1967-1970 (2010 remastered version)

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US release date:
Oct 19, 2010
Release date:
Oct 18, 2010

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions












































Recording "Hey Jude"

Jul 31, 1968


Recording "Hey Jude"

Aug 01, 1968





















Recording "Something"

May 02, 1969


Recording "Something"

May 05, 1969












Recording "Let It Be"

Jan 04, 1970




Mixing "Penny Lane"

Sep 30, 1971

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:07 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Bongos, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Timpani
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Percussion
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Bongos, Mellotron, Piano, Vocals
George Harrison :
Electric guitar, Maracas, Svarmandal, Timpani
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Mal Evans :
Tambourine
Derek Simpson :
Cello
Norman Jones :
Cello
Neil Aspinall :
Guiro
Terry Doran :
Maracas
Tony Fisher :
Trumpet
Greg Bowen :
Trumpet
Derek Watkins :
Trumpet
Stanley Roderick :
Trumpet
John Hall :
Cello
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Nov 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Dec 08, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
29 Nov 1966 and 8, 9, 15, 21 Dec 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Dec 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


2.

Penny Lane

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:58 • Studio versionC2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmonium, Percussion, Piano, Tambourine, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handbell
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Congas, Guitar, Handclaps, Piano
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Guitar
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
David Mason :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Ray Swinfield :
Flutes, Piccolos
P Goody :
Flutes, Piccolos
Manny Winters :
Flutes, Piccolos
Dennis Walton :
Flutes, Piccolos
Leon Calvert :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Freddy Clayton :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Bert Courtley :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Duncan Campbell :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Dick Morgan :
Cor anglais, Oboes
Mike Winfield :
Cor anglais, Oboes
Frank Clarke :
Double bass
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Dec 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
30 Dec 1966 and 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 Jan 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Sep 30, 1971
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:03 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Organ, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Neil Sanders :
French horn
James W Buck :
French horn
Tony Randall :
French horn
John Burden :
French horn
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 03, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 06, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

With A Little Help From My Friends

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:44 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine, Vocals
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Cowbell
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Hammond organ, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Mar 29, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 30, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 07, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


5.

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:29 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lowrey organ
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
John Lennon :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Lead guitar, Tambura
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 07, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


6.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

5:37 • Studio versionB1.2010 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Bongos, Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Piano, Vocals
George Harrison :
Maracas
George Martin :
Harmonium, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jack Brymer :
Clarinet
Mal Evans :
Alarm clock, Piano, Vocals
Sidney Sax :
Violin
Francisco Gabarro :
Cello
Jurgen Hess :
Violin
John Underwood :
Viola
Alan Civil :
French horn
David Mason :
Trumpet
Neil Sanders :
French horn
Erich Gruenberg :
Violin
Granville Jones :
Violin
Bill Monro :
Violin
Hans Geiger :
Violin
D Bradley :
Violin
Lionel Bentley :
Violin
David McCallum :
Violin
Donald Weekes :
Violin
Henry Datyner :
Violin
Ernest Scott :
Violin
Gwynne Edwards :
Viola
Bernard Davis :
Viola
John Meek :
Viola
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Alan Dalziel :
Cello
Alex Nifosi :
Cello
Cyril MacArthur :
Double bass
Gordon Pearce :
Double bass
John Marston :
Harp
Basil Tschaikov :
Clarinet
Roger Lord :
Oboe
N Fawcett :
Bassoon
Alfred Waters :
Bassoon
Clifford Seville :
Flute
David Sanderman :
Flute
Monty Montgomery :
Trumpet
Harold Jackson :
Trumpet
Raymond Brown :
Trombone
Raymond Premru :
Trombone
T Moore :
Trombone
Michael Barnes :
Tubas
Tristan Fry :
Percussion, Timpani
Marijke Koger :
Tambourine
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Jan 19, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jan 20, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
3,10,22 Feb 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 23, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

