Mixing "Your Mother Should Know", recording "Hello, Goodbye"

Monday, October 2, 1967 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Magical Mystery Tour (Mono) Official album.
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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About

On October 2 it was time to get going on “Hello, Goodbye”. Work on this recording was spread over quite a few weeks because all the four boys were busy editing and doing other jobs connected with the “Magical Mystery Tour” film. You already know that Paul is the lead singer on “Hello, Goodbye” with George joining him and John to supply the answering voices. Those spiky, metallic guitar chords are played by John and George. Session men added the sound of two violas. Paul is on the piano and extra percussion rhythm instruments like bongos and conga drums were brought in towards the end for the Maori finale! Incidentally, sessions were delayed a couple of days in October when Paul got a swollen face caused by a hole in one of his teeth. But he’s O.K. now!

Mal Evans – From the Beatles Monthly Book, N°54, January 1968

Last updated on September 13, 2021

Songs recorded


1.

Your Mother Should Know

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 21 from take 52


2.

Your Mother Should Know

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 22 from take 52


3.

Your Mother Should Know

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 23 from take 52


4.

Your Mother Should Know

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 24 from take 52


5.

Your Mother Should Know

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 25 from take 52


6.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


7.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2


8.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3


9.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 4


10.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5


11.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 6


12.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 7


13.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 8


14.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 9


15.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 10


16.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 11


17.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 12


18.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 13


19.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 14


20.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Tape copying • Tape reduction take 14 into take 15


21.

Hello Goodbye

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Tape copying • Tape reduction take 14 into take 16

Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Ken Scott:
Engineer
Graham Kirkby:
Second engineer

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