Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
Recording for the Revolver album had been completed the day before. During this final session, mono and stereo mixes of six songs were made to complete the album.
The session began at 7pm and finished at 1.30am the next morning. Two mono mixes of ‘Eleanor Rigby’ were the first to be made, followed by one of ‘She Said She Said’ and one of ‘Good Day Sunshine’. With those the mono album was ready to be banded and mastered, ahead of its 5 August 1966 release.
The second half of the session was devoted to stereo mixes. ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘She Said She Said’, and ‘Good Day Sunshine’ were each mixed in a single attempt, followed by two mixes of ‘Yellow Submarine’.
‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ proved more problematic, and took six attempts before a satisfactory stereo mix was achieved. The session ended with one mix of ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’.
With that, work on The Beatles’ 1966 album Revolver, held by many to be their finest collection of songs, was complete.
Also on this day...
- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, North Carolina
- 2013: Paul McCartney live: Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland
- 1973: UK album release: Living In The Material World by George Harrison
- 1968: Paul McCartney addresses Capitol Records conference
- 1968: The Beatles purchase Apple headquarters at 3 Savile Row, London
- 1965: Live: Palais d’Hiver, Lyon, France
- 1964: Live: Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand
- 1964: Mixing, editing: A Hard Day’s Night album, Long Tall Sally EP songs
- 1963: Live: Town Hall, Abergavenny
- 1963: Television: Juke Box Jury
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Recording: My Bonnie, The Saints, Why, Cry For A Shadow
- 1957: Live: Rosebery St, Liverpool
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