Recording and mixing "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"

Saturday, April 1, 1967 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Mono) LP.
Timeline More from year 1967
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

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From Anthology 2 liner notes, about alternate take 5:

Getting very near the end, the Beatles recorded the last new number for Sgt. Pepper just two days before Paul was committed to fly out to America, the sessions over. Possibly for this reason, but also because it was technically less complicated than the other tracks, this final song – the reprise version of the title cut – was started, completed and mixed in a single session, albeit one that didn’t finish until six o’clock the following morning. The master was Take 9, with overdubs – the version here is a basic track, Take 5, with Paul’s guide vocal.

Richard Lush, from ABC News, May 25, 2017:

The reprise I remember fondly because it was just one of those special nights when they were playing great. They were all there together, which didn’t always happen. And we were in a different studio, we were in studio one, which is the main classical studio which normally didn’t have pop music done in it. We built little houses for everybody to be close to each other in. It was just great. The vibe of them playing that night was just fantastic.

Richard Lush

Last updated on May 1, 2021

Songs recorded






5.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5

Album Officially released on Anthology 2






10.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 1 from take 9


11.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 2 from take 9


12.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 3 from take 9


13.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 4 from take 9


14.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 5 from take 9


15.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 6 from take 9


16.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 7 from take 9


17.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 8 from take 9


18.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 9 from take 9

Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Richard Lush:
Second Engineer

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