The Paul McCartney Project

Recording and mixing "Julia", "Dear Prudence", "Wild Honey Pie", "Back In The U.S.S.R.", "Blackbird"

Oct 13, 1968 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the The Beatles (Mono) Official album.
Timeline See what happened in October 1968
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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Songs recorded


1.

Julia

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


2.

Julia

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2


3.

Julia

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3


4.

Julia

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 1 from take 3


5.

Dear Prudence

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 1 from take 1


6.

Wild Honey Pie

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 1 from take 1


7.

Wild Honey Pie

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 2 from take 1


8.

Back in the U.S.S.R.

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 1 from take 6


9.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 1 from take 32


10.

Julia

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 1 from take 3


11.

Dear Prudence

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 1 from take 1


12.

Dear Prudence

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 2 from take 1


13.

Dear Prudence

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 3 from take 1


14.

Dear Prudence

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 4 from take 1


15.

Dear Prudence

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 5 from take 1


16.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 10 from take 32

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!

Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Ken Scott:
Engineer
John Smith:
Second Engineer

About

From Anthology 3 liner notes:

John’s gentle ballad Julia – it was his late mother’s name – was quickly and simply recorded on a four-track machine as the 32nd and final new song for the White Album. He performed it solo but was bolstered in his endeavours by Paul, up in the studio two control room, communicating with him by way of the talkback key. Take 2, featured here, is mostly instrumental, John attempting to capture the definitive acoustic guitar track. It broke down, but the next try, Take 3, would prove to be the master, and it was on to this that he overdubbed the vocal track.

Last updated on May 13, 2017


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