Mixing: Happiness Is A Warm Gun, What’s The New Mary Jane, Glass Onion, I Will

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

This 7pm-1.30am session saw mono mixes created for three White Album songs, as well as one for the unreleased ‘What’s The New Mary Jane’.

The first song to be tackled was ‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun’, the most recent to be recorded. Two mono mixes had been made the night before, and on this evening a further 10, numbered 3-12, were made.

The Beatles (White Album) label, side 1

What’s The New Mary Jane had been recorded on 14 August 1968 by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and George Harrison. Although it was considered a contender for the White Album until shortly before its release, it remained in the EMI vaults until 1996’s Anthology 3.

Two mono mixes of What’s The New Mary Jane were made, followed by two apiece of ‘Glass Onion’ and ‘I Will’.

Editing, recording, mixing: Happiness Is A Warm Gun
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