A Beatles' Recording Timeline: A Doll's House

White Album, etc.

Back to Sgt Pepper,Magical Mystery Tour,Yellow Sub '67|Ahead to Let It Be '69


MOTHER WORKS: 
o HEY JUDE c/w REVOLUTION [MONO 45] ............................. "APPLE R 5722"
o THE BEATLES (White Album)  [MONO 2-LP] ........................ "APPLE PMC 7067/8"

OTHER WORKS:
LP Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins

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A DOLL'S HOUSE
Recordings from February 12, 1968 to January 1, 1969

xxFEB68?  LENNON COMPOSING TAPES
o Cry Baby Cry <0'49">
o Cry Baby Cry <0'50">
o Across The Universe <0'25">
o Cry Baby Cry <0'17">
o Across The Universe <0'09">
o Cry Baby Cry <0'52">

xxFEB68  PAUL: PAUL JONES SESSION
McCartney: Drums
o And The Sun Will Shine
o The Dog Presides

21FEB68 The Beatles and others depart for Maharishi's ashram in Rishikesh.

29FEB68  Yoko's rehearsal of AOS is recorded at Albert Hall.

Feb/Mar68  RISHIKESH SINGALONG [TV]
o The Saints
o You Are My Sunshine
o Jingle Bells
o She'll Be Comin' Around The Mountain
o Donovan Instrumental
o Blowin' In The Wind
o Hare Krishna Mantra
o Catch The Wind

15MAR68  RECORDING: RISHIKESH BIRTHDAY MESSAGE TO MIKE LOVE
o Medley: Spiritual Regeneration/Happy Birthday 

15MAR68  ==RELEASE== LADY MADONNA c/w THE INNER LIGHT (MONO 45)
For details see Postscript to "A Study In Drugs, Sex, and Revolution".

APR68  Lennon and Harrison are the last to return from India.

?Early MAY68? JOHN'S KENWOOD SESSIONS
Kenwood was Lennon's house in Weybridge.
o Julia
o Julia
o Julia
     o "1968 Demos"
     o "Unsurpassed Demos edit"
o Julia "instrumental"

18-19MAY68  JOHN AND YOKO: UNFINISHED MUSIC #1: TWO VIRGINS RECORDING SESSIONS
At Kenwood, Lennon's home.  Lennon plays reels compiled 24NOV67/28NOV67 for Ono.
o Two Virgins

20MAY68  BEATLES KINFAUNS SESSIONS
These were recorded at Kinfauns, George's home in Esher.
o Julia
o Blackbird
o Rocky Raccoon
o Back In The U.S.S.R.
o Honey Pie
     o Bootleg
     o "ANTH3"
o Mother Natures Son
o Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
o Junk
     o Bootleg
     o "ANTH3"
o Dear Prudence
o Sexy Sadie

o Cry Baby Cry
o Jealous Guy [2:36] (aka Child Of Nature, On The Road To Marrakesh)
o The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
o I'm So Tired
o Yer Blues
o Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
o What's The New Mary Jane
o Revolution
o While My Guitar Gently Weeps
o Circles
o Sour Milk Sea
o Not Guilty
o Piggies 
     o "ANTH3"
     o Bootleg

Late MAY68  KENWOOD, WEYBRIDGE, SURRY SESSIONS
o Happiness Is A Warm Gun "ANTH3"
o Mean Mr. Mustard "ANTH3"
o Polythene Pam "ANTH3"
o Glass Onion "ANTH3"

30MAY68 [EMI] WHITE ALBUM SESSION No. 1 
_ Revolution 1 "Takes 1-10"
_ Revolution 1 "Takes 13-17"
% Revolution 1 "Take 18"
    % Complete [10:17]
    % Last 6 minutes -> Revolution 9
31MAY68 EMI
_ Revolution 1
04JUN68 EMI
o Revolution 1 "Monitor tape of SI session <23:30>"
_ Revolution 1
_ Vocal Backing Mama Papa
_ various intrumental and vocal loops

