Recording "Doctor Robert"

Tuesday, April 19, 1966 • For The Beatles

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

Songs recorded


1.

Doctor Robert

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • SI onto take 7


2.

Doctor Robert

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 1 from take 7


3.

Doctor Robert

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 2 from take 7


4.

Doctor Robert

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 3 from take 7

Staff

Musicians on "Doctor Robert"

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Lead vocals
George Harrison:
Backing vocals

Production staff

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

About

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

On April 17, 1966, The Beatles started recording John Lennon’s track “Doctor Robert“. All instruments were recorded at the end of this session. On this day, from 2:30 pm to 10:30 pm, they completed “Doctor Robert” by recording all the vocals.

John Lennon added his lead vocals to Take 7, and backing vocals were added by John, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

Three mono mixes were then made, making use of ADT (artificial double tracking) applied to George’s guitar and John’s vocals. However, none of those mixes would be released. “Doctor Robert” would be mixed in mono on May 12, 1966 (for its US release) and on June 21 (for its UK release), and in stereo on May 20.

Last updated on October 14, 2022

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