Mixing "You Never Give Me Your Money"

Wednesday, August 13, 1969 • For The Beatles

Part of


"Abbey Road" sessions

Feb 22 - Aug 25, 1969 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Abbey Road

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Abbey Road LP.
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Master release


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About

You Never Give Me Your Money” was completed during this mixing session, which took place in the control room of EMI Studio Two from 2:30 pm to 9:15 pm.

On July 30, a reduction mix of “You Never Give Me Your Money” take 30 had been made and named take 40, and had received overdubs of backing vocals. On July 31, Paul McCartney had returned to take 30 to record some bass and piano overdubs.

On this day, it was decided that the final stereo mix would be an edit of take 30 and take 40. Eight attempts at this edit and stereo mix were made – numbered 20 to 27. In the end, remix 23 was deemed the best.

The first attempt at crossfading “You Never Give Me Your Money” into “Sun King” would be done on the following day, August 14, 1969.

Last updated on December 27, 2021

Songs recorded


1.

You Never Give Me Your Money

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 20 from take 30


2.

You Never Give Me Your Money

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 21 from take 30


3.

You Never Give Me Your Money

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 22 from take 30


4.

You Never Give Me Your Money

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 23 from take 30

Album Officially released on Abbey Road


5.

You Never Give Me Your Money

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 24 from take 30


6.

You Never Give Me Your Money

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 25 from take 30


7.

You Never Give Me Your Money

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 26 from take 30


8.

You Never Give Me Your Money

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 27 from take 30

Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Phil McDonald:
Engineer
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer

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