05JUN68 EMI
o Don't Pass Me By "0:08 snippet, ANTH telecast"
% Don't Pass Me By "Take 3, instruments on ANTH3"

5-6JUN68  UNA SENSAZIONALE INTERVISTA W/KENNY EVERETT <6:30>
Aired 09JUN68. Interview studded with impromptu performances listed here.
o Cottonfields
o Tiny Tim For President
o Goodbye Jingle

06JUN68 [EMI] WHITE ALBUM SESSION w/EXPERIMENTAL LOOPS 
o Don't Pass Me By "ANTH3 Mix/edit, Vocal SI onto take 3"
o Don't Pass Me By "Peter Sellers Mix, complete <4:10>"
_ Revolution 9
_ Various 1-5 "Effects tapes"
_ Vicars Poems
_ Queen's Mess
_ Come Dancing Combo
_ Organ Last Will Test
_ Neville Club
_ Theatre Outing
_ Applause/TV Jingle

10-11JUN68  [LONE BEATLE] GEORGE W/ RAVI SHANKAR
o Sitar Lessons <4:20>

10JUN68 EMI
_ Revolution 9

11JUN68 EMI REHEARSAL & APPLE PROMO FILM
[MONO SOUNDTRACK]
o Blackbird
o Blackbird/It's Johnny's Birthday ("Congratulations")/Blackbird
o Blackbird
o Blackbird
o Helter Skelter / "Gone Tomorrow, Here Today" / Blackbird
o (unknown) / Blackbird
o Blackbird
o Blackbird
o Mother Nature's Son
o Blackbird
o Blackbird
o Blackbird
o Blackbird
o Blackbird
o Studio chatter "Organ Play & Drinking Tea"
o Blackbird
o Blackbird
11JUN68  EMI RECORDING SESSION
o Blackbird "Take 4, ANTH3"
o Blackbird "Take 32, w/o SI aka Peter Sellers Mix"
o Blackbird "Take 32, w/guitar & birdsong SI = LP track"
_ Revolution 9

18JUN68 OLD VIC THEATRE "SCENE THREE, ACT ONE - IN HIS OWN WRITE" OPENED
_ Tape loop assembly from 24NOV67 and 28NOV67 EMI
_ Tape loop assembly from 06JUN68 EMI 

20JUN68 EMI
o Revolution 9 "Mono acetate <7:46>"

21JUN68 EMI
_ Revolution 1
_ Revolution 9

25JUN68 LONE BEATLE GEORGE: JACKIE LOMAX SESSION GUITAR, EMI
o Sour Milk Sea "w/McCartney on bass, Starr on drums"
o The Eagle Laughs At You
o Won't You Come Back
o You've Got Me Thinking "w/Starr on drums"

26JUN68 EMI
_ Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
27JUN68 EMI
_ Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

28JUN68 EMI
o Good Night "ANTH3 rehearsal"

30JUN68  The Black Dyke Mills Band records "Thingumybob", a McCartney-Lennon song.

XXJUL68  LONE BEATLE PAUL: BONZO DOG BAND SESSION
McCartney on ukelele.
o I'm The Urban Spaceman

01JUL68 EMI
_ Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

02JUL68 EMI
_ Good Night

03JUL68 EMI
% Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
04JUL68 EMI
% Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
05JUL68 EMI
o Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, "Take 5, Rough stereo remix"
o Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, "Take 5, Sessions project's stereo remix"
o Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, "Take 5, ANTH3 rec. over 3-4-5JUL68"

08JUL68 EMI
_ Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
09JUL68 EMI
_ Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

09JUL68  RINGO: SOLOMON KING SESSION
o A Hundred Years Or More / Somewhere In The Crowd / Hava Nagila

10JUL68 EMI
_ Revolution
o Revolution "Rough tape w/o organ SI"

11JUL68 EMI
_ Revolution

12JUL68 EMI
_ Don't Pass Me By
_ Revolution

15JUL68 EMI
o Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da "Remake, untrimmed mix w/false start aka Peter Sellers Mix"
_ Cry Baby Cry

16JUL68 EMI
o Cry Baby Cry "tk 1, ANTH3"
o Cry Baby Cry "basic master"

Mid-JUL68  KENNY EVERETT SESSION
o "New Single" (?)
o Bye Bye Bye (?)

