Recording "Got To Get You Into My Life"

Friday, April 8, 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.
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Master release

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This was the third day of recording the “Revolver” album, continuing the work done on Paul McCartney’s “Got To Get You Into My Lifethe previous day.

Five takes had been recorded so far, in an acoustic vein. On this day, from 2:30 pm to 9 pm, The Beatles started from scratch, recording three takes (numbered takes 6 to 8), with Paul McCartney on bass, John Lennon on organ, George Harrison on electric guitar, and Ringo Starr on drums.

Recorded with frequency control (varispeed) at a slower than normal tape speed, the backing track played back a semitone higher in pitch as well as faster than the original performance.

From The Beatles Recording Reference Manual – Volume 2 – Help! through Revolver (1965-1966) by Jerry Hammack, 2021

Take 8 was now deemed the best and would become the basis of the final released version. Work on “Got To Get You Into My Life” would continue on April 11, 1966.

From Recording of Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles History ( – Phil McDonald’s notes on his work in the studio, April 6-8, 1966.

Last updated on October 22, 2023

Songs recorded


Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 6


Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 7


Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 8

Album Officially released on Revolver (Super Deluxe - 2022)


Musicians on "Got To Get You Into My Life"

Paul McCartney:
Ringo Starr:
John Lennon:
George Harrison:
Electric guitar

Production staff

George Martin:
Geoff Emerick:
Phil McDonald:
Second Engineer

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The Beatles Recording Reference Manual - Volume 2 - Help! through Revolver (1965-1966)

The second book of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)-nominated series, "The Beatles Recording Reference Manual: Volume 2: Help! through Revolver (1965-1966)" follows the evolution of the band from the end of Beatlemania with "Help!" through the introspection of "Rubber Soul" up to the sonic revolution of "Revolver". From the first take to the final remix, discover the making of the greatest recordings of all time.

Through extensive, fully-documented research, these books fill an important gap left by all other Beatles books published to date and provide a unique view into the recordings of the world's most successful pop music act.

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