The Paul McCartney Project

"From Me To You / Thank You Girl" session #1

Mar 05, 1963 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the From Me To You / Thank You Girl 7" Single.
Timeline See what happened in 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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Songs recorded


1.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1

Album Officially appears on Bootleg Recordings 1963


2.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2

Album Officially appears on Bootleg Recordings 1963


3.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


4.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 4

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


5.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5

Album Officially appears on Bootleg Recordings 1963


6.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 6

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


7.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 7

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


8.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 8

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


9.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 9

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


10.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 10

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


11.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 11

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


12.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 12

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


13.

From Me To You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 13

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


14.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1

Album Officially appears on Bootleg Recordings 1963


15.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


16.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


17.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 4

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


18.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5

Album Officially appears on Bootleg Recordings 1963


19.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 6

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


20.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 7

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


21.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 8

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


22.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 9

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


23.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 10

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


24.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 11

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


25.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 12

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


26.

Thank You Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 13

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


27.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1

Album Officially appears on Bootleg Recordings 1963


28.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2

Album Officially appears on Bootleg Recordings 1963


29.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3

Album Bootlegged on With The Beatles - Studio Sessions - Back To Basics


30.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 4


31.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5

The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn

The definitive guide for every Beatles recording sessions from 1962 to 1970.

We owe a lot to Mark Lewisohn for the creation of those session pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details - the number of takes for each song, who contributed what, a description of the context and how each session went, various photographies... And an introductory interview with Paul McCartney!

Staff

Musicians

Paul McCartney:
bass guitar, vocals
Ringo Starr:
drums
John Lennon:
vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
George Harrison:
harmony vocals, lead guitar

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
Richard Langham:
Second Engineer

About

From Anthology 1:

Pre-dating the version on the Let It Be album by six years, this recording sequence of One After 909 was taped toward the end of the session in which the Beatles cut From Me To You and Thank You Girl, the A- and B-sides of their third single. Despite putting down five takes, however, the Beatles failed to achieve an entirely satisfactory recording of One After 909 in this session, leaving the job unfinished and unissued.

The sequence presented here comprises Take 3, which broke down, followed by a short extract of Take 4 before it too broke down, and the beginning of Take 5, which was an edit piece from the guitar solo onwards. Finally, by editing them together, we hear how 4 and 5 could have been made into a master.

The breakdown of Take 3 provides fine aural evidence of the incredibly hectic schedule endured by the Beatles in 1962/63. The finger points to Paul who complains that he doesn’t have his plectrum, and the voice of road manager Neil Aspinall is then heard, indicating that Paul didn’t instruct him to bring in his suitcase. The previous night the Beatles had been performing at a ballroom in St. Helens, just outside Liverpool. But the morning of the recording session found them 200 miles south, on photographic assignments at EMI house, on the street of London and on the steps outside Abbey Road studio. Then came the important recording session in the afternoon and evening followed by a swift return north for a BBC radio appearance in Manchester the next day, 6 March.

Last updated on July 9, 2017


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