18JUL68 EMI
 _ Cry Baby Cry
o Helter Skelter "tk 2, ANTH3"

19JUL68 EMI
o Sexy Sadie "Take 6, ANTH3"
o Sexy Sadie "Monitor mix as intro to B.E. Blues"
o Brian Epstein Blues
o Lady Madonna "McC. on organ w/H. & L. vocals (monitor mix)"

22JUL68 EMI
_ Don't Pass Me By
o Good Night Spoken Introduction "snip on ANTH cast"
o Good Night "Peter Sellers Mix!"
o Good Night "ANTH3 + master tk 34 w/26 piece OM ensemble"

23JUL68 EMI
o Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey "P.Sellers Mix!"

24JUL68 EMI
_ Sexy Sadie
_ Untitled Sound Effects

25JUL68 EMI
o While My Guitar Gently Weeps "Take 1"
o While My Guitar Gently Weeps "Take 1, trimmed mono dub"
o While My Guitar Gently Weeps "Take 1, fragment w/loud organ"
o While My Guitar Gently Weeps "Take 1, ANTH3 edit"

xxJUL68  LONE BEATLE PAUL: MARY HOPKIN SESSION
McC: guitar.
o Those Were The Days

29JUL68 EMI
o Hey Jude "voice cracks on scream (Gone Tomorrow boot)"
o Hey Jude "ANTH3"

30JUL68  RECORDING: EMI / FILMED AS "EXPERIMENT IN TELEVISION"
o Hey Jude "Take A, 0'12" of chorus w/feeling"
o Studio chatter / St. Louis Blues
o Hey Jude "Take B, 1'09" w/Harrison control room chatter"
o Studio chatter
o Hey Jude "Take C, complete song"
o Hey Jude "Take D, Las Vegas style"
o St. Louis Blues "a fragment & a snippet"
o Hey Jude "Take 8, ending fragment"
o Hey Jude "Take 9, complete song"
o Hey Jude "Film soundtrack complete, edit incl. Tk 9's chorus"

31JUL68 RECORDING: TRIDENT STUDIOS
_ Hey Jude
01AUG6 RECORDING: TRIDENT STUDIOS
_ Hey Jude

02AUG68 MIXING: TRIDENT STUDIOS
06AUG68 MIXING: TRIDENT STUDIOS

07AUG68 EMI
_ Not Guilty "Takes 1-46"

08AUG68 EMI
_ Not Guilty "Takes 47-98"
% Not Guilty "Take 99 -> Take 102"
Not Guilty "Takes 100-101"

09AUG68 EMI
% Not Guilty "Guitar SI onto reduction of Take 99"
o Mother Nature's Son "Take 2, ANTH3"

12AUG68 EMI
o Not Guilty "Take 102, rough mono mix"
o Not Guilty "Take 102, unedited stereo mix"
o Not Guilty "Take 102, ANTH3"

13AUG68 EMI
% Sexy Sadie "Peter Sellers Mix, complete!"
% Sexy Sadie "-> OV"
_ Yer Blues

14AUG68 EMI
_ Yer Blues
o What's The New Mary Jane "Take 4, unedited"
_ What's The New Mary Jane "Mono mix 3:15"
o What's The New Mary Jane "Take 4, Sessions edit"
o What's The New Mary Jane "Take 4, ANTH3 edit"
o What's The New Mary Jane (stereo) <6:05> "Barrett mix for Abbey Road Show"
. What's The New Mary Jane "further work on 11SEP69 and 26NOV69"

