Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Ken Scott
The session took place between 7pm and 3am. The first task was the creation of three mono mixes of The Fool On The Hill, numbered 10-12.
Because the flute overdubs from 20 October 1967 had been recorded onto a separate tape, the mixing necessitated two four-track machines running in sync, playing take six of the basic track and take seven of the flutes. The song was then edited from its initial length of 4’25” to 3’00”.
Hello, Goodbye, which currently had the working title Hello Hello, was given a reduction mix before overdubs were added. It took four attempts to create a satisfactory mix; these were numbered 18-21. Paul McCartney then added a bass guitar part onto take 21.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live at State Theater, New Brunswick, New Jersey
- 2014: Paul McCartney live at Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
- 2009: Rare Capitol Records staff-only pressing of Sgt Pepper discovered
- 1974: UK single release: Junior’s Farm by Paul McCartney and Wings
- 1968: George Harrison produces Is This What You Want? by Jackie Lomax
- 1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono announce pregnancy
- 1965: Mixing: Drive My Car, In My Life, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Nowhere Man
- 1964: Live: Hippodrome, Brighton
- 1963: Live: Sundsta Läroverk, Karlstad, Sweden
- 1962: Radio: Here We Go
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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