Mixing "Paperback Writer"

Monday, October 31, 1966 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the A Collection of Beatles Oldies (Stereo) LP.
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Songs recorded


1.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 1 from take 2


2.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 2 from take 2


3.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 3 from take 2

Album Officially released on A Collection of Beatles Oldies (Stereo)

Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Phil McDonald:
Second Engineer

About

This session was the first of four mixing sessions to create missing stereo versions of some Beatles’ songs, for inclusion on the compilation “A Collection of Beatles Oldies” (released in December 1966). The three other sessions were held on November 7, November 8 and November 10. None of those sessions was attended by The Beatles.


On this day, George Martin had planned to mix “Paperback Writer“, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You” in three hours. However, two hours (from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm) were required to mix “Paperback Writer” alone, so work on the other tracks was deferred.

Paperback Writer” had been recorded on April 13 and 14, 1966, and mixed in mono on April 14.


BEST COLLECTION EVER

Parlophone are to release a special Beatles album in time for the Christmas rush. Titled “Oldies”, it must contain the most fantastic collection of hit tunes ever to be gathered together in two long grooves. The only title which has not been released before in this country is “Bad Boy”, an up-tempo number written by Larry Williams. It was recorded at E.M.I., St. John’s Wood, on May 10th, 1965, and was released on Capitol Record’s album, “Beatles Six”. Full list of titles and original release dates: “She Loves You” (August 1963), “From Me To You” (April 1963), “We Can Work It out” (December 1965), “Help” (July 1965), “Michelle” (From “Rubber Soul”, L.P. December 1965), “Yesterday” (From “Help”, L.P. August 1965), “I Feel Fine” (November 1964), “Yellow Submarine” (August 1966), “Can’t Buy Me Love” (March 1964), “Bad Boy” (December 1966), “Day Tripper” (December 1965), “A Hard Day’s Night” (July 1964), “Ticket To Ride” (April 1965), “Paperback Writer” (June 1966), “Eleanor Rigby” (August 1966), “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (November 1963).

From Beatles Monthly Book – December 1966
From Beatles Monthly Book – December 1966

Last updated on January 27, 2023

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