The Paul McCartney Project

Hello Goodbye / I Am The Walrus

By The Beatles7" Single• Part of the collection “The Beatles • Singles

Timeline See what happened in November 1967
UK release date:
Nov 24, 1967
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Hello, Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:27 • Studio versionA

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:
Engineer
Ken Scott:
Engineer
Kenneth Essex:
Viola
Leo Birnbaum:
Viola

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 02, 1967
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


2.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:33 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass guitar, Tambourine
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Electric piano, Mellotron, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jack Rothstein:
Violin
Ken Scott:
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
Ray Thomas:
Backing vocals
Mike Pinder:
Backing vocals

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:
Sep 29, 1967
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

[…] “Hello, Goodbye” was selected as the Beatles’ single for the 1967 Christmas season, their first release since Epstein’s death. A dismayed Lennon pushed for his composition “I Am the Walrus” to be the A-side instead, but he was overruled by McCartney and George Martin, on the grounds that “Hello, Goodbye” was the more commercial of the two tracks. Lennon remained dismissive of the song; he later said: “[‘I Am the Walrus’] was the B side to ‘Hello, Goodbye’! Can you believe it?” Everett writes that, had “I Am the Walrus” been the A-side, “[it] would probably have encouraged Lennon to lead the Beatles to new heights“, whereas the decision to choose “Hello, Goodbye” was “one more nail in the Beatles coffin“.

In Britain, Parlophone issued “Hello, Goodbye” backed by “I Am the Walrus” on 24 November 1967, with the catalogue number R 5655. Within a day of its release, the record had sold over 300,000 copies there. It went on to top the UK’s official singles chart for seven weeks, through to 23 January 1968, giving the Beatles their longest run at number 1 on that chart since “She Loves You” in 1963. In the process, the song became the group’s fourth Christmas number 1 single in five years. For three weeks from 27 December 1967, the band held the top two positions in the UK, with the Magical Mystery Tour soundtrack EP trailing “Hello, Goodbye“.

The single was released on 27 November in the United States, as Capitol 2056. It peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and became the band’s fifteenth American chart-topper. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on 15 December 1967. It was later listed by Billboard magazine as the band’s seventh biggest US chart hit. The single was successful in many other countries, topping charts in Australia, Canada, West Germany, Holland and Norway. It also peaked at number 2 in Ireland, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland. […]

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