Mixing "Get Back"

Wednesday, March 26, 1969 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (UK - Mono) 7" Single.
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Master release

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Came March 1969 and The Beatles or EMI were keen to release a new single (their last one was “Hey Jude / Revolution” released in August 1968).

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, four mono mixes of the song “Get Back“, recorded during the “Get Back” sessions in January 1969, were made, and acetates were cut for the group to listen to.

New mono mixes would be made on April 3 and yet again on April 7, before the UK release on April 11, 1969.

Last updated on December 10, 2021

Songs recorded


Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 1


Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 2


Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 3


Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 4


Production staff

George Martin:
Jeff Jarratt:

Going further

The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn

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