The Paul McCartney Project

Recording Christmas messages and "When I'm Sixty Four"

Dec 06, 1966 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Mono) Official album.
Timeline See what happened in 1966
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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Songs recorded


1.

Christmas Messages for Radio London

Recording • Take 1


2.

Christmas Messages for Radio London

Recording • Take 2


3.

Christmas Messages for Radio Caroline

Recording • Take 1


4.

Christmas Messages for Radio Caroline

Recording • Take 2


5.

When I'm Sixty-Four

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


6.

When I'm Sixty-Four

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2

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The definitive guide for every Beatles recording sessions from 1962 to 1970.

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Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Phil McDonald:
Second Engineer

About

From RollingStone, May 26, 2017:

[…] Work began on “When I’m Sixty-Four on December 6th, 1966, at EMI’s Abbey Road studios, with the Beatles recording a basic rhythm track. Though it had been nearly half a decade since they aired the song at the Cavern, they picked it up fast. “Because the group was already so familiar with the song, the backing track was laid down in just a couple of hours,” engineer Geoff Emerick recalls in his memoir, Here There and Everywhere: Recording the Music of the Beatles. […]

Last updated on June 4, 2017


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