The Paul McCartney Project

"I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy" session #1

Oct 17, 1963 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy 7" Single.
Timeline See what happened in October 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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Songs recorded


1.

The Beatles' Christmas Record

Recording • Unknown number of takes

Album Bootlegged on The Beatles Christmas Album


2.

You Really Got A Hold On Me

Written by Smokey Robinson

Recording • Take 12


3.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


4.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2


5.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3


6.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 4


7.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5


8.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 6


9.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 7


10.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 8


11.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 9


12.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 10


13.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 11


14.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 12


15.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 13


16.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 14


17.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 15


18.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 16


19.

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 17


20.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


21.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2


22.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3


23.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 4


24.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5


25.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 6


26.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 7


27.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 8


28.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 9


29.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 10


30.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 11

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


31.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 12

Album Officially appears on Free As A Bird


32.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 13

Album Officially appears on Free As A Bird


33.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 14


34.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 15


35.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 16


36.

This Boy

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 17

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:
rhythm guitar, vocals
George Harrison:
vocals, lead guitar

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Second Engineer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

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