Reduction mixes of the previous day’s work were carried out first. Four were made: three mixes of take one (numbered takes 7-9), and one of take six (which became take 10).
Take nine – the final reduction mix of take one – turned out best, and became the basis for further work. This combined the harp and violins on one track, and double bass, violas and cellos on track two.
Six mono mixes were then made of She’s Leaving Home. Vari-speeding was used to raise the pitch from E by nearly a semitone, although this was forgotten when the stereo mixes were made on 17 April 1967.
Towards the end of the session the final mono mix, take six, was edited to remove two cello passages, from 1’17” and 2’30”.
Also on this day...
- 2018: A hard day’s knight! Ringo Starr receives his knighthood at Buckingham Palace
- 2018: Museum of Liverpool to host Lennon and Ono exhibition Double Fantasy
- 2012: Yellow Submarine to be reissued on DVD and Blu-ray
- 1969: John Lennon marries Yoko Ono
- 1966: Paul McCartney and Jane Asher return to England from Switzerland
- 1965: Filming: Help!, Austria
- 1964: The Beatles’ second appearance on Ready, Steady, Go!
- 1964: UK single release: Can’t Buy Me Love
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: ABC Cinema, Romford
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Hambleton Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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