All You Need Is Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:51 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Double bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Banjo, Harpsichord, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Violin, Vocals
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Eric Clapton :
Chorus
Mike McCartney / McGear :
Chorus
Sidney Sax :
Violin
Pattie Harrison :
Chorus
Marianne Faithfull :
Chorus
David Mason :
Trumpet
Lionel Ross :
Cello
Eddie Kramer :
Recording engineer
Mick Jagger :
Chorus
Patrick Halling :
Violin
Eric Bowie :
Violin
John Ronayne :
Violin
Jack Holmes :
Cello
Rex Morris :
Tenor saxophone
Don Honeywill :
Tenor saxophone
Stanley Woods :
Trumpet
Evan Watkins :
Trombone
Harry Spain :
Trombone
Jack Emblow :
Accordion
Keith Richards :
Chorus
Jane Asher :
Chorus
Graham Nash :
Chorus
Keith Moon :
Chorus
Hunter Davies :
Chorus
Gary Leeds :
Chorus
Mike Vickers :
Conductor
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Jun 14, 1967
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
19, 23, 24, 25, 26 Jun 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 29, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Disc 2


1.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:36 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Tambourine
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Electric piano, Mellotron, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jack Rothstein :
Violin
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Sidney Sax :
Violin
Peggie Allen :
Backing vocals
Wendy Horan :
Backing vocals
Pat Whitmore :
Backing vocals
Jill Utting :
Backing vocals
June Day :
Backing vocals
Sylvia King :
Backing vocals
Irene King :
Backing vocals
G Mallen :
Backing vocals
Fred Lucas :
Backing vocals
Mike Redway :
Backing vocals
John O'Neill :
Backing vocals
F Dachtler :
Backing vocals
Allan Grant :
Backing vocals
D Griffiths :
Backing vocals
J Smith :
Backing vocals
J Fraser :
Backing vocals
Ralph Elman :
Violin
Andrew McGee :
Violin
Jack Greene :
Violin
Louis Stevens :
Violin
John Jezzard :
Violin
Jack Richards :
Violin
Lionel Ross :
Cello
Eldon Fox :
Cello
Bram Martin :
Cello
Terry Weil :
Cello
Gordon Lewin :
Clarinet
Neil Sanders :
Horn
Tony Tunstall :
Horn
Morris Miller :
Horn
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Ray Thomas :
Backing vocals
Mike Pinder :
Backing vocals
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Sep 05, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
5, 6, 27, 28, 29 Sep 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 06, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 53, Abbey Road


2.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:29 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Bongos, Conga, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar, Organ
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Kenneth Essex :
Viola
Leo Birnbaum :
Viola
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Oct 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
2, 19, 20, 25 Oct, 2 Nov 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 06, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


3.

The Fool On The Hill

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:59 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Piano, Recorder, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Finger cymbals, Maracas
John Lennon :
Harmonica, Jew's harp
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Harmonica
George Martin :
Producer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Christopher Taylor :
Flutes
Richard Taylor :
Flutes
Jack Ellory :
Flutes
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Sep 25, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
25,26,27 Sep, 20 Oct 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


4.

Magical Mystery Tour

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:50 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Percussion
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Percussion, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Percussion, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Mal Evans :
Percussion
Neil Aspinall :
Percussion
David Mason :
Trumpets
Elgar Howarth :
Trumpets
Roy Copestake :
Trumpets
John Wilbraham :
Trumpets
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Apr 25, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
25,26,27 Apr, 3 May, 7 Nov 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 07, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


5.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:19 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Handclaps, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Handclaps, Lead guitar
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Handclaps, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Bill Povey :
Tenor saxophone
Harry Klein :
Baritone saxophone
Ronnie Scott :
Tenor saxophone
Bill Jackman :
Baritone saxophone
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Feb 03, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 06, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Dec 02, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


6.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

7:10 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Backing vocals, Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Barry Sheffield :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording & overdubs:
Jul 31, 1968
Studio :
Trident Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
Aug 01, 1968
Studio :
Trident Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Dec 05, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


7.

Revolution

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:25 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Hammond organ, Handclaps
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon :
Electric guitar, Handclaps, Vocals
George Harrison :
Electric guitar, Handclaps
Nicky Hopkins :
Electric piano
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Jul 10, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jul 11, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jul 12, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Dec 05, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road

Disc 3


1.

Back In The U.s.s.r.

