Recording, mixing: All You Need Is Love

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

The day after the Our World satellite broadcast of The Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’, the song was mixed in mono in preparation for its release as a single.

Before the mixing, however, a final bit of recording took place. The tambourine which appeared in the introduction of the television broadcast was replaced with a drum roll played by Ringo Starr.

All You Need Is Love single artwork – Italy

During the mixing session, artificial double tracking was applied to John Lennon’s vocals. Nine mixes were attempted, although only five were complete.

The best mix was the fourth. ‘Baby You’re A Rich Man’ was selected as the single’s b-side, and both songs were in the shops within a fortnight.

Last updated: 12 April 2018
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