Mixing "Got To Get You Into My Life"

Monday, June 20, 1966 • For The Beatles

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

Songs recorded


Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Tape copy of remix 7 into remix 8 with SI added from take 8

Album Officially released on Revolver (UK Mono)


Production staff

George Martin:
Geoff Emerick:
Phil McDonald:
Second Engineer


Got To Get You Into My Life” was recorded at the beginning of the “Revolver” sessions, on April 7811 and May 18, 1966. The last overdub was added on June 17, and four mono mixes were created. But it was thought those mixes could be improved upon, especially the brass section.

On this day, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm, the mono mix released on “Revolver” was created.

During the additional mono remixing of ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’, late at night on 17 June, it was decided that the song’s brass section needed beefing up a little. This was done by making a copy of remix seven (calling it remix eight) and then superimposing, fractionally out of sync, the instruments from the original session tape of the 18 May brass overdub.

From The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions by Mark Lewisohn, 2004

There were only five [brass] players on the session, and when it came time to mix the song, Paul kept saying, ‘I wish we could make the brass sound bigger.’

George Martin replied, ‘Well, there’s no way we’re bringing them back in for another session – we’ve got to get the album wrapped up and there’s no more budget for outside players anyway.’ That’s when I came up with the idea of dubbing the horn track onto a fresh piece of two-track tape, then playing it back alongside the multritrack, but just slightly out of sync, which had the effect of doubling the horns.

Geoff Emerick – From “Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles“, 2006

Got To Get You Into My Life” would be mixed in stereo on June 22, 1966.

Last updated on October 22, 2022

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