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Friday, November 17, 1967

Mixing "I Am The Walrus"

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Last updated on April 19, 2023

Master session


  • Recording studio: EMI Studios, Room 53, Abbey Road


Master release


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

I Am The Walrus” was mixed in stereo on November 6, 1967. During the session to create the mono mix on September 29, a live feed from the BBC Third Programme’s radio performance of William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy Of King Lear” was inserted into Remix Mono 22 rather than on the multi-track tape. As a result, it could not be duplicated in true stereo. To solve the problem, a true stereo mix (named Remix Stereo 6) was used for the first 2’03” of the song and combined with Remix Mono 22 for the latter part of the song which contained the live radio feed, with a mock stereo effect applied to it. This edit was named RS7.

On this day, from 10 am to 1:15 pm, a new stereo remix of Take 17 was made and named Remix Stereo 25. This new mix included a six-beat introduction rather than four and was used for the first 2’03” of the song. It was then edited to RS7 to create the released stereo version.

Session activities

  1. I Am The Walrus

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

    Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 25 from take 17

  2. I Am The Walrus

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

    Editing • Editing of stereo remixes 25 and 7

    AlbumOfficially released on Magical Mystery Tour (US LP - Stereo)


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