Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Jeff Jarratt
The Beatles had agreed to allow ‘Across The Universe’ to be included on the World Wildlife Fund’s album No One’s Gonna Change My World. To this end, the song was given two stereo mixes on this day.
The song had been recorded back in February 1968 but had hitherto remained unreleased. At this stage, prior to Phil Spector’s remixing in early 1970, it still featured backing vocals by two Apple Scruffs.
During this 9.30-11am session, George Martin and balance engineer Jeff Jarratt mixed the song. The wildlife effects had already been added, most likely on 8 February 1968.
No One’s Gonna Change My World was issued in the United Kingdom on 12 December 1969 as Regal Starline SRS 5013. Across The Universe was the first track on the album, which also featured The Bee Gees, Cilla Black, Bruce Forsyth, Rolf Harris, The Hollies, Lulu, Spike Milligan, Cliff Richard, Harry Secombe, and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky Mick and Tich.
This mix of ‘Across The Universe’ was also included on the Past Masters collection.
Also on this day...
- 2018: Geoff Emerick dies
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles, California
- 2015: Beatles live Cavern Club recording found in desk drawer after 50 years
- 2014: Paul McCartney live: United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, Texas
- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Hard Rock Cafe & Casino, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- 2012: Paul McCartney attends Magical Mystery Tour screening
- 2011: McCartney, Starr, Ono and Olivia Harrison attend the world première of Scorsese documentary Living In The Material World
- 1968: Recording: Honey Pie
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Your Mother Should Know, Hello, Goodbye
- 1964: Rehearsal: Shindig!
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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