Recording and mixing "I Want To Tell You", mixing "Yellow Submarine"

Friday, June 3, 1966 • For The Beatles

Part of


Recording "Revolver"

April 6 - June 22, 1966 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Revolver (UK Mono)

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

Master release


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About

This was the 26th day of the recording sessions for the “Revolver” album.

The previous day, The Beatles had started recording the George Harrison-penned song, “I Want To Tell You“, under the working title “Laxton’s Superb“.

On this day, they completed the recording of this track, by adding Paul McCartney’s bass part onto take 4. The working title changed during that session, from “Laxton’s Superb“ to “I Don’t Know“.

Four mono mixes were then created, with ADT (artificial double-tracking) applied to George’s lead vocals and the handclaps played by the four Beatles. Remix Mono 1 was deemed the best and released on “Revolver“.

I Want To Tell You” would be mixed in stereo on June 21, 1966.


Yellow Submarine” had been recorded on May 26, 1966, and June 1. The first mono mix had been created on June 2. On this day, five mono mixes were created, with Remix Mono 5 considered the best. RM5 was released on “Revolver“.

Yellow Submarine” would be mixed in stereo on June 22, 1966.


This session, which started at 7 pm, ended at 2:30 am.

Last updated on October 20, 2022

Songs recorded


1.

I Want To Tell You

Written by George Harrison

Recording • SI onto take 4


2.

I Want To Tell You

Written by George Harrison

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 1 from take 4

Album Officially released on Revolver (UK Mono)


3.

I Want To Tell You

Written by George Harrison

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 2 from take 4


4.

I Want To Tell You

Written by George Harrison

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 3 from take 4


5.

I Want To Tell You

Written by George Harrison

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 4 from take 4


6.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 1 from take 5


7.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 2 from take 5


8.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 3 from take 5


9.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 4 from take 5


10.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 5 from take 5

Album Officially released on Revolver (UK Mono)

Staff

Musicians on "I Want To Tell You"

Production staff

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

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