The Paul McCartney Project

Recording and mixing "I'm The Walrus", recording "The Fool On The Hill", "Blue Jay Way"

Sep 06, 1967 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Magical Mystery Tour (Mono) Official album.
Timeline More from year 1967
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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From Anthology 2 liner notes:

Three weeks before he recorded it for disc release on Magical Mystery Tour, Paul taped a piano/vocal demo of his latest song. Taking as long to achieve as it sounds – less than three minutes – he sat at the studio piano, playing and singing live. The result is far from the sound of the final master (indeed Paul hadn’t yet fleshed out a full lyric) but it has a charm of its own and a nicely sent-up ending.

Last updated on May 8, 2017

Songs recorded


1.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Tape copying • Tape reduction take 16 into take 17


2.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • SI onto take 17


3.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 1 from take 17


4.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 2 from take 17


5.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 3 from take 17


6.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 4 from take 17


7.

The Fool On The Hill

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1

Album Officially released on Anthology 2


8.

Blue Jay Way

Written by George Harrison

Recording • Take 1

Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Ken Scott:
Second Engineer

The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn

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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