A Beatles' Recording Timeline: Abracadabra

Revolver, etc.

Back to Rubber Soul '65 |Ahead to Sgt Pepper,Magical Mystery Tour,Yellow Sub '67


MOTHER WORKS: 
o PAPERBACK WRITER c/w RAIN [MONO 45]............................ "PARLOPHONE R 5452"
o REVOLVER  [UK MONO LP] ........................................ "PARLOPHONE PMC 7009"

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ABRACADABRA - 
Recordings from January 1, 1966 to September 4, 1966

01JAN66  John and Cynthia, Paul and Jane, George and Pattie, and Ringo and Maureen continue
a vacation.  All are doing the London scene of parties, clubs, and premieres.

05JAN66  [CTS STUDIOS] DOCTORING THE SHEA STADIUM FILM SOUNDTRACK
_ Overdubbing some recordings of 15AUG65 Shea Stadium concert

21JAN66  George Harrison marries Pattie Boyd.

MAR66  [HOME RECORDING] LENNON DEMOS
_ She Said She Said "Complete 27-minute, 20 rough versions (He Said He Said lyric)"
o She Said She Said "7 takes, apparently a portion of 20-take tape"
o Hold On, I'm Comin'

04MAR66  Lennon's "Bigger Than Jesus Christ" interview published.

25MAR66  The band poses for the LP jacket photo known as "the butcher cover".

06APR66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #1 OF 33
o Tomorrow Never Knows [stereo] "Take 1, ANTH2"
_ Tomorrow Never Knows "Take 2, breakdown"
% Tomorrow Never Knows "Take 3 rhythm track -> OV"

07APR66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #2 OF 33
% Tomorrow Never Knows "SI of tape loops mixed live onto take 3 -> OV"
_ Got To Get You Into My Life "Takes 1-2"
_ Got To Get You Into My Life "Take 3 w/discussion"
_ Got To Get You Into My Life "Take 4"
o Got To Get You Into My Life [stereo] "Take 5 + SI, ANTH2"

08APR66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #3 OF 33
_ Got To Get You Into My Life "Takes 6-7"
% Got To Get You Into My Life "Take 8 rhythm track -> OV"

11APR66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #4 OF 33
% Got To Get You Into My Life "guitar SI onto take 8 -> OV"
_ Love You To "Takes 1-5"
% Love You To "Take 6 -> RM1, reduction mix=take 7, and OV"

13APR66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #5 OF 33
% Love You To "Take 7 -> OV"
% Love You To "SI onto take 7 -> RM1b/RM2/RM3 -> OV"
_ Love You To "unused Paul vocal SI to take 7"
o Paperback Writer "Take 1, breakdown"
% Paperback Writer "Take 2 -> OV"
% Paperback Writer "SIs onto take 2 -> OV"
o Paperback Writer "Take 2, dry untrimmed version of OV"

14APR66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #6 OF 33
% Paperback Writer "vocal and instrumental SIs to Take 2 -> OV"
_ Rain "Takes 1-4"
% Rain "Take 5"

16APR66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #7 OF 33
% Rain "Take 6 = reduction of take 5 + SIs -> take 7"
% Rain "Take 7 -> OV"
_ Rain "Take 8"

17APR66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #8 OF 33
_ Dr. Robert "Takes 1-6"
% Dr. Robert "Take 7 backing track <2:56 complete> -> OV"

19APR66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #9 OF 33
% Dr. Robert "vocal SI onto tk 7, -> OV"

20APR66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #10 OF 33
% And Your Bird Can Sing "Take 1, rhythm track of tk 2"
o And Your Bird Can Sing "Take 2 w/giggle SI, ANTH2"
_ Taxman "Takes 1-4 and discussion"

21APR66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #11 OF 33
_ Taxman (remake) "Takes 1-10"
o Taxman (remake) "Take 11 + SIs, ANTH2"
% Taxman (remake) "Take 11 -> OV"

22APR66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #12 OF 33
% Taxman (remake) "Take 12 = reduction of take 11 -> ov"
% Taxman (remake) "SIs onto take 12 -> ov"
% Tomorrow Never Knows "vocal and instrumental SI onto tk3 -> OV"
X Tomorrow Never Knows (forgery) "Alt mix bootlegged from Lost Lennon Tapes"

26APR66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #13 OF 33 -- RE-MAKE SESSION 
_ And Your Bird Can Sing "Takes 3-5"
% And Your Bird Can Sing "Take 6, ending -> ov"
_ And Your Bird Can Sing "Takes 7-9"
% And Your Bird Can Sing "Take 10 -> ov"
_ And Your Bird Can Sing "Takes 12-13"
o AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING [stereo] "SI onto tk10 +tk6 edit, OV Revolver CD"

