Mixing "I Me Mine", "Across The Universe" for the "Get Back" album (4th compilation)

Monday, January 5, 1970 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Let It Be (Limited Edition) LP.
Timeline More from year 1970
Studio:
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Some songs from this session appear on:


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About

In December 1969 (on the 15th and on the 21st), Glyn Johns started working on a new version of the “Get Back” LP. His previous attempts had been rejected, but he was asked to give it another try and make sure the album was aligned with the content of the upcoming documentary by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, which was now near completion.

On this day, he continued this effort in a session that lasted from 7 pm to 11:30 pm. He started by mixing take 16 of “I Me Mine“, recorded by the Beatles (minus John Lennon) on January 3.

He likely also worked on a stereo mix of “Across The Universe” based on the February 1968 tapes. He left out the backing vocals from The Beatles and from Gayleen Pease and Lizzie Bravo, two fans invited to the session. This stripped-down mix was released on the “Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset)” released in 2021.

Another session on January 8 would be required for Glyn Johns to complete his work on the “Get Back” LP.


Olympic studio tape box notations for Glyn Johns’ compilation 4 – From THE SOURCE – “Get Back” – Glyn John’s Compilation 4 (beatlesource.com)
Olympic studio tape box notations for Glyn Johns’ compilation 4 – From THE SOURCE – “Get Back” – Glyn John’s Compilation 4 (beatlesource.com)

About Glyn Johns’ “Get Back” compilations

A few months after the end of the “Get Back” sessions, engineer/producer Glyn Johns was given the task of compiling an actual album. Glyn made four different variants of the album, two of them having been considered for release at some point.

Compilation 1 – January 1969Compilation 2 – Early May 1969Compilation 3 – Late May 1969Compilation 4 – January 1970
Mixed:
Late January 1969
Mixed:
February 5, 1969
March-May, 1969
March 4, 1969
April 3, 1969
April 4, 1969
April 7, 1969
May 2, 1969
May 7, 1969
May 9, 1969
Mixed:
May 15, 1969
May 28, 1969
Additional recording:
January 3, 1970
January 8, 1970

Mixed:
December 15, 1969
December 21, 1969
January 5, 1970
Side one

1. Get Back
2. The Walk
3. Let It Be
4. Teddy Boy
5. Two Of Us

Side two

6. Don’t Let Me Down
7. I’ve Got A Feeling
8. The Long And Winding Road
9. For You Blue
10. Dig A Pony
11. Get Back
Side one

1. One After 909
2. Rocker
3. Save the Last Dance for Me
4. Don’t Let Me Down
5. Dig a Pony
6. I’ve Got a Feeling
7. Get Back

Side two

8. For You Blue
9. Teddy Boy
10. Two of Us
11. Maggie Mae
12. Dig It
13. Let It Be
14. The Long and Winding Road
15. Get Back (reprise)
Side one

1. One After 909
2. Rocker
3. Save the Last Dance for Me
4. Don’t Let Me Down
5. Dig a Pony
6. I’ve Got a Feeling
7. Get Back

Side two

8. For You Blue
9. Teddy Boy
10. Two of Us
11. Maggie Mae
12. Dig It
13. Let It Be
14. The Long and Winding Road
15. Get Back (reprise)
Side one

1. One After 909
2. Rocker
3. Save the Last Dance for Me
4. Don’t Let Me Down
5. Dig a Pony
6. I’ve Got a Feeling
7. Get Back
8. Let It Be

Side two

9. For You Blue
10. Two of Us
11. Maggie Mae
12. Dig It
13. The Long and Winding Road
14. I Me Mine
15. Across the Universe
16. Get Back (reprise)

Last updated on December 7, 2021

Songs recorded


1.

I Me Mine

Written by George Harrison

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 1 from take 16


2.

Across The Universe

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 3 from take 8

Album Officially released on Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset)


3.

Master tape banding and compilation for GetBack LP

Mixing

Staff

Production staff

Glyn Johns:
Producer, engineer

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