Mixing "Hey Jude"

Friday, August 2, 1968 • For The Beatles

Part of

"The Beatles" (aka the White Album) sessions

May 30 - Oct 18, 1968 • Songs recorded during this session appear on The Beatles (Mono)

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Hey Jude / Revolution 7" Single.
Trident Studios, London, UK

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The recording of “Hey Jude” was completed during the previous day’s session. On this day, still at Trident Studios, The Beatles started mixing it.

The session lasted from 2 pm to 1:30 am. Only three stereo mixes were made during that time, the last one being considered the best. However, those stereo mixes would not be used. “Hey Jude” would be mixed in stereo on December 5, 1969, for inclusion on the eponym US album, released in February 1970.

From The Beatles Monthly Book, September 1968, N°62:

[…] The next day we went back to Trident to do the final “remix” job on the tapes and by Friday afternoon we had the first rough discs, the advance acetates as they are called, back up at the Apple offices for everyone to hear.

Mal Evans

Work on the mono mix would start on August 6, still at Trident Studios.

Last updated on August 22, 2021

Songs recorded


Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 1 from take 1


Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 2 from take 1


Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 3 from take 1


Production staff

George Martin:
Barry Sheffield:

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