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Mixing "A Day In The Life", recording "Only A Northern Song"

Feb 13, 1967 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Yellow Submarine (Mono) Official album.
Timeline More from year 1967
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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From Wikipedia:

[…] The Beatles taped the basic track for “Only a Northern Song” at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios on 13 February 1967, during the sessions for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. As was typical with his new compositions, Harrison had yet to give the song a title, so it was instead referred to as “Not Known“. The line-up on the track comprised Harrison on organ, Lennon on tambourine, McCartney on bass and Starr on drums. The band recorded nine takes of the song before selecting take 3 for further work. […]

 

Last updated on May 17, 2017

Songs recorded


1.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 2 from take 7


2.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 3 from take 7


3.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 4 from take 7


4.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 5 from take 7


5.

Only A Northern Song

Written by George Harrison

Recording • Take 1


6.

Only A Northern Song

Written by George Harrison

Recording • Take 2


7.

Only A Northern Song

Written by George Harrison

Recording • Take 3


8.

Only A Northern Song

Written by George Harrison

Recording • Take 4


9.

Only A Northern Song

Written by George Harrison

Recording • Take 5


10.

Only A Northern Song

Written by George Harrison

Recording • Take 6


11.

Only A Northern Song

Written by George Harrison

Recording • Take 7


12.

Only A Northern Song

Written by George Harrison

Recording • Take 8


13.

Only A Northern Song

Written by George Harrison

Recording • Take 9

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Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Richard Lush:
Second engineer

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