March - May 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset - SHM - Japanese edition)
- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (UK - Mono) 7" Single.
- Olympic Sound Studios, London
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Why did we spring “Get Back” on the public so suddenly? Well, we’d been talking about it since we recorded it, and we kept saying “that’s a single”. Eventually we got so fed up talking about it, we suddenly said: “O.K. That’s it. Get it out tomorrow”.John Lennon – From New Musical Express, March 3, 1969
On this day, Glyn Johns worked on a new mono mix of “Get Back“, as well as a mono mix of “Don’t Let Me Down“, which would be released as the B-Side of “Get Back“. He also worked on stereo mixes of the two songs (for the stereo release on the US market).
In “The Complete Beatles Chronicle“, Mark Lewisohn indicates that those mixes were done on April 4, 1969. But Kevin Howlett, in the “Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset)“, indicates: “As Paul’s diary confirms, both sides of the single were mixed at Olympic Sound Studio on 3 April 1969“.
However, the mono mix of “Get Back” would be reworked on April 7, 1969.
Last updated on December 10, 2021
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