Mixing "Hello, Goodbye"

Wednesday, November 15, 1967 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Magical Mystery Tour (US LP - Mono) LP.
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Songs recorded


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

Staff

Production staff

Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Richard Lush:
Second Engineer

About

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.

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