to create a new ending was recognized.

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