The Paul McCartney Project

Recording "I'm The Walrus"

Sep 05, 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 One, Abbey Road

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From Anthology 2 liner notes, about take 16:

Lacking at this juncture the many overdubs and effects that would turn it into perhaps the most compelling master ever issued by the Beatles this is Take 16 of I Am The Walrus, the basic track on to which all the extras were added.

Using this recording as his reference, George Martin wrote the string and backing vocal arrangement that not only was sympathetic to John Lennon’s composition but enhanced it in a most dramatic fashion.

Last updated on May 8, 2017

Songs recorded


1.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


2.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2


3.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3


4.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 4


5.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5


6.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 6


7.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 7


8.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 8


9.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 9


10.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 10


11.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 11


12.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 12


13.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 13


14.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 14


15.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 15


16.

I Am The Walrus

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 16

Album Officially appears on Anthology 2

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
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Ken Scott:
Second Engineer
Richard Lush:
Second Engineer

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