"Revolver" Session #24

Thursday, May 19, 1966 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Revolver (UK Mono) LP.
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Master release

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From Facebook, May 19, 2021:

The Beatles’ song ‘For No One’ was completed on this day 55 years ago, with the addition of a French horn overdub played by Alan Civil.⁣

A reduction mix, created on 16 May, had freed up two spare tracks on the four-track tape. Bass guitar and tambourine were added onto the first of these, and the second featured two passages recorded by Civil. Alan Civil was the principal horn player in the Philharmonia Orchestra and paid a session fee of 50 guineas (£52.50) and given a credit on the sleeve of ‘Revolver’, leading to more work and greater recognition for his playing.

From Facebook, May 19, 2021

Last updated on May 19, 2021

Songs recorded


For No One

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • SI onto take 14


Production staff

George Martin:
Geoff Emerick:
Phil McDonald:
Second Engineer

Going further

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!

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