Release date:
Oct 28, 2022

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Recording "Rain"

Apr 16, 1966





Recording "Taxman"

Apr 21, 1966
























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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Taxman

Written by George Harrison

2:38 • Studio versionD • 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
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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 Overdubs:
May 16, 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

2:06 • Studio versionG • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
John Lennon :
Harmony vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Tony Gilbert :
Violin
Sidney Sax :
Violin
John Sharpe :
Violin
Jürgen Hess :
Violin
Stephen Shingles :
Viola
John Underwood :
Viola
Derek Simpson :
Cello
Norman Jones :
Cello
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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 versionG • 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
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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

2:59 • Studio versionD • 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
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Anil Bhagwat :
Tabla
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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

2:24 • 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
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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

2:38 • Studio versionG • 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, Tape loop (marching band)
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Mal Evans :
Backing vocals, Bass drum
Neil Aspinall :
Backing vocals
Pattie Harrison :
Backing vocals, Laughter
Brian Jones :
Backing vocals, Ocarina, Sound effects (clinking glasses)
Marianne Faithfull :
Backing vocals
Alf Bicknell :
Backing vocals, Sound effects (rattling chains)
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering
Unknown musician(s) :
Brass band
John Skinner :
Sound effects (chains in bathtub)
Terry Condon :
Sound effects (chains in bathtub)

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 versionC • 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
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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 versionD • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Handclaps, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Bass (?), Handclaps
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Bass (?), Handclaps
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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

2:00 • Studio versionE • 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
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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

1:59 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Clavichord, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas, Tambourine
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Alan Civil :
Horn
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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 versionE • 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
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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

2:27 • Studio versionC • 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
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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 versionE • 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
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Eddie Thornton :
Trumpet
Ian Hamer :
Trumpet
Les Condon :
Trumpet
Alan Branscombe :
Tenor saxophone
Peter Coe :
Tenor saxophone
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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

2:57 • Studio versionF • 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
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

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

3:32 • Studio versionG • Take 1

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


2.

Tomorrow Never Knows

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionH • Mono • Mono mix RM 11

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
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


3.

Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:10 • Studio versionF • (First version) – Take 5

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Lead vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Tambourine
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Tambourine
George Martin :
Organ
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


4.

Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:36 • Studio versionG • Mono • (Second version) – Unnumbered mix

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

5.

Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:42 • Studio versionH • (Second version) – Take 8

Paul McCartney :
Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Organ
George Harrison :
Electric guitar
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


6.

Love You To

Written by George Harrison

2:40 • Studio versionE • Mono • Take 1

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Lead vocals
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


7.

Love You To

Written by George Harrison

1:35 • Studio versionF • Mono • Unnumbered rehearsal

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

8.

Love You To

Written by George Harrison

2:55 • Studio versionG • Take 7

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

9.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:38 • Studio versionE • Mono • Takes 1 and 2 – Backing track

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


10.

Rain

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:38 • Studio versionD • Take 5 – Actual speed

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

Session Recording:
Apr 14, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


11.

Rain

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:12 • Studio versionE • Take 5 – Slowed down for master tape

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

Session Recording:
Apr 14, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


12.

Doctor Robert

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:59 • Studio versionF • Take 7

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Harmonium, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Maracas
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineer
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


13.

And Your Bird Can Sing

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:14 • Studio versionF • (First version) – Take 2

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar (?)
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar (?), Lead vocals
George Harrison :
Electric guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


14.

And Your Bird Can Sing

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:23 • Studio versionG • (First version) – Take 2 (giggling)

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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

Disc 3


1.

And Your Bird Can Sing

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:20 • Studio versionH • (Second version) – Take 5

Paul McCartney :
Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Electric guitar
George Harrison :
Electric guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


2.

Taxman

Written by George Harrison

2:37 • Studio versionE • Take 11

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Electric guitar, Lead vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


3.

I'm Only Sleeping

Written by Lennon - McCartney

0:48 • Studio versionH • Mono • Rehearsal fragment

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

4.

I'm Only Sleeping

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:28 • Studio versionI • Mono • Take 2

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

5.

I'm Only Sleeping

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:43 • Studio versionJ • Mono • Take 5

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

6.

I'm Only Sleeping

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:07 • Studio versionK • Mono • Mono mix RM1

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

7.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:11 • Studio versionH • Speech before Take 2

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


8.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:20 • Studio versionI • Take 2

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


9.

For No One

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:23 • Studio versionE • Take 10 (Backing track)

Paul McCartney :
Clavichord, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineer
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


10.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:04 • Studio versionH • Mono • Songwriting work tape – Part 1

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

11.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:42 • Studio versionI • Mono • Songwriting work tape – Part 2

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

12.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:37 • Studio versionJ • Take 4 before sound effects

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

13.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:03 • Studio versionK • Highlighted sound effects

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

14.

I Want To Tell You

Written by George Harrison

1:24 • Studio versionD • Speech and Take 4

Paul McCartney :
Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Engineer
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

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


15.

Here, There And Everywhere

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:29 • Studio versionE • Take 6

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

16.

She Said She Said

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:10 • Studio versionD • Mono • John’s demo

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

17.

She Said She Said

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:24 • Studio versionE • Take 15 – Backing track rehearsal

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

Disc 4


1.

