Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Barry Sheffield
Four days after the first stereo mixes of ‘Hey Jude’ were made at London’s Trident Studios, a first mono mix was made.
This was a rough mono mix, made from the 2 August session’s third stereo mix rather than the original eight-track tape. Acetates were then cut, presumably to see whether such a lengthy song could reasonably be accommodated on a 7″ vinyl single.
Three further mono mixes were made back at Abbey Road on 8 August 1968, the last of which was used for the single.
Last updated: 1 August 2017
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