Chappell Recording Studios, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: John Timperley
A reduction mix was firstly created to allow for more overdubs. This mix, numbered take nine, combined both of Paul McCartney’s vocal tracks into one, and piano and drums onto another.
Two more tracks of backing vocals were then recorded, and rhythm guitar added to the choruses. The song was then left until 16 September 1967.
This was The Beatles’ final recording session prior to the death of their manager Brian Epstein on 27 August 1967. Epstein was actually present during this session, although his involvement was minimal.
He came in to hear the playbacks looking extremely down and in a bad mood. He just stood at the back of the room listening, not saying much.
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, Mark Lewisohn
Also on this day...
- 2018: John Lennon’s Imagine to be reissued as super deluxe box set
- 1974: John Lennon: ‘On the 23rd Aug. 1974 at 9 o’clock I saw a UFO’
- 1968: Recording, mixing: Back In The USSR
- 1966: Live: Shea Stadium, New York
- 1965: Day off in Los Angeles
- 1964: Live: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
- 1964: Interview: John Lennon and Ringo Starr in Los Angeles
- 1963: Live: Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth
- 1963: UK single release: She Loves You
- 1962: Live: Riverpark Ballroom, Chester
- 1962: John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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