Taxman

Written by George Harrison

2:41 • Studio versionA2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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 Overdubs:
May 16, 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

2:09 • Studio versionA2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

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
Jürgen Hess :
Violin
Stephen Shingles :
Viola
John Underwood :
Viola
Derek Simpson :
Cello
Norman Jones :
Cello
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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

3:02 • Studio versionD2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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

3:07 • Studio versionA2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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 versionB2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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

2:41 • Studio versionA2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

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, Tape loop (marching band)
Mal Evans :
Backing vocals, Bass drum
Neil Aspinall :
Backing vocals
Pattie Harrison :
Backing vocals, Laughter
Brian Jones :
Backing vocals, Ocarina, Sound effects (clinking glasses)
Marianne Faithfull :
Backing vocals
Alf Bicknell :
Backing vocals, Sound effects (rattling chains)
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Unknown musician(s) :
Brass band
John Skinner :
Sound effects (chains in bathtub)
Terry Condon :
Sound effects (chains in bathtub)
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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

2:38 • Studio versionA2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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

2:12 • Studio versionA2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

Paul McCartney :
Handclaps, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Bass (?), Handclaps
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Bass (?), Handclaps
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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

2:02 • Studio versionC2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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

2:02 • Studio versionA2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Clavichord, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas, Tambourine
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Alan Civil :
Horn
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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

2:16 • Studio versionD2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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

2:31 • Studio versionA2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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

2:38 • Studio versionA2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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

2:57 • Studio versionB2022 • Mono • 2022 mono remaster

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
Sean Magee :
Vinyl mastering
Thomas Hall :
Cd mastering

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

Disc 5


1.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:18 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

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

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

Session Mixing:
Oct 31, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


2.

Rain

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:59 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 2022 stereo mix

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

Session Recording:
Apr 14, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

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


3.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:26 • Studio versionA2022 • Mono • Original mono mix remastered

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

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

Session Mixing:
Apr 14, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


4.

Rain

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:59 • Studio versionA2022 • Mono • Original mono mix remastered

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

Session Recording:
Apr 14, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 16, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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

From Abbey Road Studios on Facebook – Tomorrow The Beatles ‘Revolver’ Special Edition comes out on digital platforms, CD and vinyl! Discover hours of unreleased Beatles material mastered and cut by Abbey Road’s Alex Wharton, hear Giles Martin and Sam Okell’s brand new Dolby Atmos and stereo mixes mastered and cut by Miles Showell, and revisit the original mono mix remastered and cut by Abbey Road’s Sean Magee.

What was the first step after you said, “OK, Revolver is next”?

Well, it’s not a question of “Revolver is next.” After Sgt. Pepper, which was very well accepted, everyone asked me when I was going to do Revolver, and the answer was that I couldn’t really remix it until we unwrapped the [de-mixing] technology, which we did during the Get Back movie and Let It Be [box set]. The Beatles said, “Can we do [Revolver]?” I said, “I’ll have a look.”

We developed the technology to a certain extent where it’s actually possible to do it. That’s when the decision was made. It was not based on marketing or a timeline or a roadmap or anything like that. It was purely based on the set of circumstances.

What had you already learned from working on the previous Special Editions that came in handy on Revolver? 

Part of my job is to respect the decisions [the Beatles] were making and that my dad was making at the time, to almost retrace what they would’ve done if they’d had the same technology at their fingertips as I did. This isn’t my interpretation of what I think Revolver should really be like. There’s an intimacy in the experience of listening to the band. I’m so privileged to be able to walk into Abbey Road Studios and press Play on the tape machine, and there’s the Beatles. It sounds like a bunch of 20-year-olds in a room, because that’s what it is. I don’t think that changes. A bunch of 20-year-olds in a room will always be a bunch of 20-year-olds in a room. Despite me doing a lot of work, I’m trying to have it sound as visceral as possible. So there’s a few layers between you listening and the record itself. It’s like technology is dust, and I’m sort of blowing the dust off.

At a recent playback event in New York, you demonstrated the “de-mixing” technique by making everything on “Taxman” disappear until all we were hearing was Ringo’s snare drum. That’s some astounding technology, but what is the practical application of it?

There’s a bunch of things that have to line up for us to do this. One is that the technology has to be in place so we can work on it. And then the other is, is there enough extra [unreleased music] to tell a story of the making of the album? It’s a multitiered project. I always like the feeling of there being a curated nature, that these are the sketches of the album that came to be. People look for the magic: the magic of George Martin, the magic of [Beatles engineer] Geoff Emerick, the magic of Abbey Road [Studios]. Is it because Paul played a Rickenbacker bass? No, the magic is the fact that these people in a room made the most extraordinary sound. Someone said to me today that Revolver sounds like it was mastered a month ago. And I said, “Well, actually, it was.” A lot of people that come to these [listening sessions] already know the records inside out. But there are a lot of people that have never heard the album.

Which early takes or rehearsals were the biggest surprises to you when you first listened to everything that was available?

I suppose, because of the personal connection, the “Eleanor Rigby” piece. It’s fascinating to me just because it’s nice to hear my dad at work. Paul always said, about my dad, that he had a great bedside manner.

Giles Martin – From The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Renewed: Lennon Sings ‘Yellow Submarine,’ & Other Delights | TIDAL Magazine, October 21, 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 Beatles’ Unheard ‘Revolver’: Exclusive Preview – Rolling Stone, 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 Beatles’ Unheard ‘Revolver’: Exclusive Preview – Rolling Stone, September 7, 2022

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.

Giles Martin – From Beatles’ Unheard ‘Revolver’: Exclusive Preview – Rolling Stone, September 7, 2022

The thing I still get from Paul and Ringo is that sense of camaraderie and the realisation that it was the best band they were ever in. I saw that, working with Paul on this, how much he appreciates the other members of the band.

Giles Martin – From The Sunday Times (thetimes.co.uk), October 2022

Last updated on December 24, 2022

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