Mixing "Lady Madonna"

Thursday, February 15, 1968 • For The Beatles

Part of


February 1968 sessions

Feb 03-15, 1968 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (UK - 1968)

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (UK - 1968) 7" Single.
Timeline More from year 1968
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

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About

The recording of “Lady Madonna” was completed on February 6, and two attempts at creating the mono mix were made.

On this day, from 4:30 pm to 6 pm, George Martin, Geoff Emerick, and second engineer Martin Benge made the final mono mix. Eight attempts were made, numbered 3 through 10.

During the mix we would heavily overdo the effects on the vocal and the piano too, making for a distinctive sound.

Geoff Emerick – From “Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles“, 2006

The stereo mix would only be made when required for the inclusion on the Capitol “Hey Jude” compilation, on December 2, 1969.

Last updated on September 17, 2021

Songs recorded


1.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 3 from take 5


2.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 4 from take 5


3.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 5 from take 5


4.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 6 from take 5


5.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 7 from take 5


6.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 8 from take 5


7.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 9 from take 5


8.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 10 from take 5

Album Officially released on Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (UK - 1968)

Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Martin Benge:
Second Engineer

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