- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Revolver (UK Mono) LP.
- EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road
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This was the last session for the “Revolver” album. The Beatles and the engineering team had to complete the album on this day, as The Beatles were to fly to Munich on the following day, to start their German tour.
The session began at 7 pm and finished at 1.30 am the next morning. During this final session, mono and stereo mixes of six songs were made to complete the album.
Two mono mixes of “Eleanor Rigby” (labelled Remix Mono 4 and 5) were made from take 15. RM5 was the one released.
With those mono mixes completed, the mono album was ready to be banded and mastered, ahead of its August 5 release.
The second half of the session was devoted to stereo mixes.
“Eleanor Rigby“, “She Said She Said” and “Good Day Sunshine” were each mixed in a single attempt.
Two stereo mixes of “Yellow Submarine” were created from take 5. Remix Stereo 2 served as the stereo version released.
Six stereo mixes of “Tomorrow Never Knows” were then created from take 3. Remix Stereo 6 was considered the best and was the one released.
The session ended with one stereo mix of “Got To Get You Into My Life“.
Incredibly, Revolver had been completed in just over ten weeks (we had most weekends off), with many songs taking only a few hours to get down on tape. It was always a matter of capturing the moment, and when you were working with the Beatles it had to be right. Exhausting as it was, both mentally and physically, it was a good way to work – really, the only way to work.Geoff Emerick – From “Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles“, 2006
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