27APR66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #14 OF 33
_ I'm Only Sleeping "Takes 1-11"

28APR66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #15 OF 33
_ Eleanor Rigby "Takes 1-13"
o Eleanor Rigby "Take 14 OM strings, ANTH2"
% Eleanor Rigby "Takes 14-15 -> OV"

29APR66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #16 OF 33
_ Eleanor Rigby "SI onto tk15"
o I'm Only Sleeping (remake) "rehearsal, ANTH2"
o I'm Only Sleeping (remake) "Take 1, ANTH2"
_ I'm Only Sleeping (remake) "tks 2-5" or just SIs?

05MAY66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #17 OF 33
_ I'm Only Sleeping "guitar SIs to 11"

06MAY66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #18 OF 33
_ I'm Only Sleeping "SIs and Take 12"
o I'M ONLY SLEEPING [stereo] "Take 13, OV Revolver CD"
o I'm Only Sleeping [stereo] "Yesterday And Today stereo mix"
o I'm Only Sleeping [mono] "Yesterday And Today mono mix"

09MAY66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #19 OF 33
o For No One "Rehearsal and Take 1, instr'l"
o For No One "Take 2, breakdown"
_ For No One "Takes 3-9"
% For No One "Take 10 -> ov"

16MAY66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #20 OF 33
o TAXMAN [stereo] "SI to tk12, OV Revolver CD"
o For No One "Vocal SI onto tk10, monitor mix"
o For No One "Vocal SI onto tk10, monitor mix"

18MAY66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #21 OF 33
_ Got To Get You Into My Life "SIs, Takes 9-11"
o Got To Get You Into My Life "0:20 from Anth Int'l video"

19MAY66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #22 OF 33
o For No One "Take 10 w/alternate french horn overdub, monitor mix"
o FOR NO ONE [stereo] "OV Revolver CD"

19-20MAY66  PROMO FILMING: LIPSYNCH TO PAPERBACK WRITER/RAIN [VIDEO]
There are supposed to be multiple versions of these videos.
o Video: Paperback Writer (lipsynch)
o Video: Rain (lipsynch)

26MAY66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #23 OF 33
_ Yellow Submarine "Takes 1-3"
% Yellow Submarine "Takes 4-5 -> ov"

01JUN66  EMI SOUND EFFECTS SESSION -- REVOLVER SESSION #24 OF 33
% Yellow Submarine "SI onto take 5 -> OV"
o Yellow Submarine [stereo] "Real Love/ANTH edit remix w/spoken intro, a chimera"

02JUN66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #25 OF 33
_ I Want To Tell You "Takes 1-2 and 4'"
% I Want To Tell You "Take 3 and reduction Take 4 -> ov"

03JUN66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #26 OF 33
o I WANT TO TELL YOU [stereo] "SI onto tk4, OV Revolver CD"

06JUN66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #27 OF 33
o ELEANOR RIGBY [stereo] "SI to tk 15, OV Revolver CD"

08JUN66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #28 OF 33
% Good Day Sunshine "Take 1 -> ov"
_ Good Day Sunshine "Takes 2-3"

09JUN66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #29 OF 33
o GOOD DAY SUNSHINE [stereo] "SIs to tk1, OV Revolver CD"


10JUN66  =MOTHER RELEASE= PAPERBACK WRITER c/w RAIN [MONO 45] "PARLOPHONE R 5452"
o PAPERBACK WRITER c/w RAIN [MONO 45]
     o PAPERBACK WRITER [MONO 45]
     o RAIN [MONO 45] "Take 7, RM3/16APR66"

==Alternate mixes and masters==
o Paperback Writer [stereo] "SI to tk 2, OV 45 as on Past Masters"
o Paperback Writer [stereo] "ov, 45 on Hey Jude LP etc, remix of OV"
o Paperback Writer [stereo] "alternate mix for Abbey Road Show"
o Rain [stereo] "02DEC69 mix, OV as on Past Masters"
o Rain [stereo] "alternate mix for Abbey Road Show"


14JUN66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #30 OF 33
_ Here, There And Everywhere "Takes 1-4"

16JUN66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #31 OF 33
_ Here, There And Everywhere "Takes 5-13"
o Here, There And Everywhere "Take 14 Monitor mix"

17JUN66  EMI REVOLVER SESSION #32 OF 33
o HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE [stereo] "SI onto tk 14, OV Revolver CD"
o Here, There And Everywhere "Real Love/ANTH edit from tk 7 and SIs to 13"
o GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE [stereo] "SI onto tk9, OV Revolver CD"

21JUN66  [EMI] REVOLVER SESSION #33 OF 33
_ She Said She Said "Takes 1-2"
% She Said She Said "Takes 3-4 -> ov"
% She Said She Said "SI onto Take 4 -> ov"

23JUN66  First concert of final world concert tour (Hamburg).

