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Wednesday, November 15, 1967

Mixing "Hello, Goodbye"

For The Beatles

Last updated on April 19, 2023

Master session


  • Recording studio: EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


Master releases


Some of the songs worked on during this session were first released on the "Magical Mystery Tour (US LP - Mono)" LP.

On November 10, 1967, The Beatles filmed three promotional videos for the single “Hello, Goodbye”. However, the absence of viola players in the videos violated the Musicians’ Union’s rules against miming, which required that all music be performed live.

To avoid breaking the rules, a new mono mix was created on that day without the viola parts. The modified audio was added to the BBC’s copy of the video, but it was ultimately not shown in the UK because The Beatles’ performance made it clear that they were miming.

The BBC had originally planned to air the video on Top Of The Pops on November 23, but the broadcast was cancelled on November 20 due to the Musicians’ Union’s regulations against miming. To replace the video, the BBC sent cameramen to a session for The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour film on November 21 to gather new footage.

However, on November 23, the show aired footage from The Beatles’ 1964 film “A Hard Day’s Night” instead. Eventually, a combination of footage from the edit suite and still photographs was used in the December 7, 1967 edition of Top Of The Pops.

During this short session, which lasted from 10:30 to 11 am, copies were also made of the final mono mixes for “It’s All Too Much,” “All Together Now,” and “Only A Northern Song” for use in the “Yellow Submarine” animated film.

Session activities

  1. Hello, Goodbye

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

    Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 10 from take 22

  2. It's All Too Much

    Written by George Harrison

    Tape copying • Tape copying of remix mono 1

  3. All Together Now

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

    Tape copying • Tape copying of remix mono 6

  4. Only A Northern Song

    Written by George Harrison

    Tape copying • Tape copying of remix mono 6


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