Release date:
Oct 28, 2022

Master release


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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Taxman

Written by George Harrison

2:39 • Studio versionB2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lead guitar
Ringo Starr :
Cowbell, Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 20, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Apr 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Jun 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


2.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:07 • Studio versionB2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
John Lennon :
Harmony vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Tony Gilbert :
Violin
Sidney Sax :
Violin
John Sharpe :
Violin
Jurgen Hess :
Violin
Stephen Shingles :
Viola
John Underwood :
Viola
Derek Simpson :
Cello
Norman Jones :
Cello

Session Recording:
Apr 28, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 06, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Jun 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


3.

I'm Only Sleeping

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionB2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 27, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 29, May 5, May 6, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
May 20, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


4.

Love You To

Written by George Harrison

3:00 • Studio versionB2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Tambourine
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Sitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Anil Bhagwat :
Tabla

Session Recording:
Apr 11, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


5.

Here, There and Everywhere

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:25 • Studio versionA2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Finger clicks, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Finger clicks
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Finger clicks
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Finger clicks, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 14, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Jun 16, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


6.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:39 • Studio versionB2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Vocals
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Tambourine
George Martin :
Backing vocals, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Backing vocals, Recording engineer
Mal Evans :
Backing vocals, Bass drum
Neil Aspinall :
Backing vocals
Pattie Harrison :
Backing vocals
Brian Jones :
Backing vocals
Marianne Faithfull :
Backing vocals
Alf Bicknell :
Backing vocals

Session Recording:
May 26, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 01, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


7.

She Said She Said

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:36 • Studio versionB2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Ringo Starr :
Drums, Shaker
John Lennon :
Hammond organ, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


8.

Good Day Sunshine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:09 • Studio versionB2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Handclaps, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 08, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 09, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


9.

And Your Bird Can Sing

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:01 • Studio versionB2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Handclaps, Lead guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Handclaps, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Handclaps, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 20, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Apr 26, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
May 20, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


10.

For No One

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:00 • Studio versionB2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Clavichord, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas, Tambourine
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Alan Civil :
Horn

Session Recording:
May 09, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
May 16, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
May 19, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


11.

Doctor Robert

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:14 • Studio versionB2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Harmonium, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar, Maracas
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 17, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 19, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
May 20, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


12.

I Want to Tell You

Written by George Harrison

2:28 • Studio versionB2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Handclaps, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps, Maracas
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Handclaps, Tambourine
George Harrison :
Handclaps, Lead guitar, Lead vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 02, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


13.

Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:29 • Studio versionB2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Organ, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Eddie Thornton :
Trumpet
Ian Hamer :
Trumpet
Les Condon :
Trumpet
Alan Branscombe :
Tenor saxophone
Peter Coe :
Tenor saxophone

Session Recording:
Apr 07, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Apr 08, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 11, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


14.

Tomorrow Never Knows

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionC2022 • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead guitar, Tape loops
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine, Tape loops
John Lennon :
Organ, Tape loops, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Sitar, Tambura, Tape loops
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 06, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 07, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Jun 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Disc 2


1.

Tomorrow Never Knows

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio versionD2022 • Take 1


2.

Tomorrow Never Knows

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio versionF • Mono mix RM 11


3.

Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (First version) – Take 5


4.

Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Second version) – Unnumbered mix - mono


5.

Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Second version) – Take 8


6.

Love You To

Written by George Harrison

Studio version • (Take 1) - mono


7.

Love You To

Written by George Harrison

Studio version • (Unnumbered rehearsal) - mono


8.

Love You To

Written by George Harrison

Studio version • (Take 7)


9.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Takes 1 and 2) – Backing track – mono


10.

Rain

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Take 5 – Actual speed)


11.

Rain

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Take 5 – Slowed down for master tape)


12.

Doctor Robert

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Take 7)


13.

And Your Bird Can Sing

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (First version) – Take 2


14.

And Your Bird Can Sing

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (First version) – Take 2 (giggling)

Disc 3


1.

And Your Bird Can Sing

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Second version) – Take 5


2.

Taxman

Written by George Harrison

Studio version • Take 11


3.

I'm Only Sleeping

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Rehearsal fragment) - mono


4.

I'm Only Sleeping

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Take 2) - mono


5.

I'm Only Sleeping

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Take 5) - mono


6.

I'm Only Sleeping

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Mono mix RM1)


7.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Speech before Take 2)


8.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Take 2)


9.

For No One

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Take 10) – Backing track


10.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Songwriting work tape – Part 1) - mono


11.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Songwriting work tape – Part 2) – mono


12.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Take 4 before sound effects)


13.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Highlighted sound effects)


14.

I Want To Tell You

Written by George Harrison

Studio version • (Speech and Take 4)


15.

Here, There And Everywhere

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Take 6)


16.

She Said She Said

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (John’s demo) - mono


17.

She Said She Said

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • (Take 15) – Backing track rehearsal

Disc 4


1.

Taxman

Written by George Harrison

2:39 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lead guitar
Ringo Starr :
Cowbell, Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 20, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Apr 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


2.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:07 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
John Lennon :
Harmony vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Tony Gilbert :
Violin
Sidney Sax :
Violin
John Sharpe :
Violin
Jurgen Hess :
Violin
Stephen Shingles :
Viola
John Underwood :
Viola
Derek Simpson :
Cello
Norman Jones :
Cello

Session Recording:
Apr 28, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 06, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


3.