30JUN66  CONCERT: NIPPON BUDOKAN HALL, TOKYO, EVENING SHOW [VIDEO]
o Concert video
[mono]
o Rock And Roll Music "ANTH2"
o She's A Woman "ANTH2"
o If I Needed Someone
o Day Tripper
o Baby's In Black
o I Feel Fine
o Yesterday
o I Wanna Be Your Man
o Nowhere Man
o Paperback Writer
o I'm Down

01JUL66  CONCERT: NIPPON BUDOKAN HALL, TOKYO [VIDEO]
o Concert video

05JUL66  The world tour pauses.

JUL66  LONE BEATLE PAUL: CLIFF BENNETT AND THE REBEL ROUSERS SESSION
McCartney on piano.
o Got To Get You Into My Life


05AUG66  =MOTHER RELEASE= REVOLVER  [UK MONO LP] "PARLOPHONE PMC 7009"
o REVOLVER  [UK MONO LP]
SIDE ONE
 o TAXMAN  [UK Mono LP track] "Edit/mix 21JUN66
 o ELEANOR RIGBY  [UK Mono LP track]
 o I'M ONLY SLEEPING  [UK Mono LP track]
 o LOVE YOU TO  [UK Mono LP track] "Edit of Take 7 RM1/2/3 
 o HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE  [UK Mono LP track]
 o YELLOW SUBMARINE  [UK Mono LP track]
 o SHE SAID SHE SAID  [UK Mono LP track]
SIDE TWO
 o GOOD DAY SUNSHINE  [UK Mono LP track]
 o AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING  [UK Mono LP track]
 o FOR NO ONE  [UK Mono LP track]
 o DR. ROBERT  [UK Mono LP track]
 o I WANT TO TELL YOU  [UK Mono LP track]
 o GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE  [UK Mono LP track]
 o TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS  [UK Mono LP track] "Take 3+SIs

o Revolver [UK stereo LP] "CD"
These mixes were re-mastered for the CD release.
 o Taxman [UK stereo LP track]
 o Eleanor Rigby [UK stereo LP track]
 o I'm Only Sleeping [UK stereo LP track]
 o Love You To [UK stereo LP track]
 o Here, There, and Everywhere [UK stereo LP track]
 o Yellow Submarine [UK stereo LP track]
 o She Said She Said [UK stereo LP track]
 o Good Day Sunshine [UK stereo LP track]
 o And Your Bird Can Sing [UK stereo LP track]
 o For No One [UK stereo LP track]
 o Dr. Robert [UK stereo LP track]
 o I Want To Tell You [UK stereo LP track]
 o Got To Get You Into My Life [UK stereo LP track]
 o Tomorrow Never Knows [UK stereo LP track] "22JUN66 mix"

=Alternate mixes and masters=
o Eleanor Rigby [stereo] "YS songtrack mix/1999"
o Love You To [stereo] "YS songtrack mix/1999"
o Yellow Submarine [stereo] "YS songtrack mix/1999"
o Dr. Robert [mono] "untrimmed mix on Yesterday and Today"
o Tomorrow Never Knows [mono] "RM11, 06JUN66 mix, from recalled pressing of LP"


06AUG66  BBC "The Lennon and McCartney Songbook", aired 29AUG66

11AUG66  World tour resumes.  Lennon's "Bigger Than Jesus Christ" apology press conference.
14AUG66  CONCERT: LAKEFRONT STADIUM, CLEVELAND
29AUG66  [CONCERT] LAST CONCERT OF LAST WORLD TOUR, CANDLESTICK PARK, SAN FRANCISCO

Summer 66?  George Martin orchestra records "The Beatle Girls" LP of instrumentals.
04SEP66  The Beatles continue a vacation, pursuing individual interests.  John will go to
Spain, George to India.  

KEY: RECORDING TYPES AND SESSION NOTES

Recording Types
o Collectable. _ Exists/Uncollectable. * Recorded/Lost.
% Collectable AS an embedded component of officially released track.
. Song title listed to provide context. No recording implied.
Session Notes
OM = Other Musicians for Beatles' product.
NTB = Not The Beatles.
Song title "version name" ...
w.t. = working title The quoted phrase is to indicate some distinctive characteristic of this recording version of the song.

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