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:44 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Handclaps, Piano, Vocals
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Drums, Electric guitar, Handclaps
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Drums, Electric guitar, Handclaps, Six-string bass guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Aug 22, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Aug 23, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 13, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Written by George Harrison

4:45 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass guitar, Organ, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Castanets, Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Hammond organ, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Eric Clapton :
Lead guitar
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Sep 05, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Sep 06, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 14, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


3.

Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:09 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Handclaps, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Bongos, Drums, Handclaps, Percussion
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Handclaps, Piano
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Handclaps
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Jul 08, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jul 09, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jul 15, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 12, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:14 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead vocal
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocal, Lead guitar
George Harrison :
Rhythm guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Glyn Johns :
Engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano
Jerry Boys :
Second engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
January 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Recording:
January 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Mixing:
April 7, 1969
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London


5.

Don't Let Me Down

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:36 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Jan 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Mixing:
Apr 07, 1969
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London


6.

The Ballad Of John And Yoko

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Harmony vocals, Maracas, Piano
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording & overdubs:
Apr 14, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 14, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


7.

Old Brown Shoe

Written by George Harrison

3:19 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Guitar, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Bass, Guitars, Organ, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Jeff Jarratt :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording & Overdubs:
Apr 16, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs & Mixing:
Apr 18, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Disc 4


1.

Here Comes The Sun

Written by George Harrison

3:06 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Handclaps
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Handclaps, Harmonium, Moog synthesiser, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Phil McDonald :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Jul 07, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
7, 8, 16 Jul, 6, 11, 15, 19 Aug 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 19, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Come Together

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:20 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric piano, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
John Lennon :
Handclaps, Rhythm guitar, Tambourine, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Phil McDonald :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Jul 21, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
22, 23, 25, 29, 30 Jul 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 07, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


3.

Something

Written by George Harrison

3:02 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Handclaps
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon :
Guitar, Piano
George Harrison :
Handclaps, Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Phil McDonald :
Recording engineer
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Jeff Jarratt :
Recording engineer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Hammond organ
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
May 02, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
May 05, 1969
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
11,16 Jul, 15 Aug 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 19, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

Octopus's Garden

Written by Ringo Starr

2:51 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Effects, Percussion, Vocals
John Lennon :
Guitar
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar, Synthesiser
George Martin :
Producer
Phil McDonald :
Recording engineer
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Jeff Jarratt :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Apr 26, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs & mixing:
Apr 29, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs & mixing:
Jul 18, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


5.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:52 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass guitar, Maracas, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Phil McDonald :
Recording engineer
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Jeff Jarratt :
Recording engineer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano, Organ
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Jan 31, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Overdubs:
Apr 30, 1969
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 04, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


6.

Across The Universe

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:48 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Percussion, Svaramandal
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Organ, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Maracas, Tambura
George Martin :
Hammond organ, Producer
Phil Spector :
Producer
Phil McDonald :
Assistant recording engineer
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer
Peter Bown :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Martin Benge :
Recording engineer
Lizzie Bravo :
Backing vocals
Gayleen Pease :
Backing vocals
Richard Lush :
Assistant recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Mike Sheady :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator
Unknown musician(s) :
Choir, Strings

Session Recording:
Feb 04, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 08, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Orchestral overdubs:
Apr 01, 1970

Session Mixing:
Apr 02, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road


7.

The Long And Winding Road

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:38 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Bass
George Harrison :
Guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Richard Hewson :
Orchestra arrangement
Phil Spector :
Producer
Peter Bown :
Recording engineer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sam Okell :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator
Unknown musician(s) :
Cellos, Female vocalists, Guitarists, Harp, Trombones, Trumpets, Violas, Violins

Session Recording:
Jan 26, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Orchestra overdubs:
Apr 01, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 02, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 4, Abbey Road

About

From thebeatles.com:

The Red and Blue albums were compiled and released in the spring of 1973, a year when the legend of The Beatles was even bigger than it had been when the group was together.  Three years after the break-up, all four former Beatles were enjoying enormous solo success.

Less greatest hits collections than surveys of The Beatles’ high points, the two double albums became essential introductions for fans who came aboard after The Beatles broke up.  For millions of music lovers born after the mid-fifties, these have been and always will be where The Bealtes experience begins.

