Mixing "All You Need Is Love"

Wednesday, June 21, 1967 • For The Beatles

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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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

Songs recorded


All You Need Is Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 1 from take 10


All You Need Is Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Demo remix


Production staff

George Martin:
Geoff Emerick:
Phil McDonald:
Second Engineer
Malcolm Addey:
Richard Lush:
Second Engineer

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