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.

The first task was editing the three takes of The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record, which were made the night before. Martin and balance engineer Norman Smith then created mono mixes of ‘Michelle’, ‘What Goes On’, ‘Run For Your Life’, ‘Think For Yourself’ and the Christmas recording. The mono mix of Michelle was redone on 15 November.

Following this stereo mixes of Think For Yourself, Michelle and What Goes On were made. The session lasted from 2.30-5.30pm.

Recording: Beatle Speech, Think For Yourself, The Beatles' Third Christmas Record
Recording, mixing: Run For Your Life, We Can Work It Out, The Word, I'm Looking Through You
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