I'm Only Sleeping

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionD • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 27, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 29, May 5, May 6, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 06, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


4.

Love You To

Written by George Harrison

3:00 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Tambourine
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Sitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Anil Bhagwat :
Tabla

Session Recording:
Apr 11, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 13, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


5.

Here, There and Everywhere

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:25 • Studio versionB • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Finger clicks, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Finger clicks
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Finger clicks
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Finger clicks, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 14, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Jun 16, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


6.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:39 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Vocals
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Tambourine
George Martin :
Backing vocals, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Backing vocals, Recording engineer
Mal Evans :
Backing vocals, Bass drum
Neil Aspinall :
Backing vocals
Pattie Harrison :
Backing vocals
Brian Jones :
Backing vocals
Marianne Faithfull :
Backing vocals
Alf Bicknell :
Backing vocals

Session Recording:
May 26, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 01, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 03, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

She Said She Said

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:36 • Studio versionA • Mono

Ringo Starr :
Drums, Shaker
John Lennon :
Hammond organ, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


8.

Good Day Sunshine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:09 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Handclaps, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 08, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 09, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


9.

And Your Bird Can Sing

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:01 • Studio versionC • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Handclaps, Lead guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Handclaps, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Handclaps, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 20, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Apr 26, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 06, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 08, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


10.

For No One

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:00 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Clavichord, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas, Tambourine
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Alan Civil :
Horn

Session Recording:
May 09, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
May 16, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
May 19, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


11.

Doctor Robert

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:14 • Studio versionD • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Harmonium, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar, Maracas
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 17, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 19, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 21, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


12.

I Want to Tell You

Written by George Harrison

2:28 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Handclaps, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps, Maracas
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Handclaps, Tambourine
George Harrison :
Handclaps, Lead guitar, Lead vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 02, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 03, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


13.

Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:29 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Organ, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Eddie Thornton :
Trumpet
Ian Hamer :
Trumpet
Les Condon :
Trumpet
Alan Branscombe :
Tenor saxophone
Peter Coe :
Tenor saxophone

Session Recording:
Apr 07, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Apr 08, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 11, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 17 & Jun 20, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


14.

Tomorrow Never Knows

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionB • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead guitar, Tape loops
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine, Tape loops
John Lennon :
Organ, Tape loops, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Sitar, Tambura, Tape loops
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 06, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 07, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 06, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Disc 5


1.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • New stereo mix


2.

Rain

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • New stereo mix


3.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Original mono mix remastered


4.

Rain

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Studio version • Original mono mix remastered

About

Revolver is an album where you could listen to each song and go, ‘Oh, this is the direction they’re going to go in next.’ And be wrong every single time. The Beatles are all in the same zone, coming of age. But it’s four individual members, with four eclectic styles, all willing to surf the same wave. And that’s what this album’s about. It’s about that ‘What have you got? How crazy is it? Well, I can out-crazy you.’

Giles Martin – From The Beatles’ unheard ‘Revolver’: exclusive look at anticipated archival release (rollingstone.co.uk), September 7, 2022

When Paul sat with me and listened to it, he said, ‘This is the record that is four individuals collaborating.’ It’s the decline of Beatlemania. ‘Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust,’ as the Clash once said. They’re no longer a four-headed beast on Revolver. They have their different styles. But no matter what they try, they’re still the Beatles. There’s not even a thought of a world outside of the Beatles. There’s no women in their lives, as close as they are to each other. They’re in bed thoroughly, and they’re looking forward to being in bed together. They’ve come off tour, and they want to make great records.

Giles Martin – From The Beatles’ unheard ‘Revolver’: exclusive look at anticipated archival release (rollingstone.co.uk), September 7, 2022

When I listened to the Revolver outtakes, after having done Get Back, I listened to the outtakes, I thought, ‘Oh, this is actually the real fun.’ On Get Back, they’re trying to get this feeling, get the breath of fresh air, whereas in Revolver it’s just the air they breathe. This is just endless enthusiasm. There’s no post-apocalyptic vision. There hasn’t been a bust-up and they haven’t got back together, nor have they walked out yet.

Giles Martin – From The Beatles’ unheard ‘Revolver’: exclusive look at anticipated archival release (rollingstone.co.uk), September 7, 2022

The new mix from Giles Martin and Sam Okell goes beyond what they did with previous Deluxe Editions, thanks to the “de-mixing” technology developed by the audio team led by Emile de la Rey at Peter Jackson’s WingNut Films Productions Ltd. It was devised for Get Back, to separate individual Beatle voices from the audio murk of the original film footage. Remember the scene where they cut through the cafeteria clatter to focus on John and Paul’s voices, getting emotional over George, with a microphone planted in a flowerpot? That’s what they do to Ringo’s drum kit. It sounds amazing. 

As Martin explains, “There’s no one who’s getting audio even close as to what Peter Jackson’s guys can do. The funny thing, they won’t let anyone else use it—they may do eventually. But Peter’s such a big Beatles fan, he’s willing to help out. I quite like that in a way, that the Beatles are still using technologies that no one else is using. It’s really groundbreaking. The simplest way I can explain it: it’s like you giving me a cake, and then me going back to you about an hour later with flour, eggs, sugar, and all the ingredients to that cake, that all haven’t got any cake mix left on them.

From The Beatles’ unheard ‘Revolver’: exclusive look at anticipated archival release (rollingstone.co.uk), September 7, 2022

Last updated on September 22, 2022

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