- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the All You Need Is Love / Baby You're A Rich Man (UK) 7" Single.
- EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road
- EMI Studios, Room 53, Abbey Road
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"Our World" satellite broadcast
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On May 18, 1967, Brian Epstein signed a contract for The Beatles to appear as Britain’s representatives on “Our World”, a live television production that would be broadcast internationally via satellite on June 25. For this momentous occasion, The Beatles chose to record “All You Need Is Love”, a track written by John Lennon, and perform parts of it live.
On June 14, 1967, The Beatles began the recording of “All You Need Is Love” at Olympic Sound Studios. On June 19, they resumed work on the track at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, finalizing the basic backing track.
On this day, two mono mixes of Take 10 were produced. The first mix was created by George Martin, engineer Malcolm Addey and second engineer Phil McDonald, between 4:30 and 5 pm.
It is often mentioned that this mix was used as a reference for George Martin’s orchestration of the song. But the orchestra arrangement was written by Mike Vickers between June 17 and June 22, as he remembered in his book “A Week in the Life: working with the Beatles on ‘All You Need Is Love’“. The orchestra began rehearsing on June 23, 1967.
The second mix was carried out from 7 pm to 11:30 pm by George Martin, Geoff Emerick and Richard Lush, and an acetate of this mix was dispatched to Derek Burrell-Davis, who was directing the BBC’s segment of the “Our World” satellite broadcast.
Last updated on April 5, 2023
Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 1 from take 10
Mixing • Mono mixing - Demo remix
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The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn
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The Beatles Recording Reference Manual: Volume 3: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band through Magical Mystery Tour (late 1966-1967)
The third book of this critically - acclaimed series, nominated for the 2019 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) award for Excellence In Historical Recorded Sound, "The Beatles Recording Reference Manual: Volume 3: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band through Magical Mystery Tour (late 1966-1967)" captures the band's most innovative era in its entirety. From the first take to the final remix, discover the making of the greatest recordings of all time. Through extensive, fully-documented research, these books fill an important gap left by all other Beatles books published to date and provide a unique view into the recordings of the world's most successful pop music act.
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