- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane 7" Single.
- EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road
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On January 17, three mono mixes numbered 9 to 11 were created. Remix Mono 11 was deemed the best and a copy was sent to Capitol Records in the US.
However, it was later decided that this mix could be improved upon. On this day, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, three new mono mixes were made, with Mono Remix 14 being deemed the best and the one used for the final mono master version. The main difference between RM11 and RM14 was the exclusion of the trumpet coda played by Dave Mason.
The final task of the day was to make a copy of RM14 to send to Capitol Records in the US. Regrettably, some copies of RM11 would be pressed onto promotional discs and distributed to radio stations, but the correct mix was used for the general release.
“Penny Lane” would only be mixed in stereo on September 30, 1971.
Last updated on February 5, 2023
The definitive guide for every Beatles recording sessions from 1962 to 1970.
We owe a lot to Mark Lewisohn for the creation of those session pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details - the number of takes for each song, who contributed what, a description of the context and how each session went, various photographies... And an introductory interview with Paul McCartney!
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