Also, by 1973 it was becoming clear that the breakup of The Beatles was not going to be, as many had believed, a temporary thing.  There was still widespread hope that they would reunite at some point, but their continued success as solo artists made it apparent that the four former Beatles were serious about going their separate ways.  The Beatles had never had a career spanning Best-Of or Greatest Hits – in a very real senses all of their LPs were Greatest Hits albums.  They had more hit singles that could fit on even a double album, and to complicate things, some of the group’s most important songs – “A Day In The Life”, The Fool On The Hill”, and in England even Yesterday – were not released as singles.

The Red and Blue albums had to tell The Beatles’ story in limited time, necessarily leaving out many big songs while conveying a sense of the whole history of the group.

 The Red and Blue albums do a  superb job of condensing a rich and complicated musical journey into four discs that move easily through a range of styles.  Through all the changes we always feel at home – because we are in the company of John, Paul, George and Ringo.  They never let us down.

Bill Flanagan

Author – Evening’s Empire

June 2010

From Wikipedia:

1967–1970 (widely known as “The Blue Album”) is a compilation of songs by the English rock band The Beatles, spanning the years indicated in the title. It was released with 1962–1966 (“The Red Album”), in 1973. 1967–1970 made number 1 on the American Billboard chart and number 2 on the British Album Chart. This album was re-released in September 1993 on CD, charting at number 4 in the United Kingdom.

The album was compiled by Beatles manager Allen Klein. Songs performed by the Beatles as solo artists were also considered for inclusion, but like the cover songs on 1962–1966, limited space resulted in this idea having to be abandoned.[citation needed] Along with its 1962–1966 counterpart, it compiles every single A-side released by the band in the UK.

As with 1962–1966, this compilation was produced by Apple/EMI at least partially in response to a bootleg collection titled Alpha Omega, which had been sold on television the previous year. Print advertising for the two records made a point of declaring them “the only authorized collection of the Beatles.”

Album covers

For the group’s 1963 debut LP Please Please Me, photographer Angus McBean took the distinctive colour photograph of the group looking down over the stairwell inside EMI House (EMI’s London headquarters in Manchester Square, now demolished).

In 1969, the Beatles asked McBean to recreate this shot. Although a photograph from the 1969 photo shoot was originally intended for the then-planned Get Back album, it was not used when that project saw eventual release in 1970 as Let It Be. Instead, another photograph from the 1969 shoot, along with an unused photograph from the 1963 photo shoot, was used for both this LP and 1962–1966.

The inner gatefold photo for both LPs is by Don McCullin from the “Mad Day Out” photo session in London on Sunday 28 July 1968.

The album cover was designed by Tom Wilkes.

International versions

Unlike the 1962–1966 collection, the Blue Album was largely the same in the US and UK, although there were some variations.

The US edition had both “Penny Lane” and “Hello, Goodbye” in fake stereo, and “I Am the Walrus” with a four-beat electric piano introduction; the UK version had the more common six-beat beginning.

In the Spanish edition “One After 909” substituted “The Ballad of John and Yoko”, a song that was banned from the airwaves shortly after being released as a single in 1969, for its allusion to “Christ” and “Gibraltar” in the lyrics.

The albums had several other variants and anomalies. “Get Back” was described as the album version in the US liner notes, although it was in fact the single version. In both countries, “Hey Jude” was around nine seconds shorter than it had been on the original single, although the full length was restored for the 1993 compact disc edition.

The original vinyl version faded in during the crowd noise at the beginning of “A Day in the Life”. The original compact disc edition, meanwhile, featured a clean version previously heard on the Imagine: John Lennon soundtrack album in 1988.

The album liner notes state that all songs were produced by George Martin, except “Across the Universe” and “The Long and Winding Road” produced by Phil Spector, meaning that George Martin was credited as producer of the song “Don’t Let Me Down” which usually has no official producer’s credit. […]

Certifications

In the US, the album sold 1,294,896 double LPs by December 31, 1973 and 3,850,026 double LPs by the end of the decade. […]

Last updated on May 14, 2021

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