The Paul McCartney Project

"Help!" Session #6

Feb 20, 1965 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Help! (Mono) Official album.
Timeline See what happened in 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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Songs recorded


1.

If You've Got Trouble

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 1


2.

Tell Me What You See

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 4


3.

You're Going to Lose That Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 3

Album Officially appears on Help! (Mono)


4.

That Means a Lot

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1

Album Officially appears on Anthology 2


5.

That Means a Lot

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Tape reduction take 1 into take 2


6.

That Means a Lot

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • SI onto take 2


7.

That Means a Lot

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 1


8.

You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing from take 9

Album Officially appears on Help! (Mono)

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

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
Ken Scott:
Second Engineer

About

From Anthology 2 liner notes:

Within two days of recording If You’ve Got Trouble, the Beatles taped a further number for the Help! movie that would also remain unissued. Indeed, they made two concerted attempts at recording Paul’s That Means A Lot, dedicating five hours to the task on 20 February […] and then cutting a re-make on 30 March. But it was all to no avail. “We thought we’d give it to somebody who could sing it well,” John Lennon told the New Musical Express soon after the Beatles decided to relinquish the song, indicating P J Proby, the era’s most controversial singer, whose exclusive version was issued in September 1965 and reached 24 on the same paper’s singles chart.

Last updated on May 26, 2016


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