Tape copying "Revolution 9"

Monday, August 26, 1968 • For The Beatles

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

Songs recorded


Revolution 9

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Tape copying • Tape copying of mono copy 2, from edit of remix stereo 2


Production staff

Ken Scott:
John Smith:
Second Engineer


It would have been impossible to make a mono mix of “Revolution 9” equivalent to the stereo mix. So the decision was taken to simply copy the stereo version onto a mono tape. The first version had been done on August 20.

The final mono mix, released on the White album, was made on this day, in a session lasting from 4 pm to 5 pm, without any Beatles or even producer George Martin in the room.

The mono mix of “Revolution 9” was made on August 20th, 1968 in the control room of EMI Studio Three by engineers Ken Scott and John Smith, but not in the usual way. Since the complicated stereo mix could in no way be duplicated for a separate mono mix, a decision was made to create a straightforward dub of the stereo mix that combined both channels into one. This was improved upon, though, on August 26th, 1968, by the same engineering team to ready it for release on the mono pressings of the album.

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