- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Magical Mystery Tour (US LP - Mono) LP.
- EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road
- EMI Studios, Room 53, Abbey Road
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On this day, two sessions took place. The first session, which ran from 10 am to 1 pm, was dedicated to creating new mono mixes of “All You Need Is Love” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” for the upcoming “Yellow Submarine” animated film.
The new mono mix of “All You Need Is Love” was titled Remix Mono 11 and had a duration of 3 minutes and 44 seconds, 13 seconds shorter than the original mono single. The mix of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” was labelled as Remix Mono 20.
In the second session, which lasted from 2:30 to 6 pm, The Beatles began by recording a brief tape of sound effects from the Abbey Road archive, which would also be used in the “Yellow Submarine” film. Although it was a one-time recording, the tape was given the designation of Take 20. Afterwards, the band focused their efforts on “Hello, Goodbye” and “The Fool On The Hill.“
“Hello, Goodbye” was initially recorded on October 2 and October 19, with the addition of some violas on October 20. On October 25, some tape reductions of Take 16 were made to free up a track for Paul McCartney to record his bass part.
However, Paul was unsatisfied with the result and decided to re-record his bass part. Four attempts were made on this day to create new tape reductions of Take 16, numbered Takes 22 to 25.
The following day, November 2, Paul added his new bass part onto Take 22, which was the final version used in the song.
The flute overdubs were recorded separately onto a distinct tape, which meant that the mixing process required two four-track machines to run in sync. This technique was used on October 25 to create the mono mix and was repeated on this day to create the stereo mix.
Five attempts at creating the stereo mix, numbered RS1 to RS5, were done. Eventually, remix 5 was deemed the best, and like the mono mix, was edited down to 3 minutes.
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