- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Yellow Submarine (Mono) LP.
- De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios, London, UK
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On this day, The Beatles held a recording session at the independent De Lane Lea Studios. The band was there to record “It’s All Too Much,” a song written by George Harrison, which would be used for the soundtrack of the “Yellow Submarine” animation film.
The recording session was managed by the studio’s in-house engineer, Dave Siddle, and the tape operator, Mike Weighell, as George Martin was absent on this occasion. The band had rehearsed extensively and recorded the rehearsals before proceeding with the actual recording.
The backing track for “It’s All Too Much” was recorded in four takes with George on the organ, John Lennon on distorted electric guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, and Ringo Starr on drums. Take 4, which lasted 8:09, was considered the best and was subjected to overdubs on May 31, still at De Lane Lea Studios.
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