Tape copying: Revolution 9

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Engineer: Ken Scott

With Ringo Starr having left The Beatles, albeit temporarily, the work schedule for the White Album slowed somewhat towards the end of August 1968.

This session, which took place in the control room of Abbey Road’s Studio Two without The Beatles and George Martin, saw a new mono copy made of the final stereo mix of ‘Revolution 9’.

Because it would have been all but impossible to make a mono equivalent of the stereo mix of Revolution 9, it had been decided to simply copy the stereo version onto a mono tape. A first attempt had been made on 20 August, but was improved upon during this hour-long session.

Last updated: 12 April 2018
US single release: Hey Jude
Tape copying: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Blackbird, Not Guilty, Revolution 9
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