15AUG68 EMI
o Rocky Raccoon "Snippet of chatter, ANTH telecast"
o Rocky Raccoon "Take 8, ANTH3"
o Rocky Raccoon "Take 10, RM1 untrimmed aka Peter Sellers Mix"
o Rocky Raccoon "Take 10, LP track"

16AUG68 EMI
_ While My Guitar Gently Weeps

20AUG68 EMI
o Yer Blues "RM3 Acetate, untrimmed remix"
o Mother Nature's Son "Peter Sellers Mix, untrimmed"
_ Etcetera
o Wild Honey Pie "RM6 aka Peter Sellers Mix"

21AUG68 EMI
_ Sexy Sadie

22AUG68 EMI
_ Back In The USSR
23AUG68 EMI
o Back In The USSR "Take 6 / RM1 aka Peter Sellers Mix, different jet at end"

2?AUG68  PETER SELLERS TAPE COPY
o Chat, Applause, Effects and African Music From Ringo

28AUG68 TRIDENT STUDIOS
_ Dear Prudence
29AUG68 TRIDENT STUDIOS
o Dear Prudence (Take 1 Snippet: vocal backup track)
o Dear Prudence (Remix w/end chatter "Lost Lennon")
o Dear Prudence (Remix w/end chatter, more bass, less SI "Gone Tomorrow")

30AUG68 TRIDENT STUDIOS
_ Dear Prudence


30AUG68  ==MOTHER RELEASE==   HEY JUDE c/w REVOLUTION  "APPLE R 5722"
o HEY JUDE c/w REVOLUTION [MONO 45] 
     o HEY JUDE  [MONO 45] 
     o REVOLUTION [MONO 45] 


03SEP68 EMI
_ While My Guitar Gently Weeps

04SEP68  RECORDING: TWICKENHAM HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION VOCAL SESSION [FILM]
o By George! It's The David Frost Theme
o It's Now Or Never "snippet"
o Hey Jude "David Frost version"
o Hey Jude "Top Of The Pops/Smothers Bros. version"
o Revolution
o Hey Jude "Anthology telecast"
o Revolution "Anthology telecast"

05SEP68 EMI
_ While My Guitar Gently Weeps
06SEP68 EMI
_ While My Guitar Gently Weeps "Beatles SI w/OM Eric Clapton SI"

09SEP68 EMI
o Helter Skelter "Chatter snippet into mono dub of OV"
_ Helter Skelter
10SEP68 EMI
_ Helter Skelter

11SEP68 EMI
X Glass Onion Forgery appears on many bootlegs.
% Glass Onion "ANTH3"
12SEP68 EMI
% Glass Onion "ANTH3"
13SEP68 EMI
% Glass Onion "ANTH3"

16SEP68 EMI
o I Will "Take 1, ANTH3"
_ I Will "Tks 2-18"
o I Will "Tk 19: Ad-lib 'Can you take me back where I come from'"
o Step Inside Love 
     o "ANTH3"
     o "Complete (Barrett)"
o Los Paranoius 
     o "ANTH3"
     o "Complete (Barrett)"
o The Way You Look Tonight "ad-lib"
_ I Will "Tks 20-66"
o I Will "Take 67, LP track"
% Glass Onion "Recorder riff SI" "ANTH3"

17SEP68 EMI
_ I Will

18SEP68 EMI
o Birthday "Chatter snippet"
_ Birthday
X Birthday Forgeries are found on bootlegs.

19SEP68 EMI
_ Piggies
20SEP68 EMI
o Piggies "5 sec snippet ANTH telecast"
o Piggies "USA Rarities mono mix/edit"

23SEP68 EMI
_ Happiness Is A Warm Gun
24SEP68 EMI
_ Happiness Is A Warm Gun
25SEP68 EMI
o Happiness Is A Warm Gun "Instrumental tracks"

26SEP68 EMI
o Glass Onion "ANTH3 completion? of 11-12-13-16SEP recordings"

01OCT68 TRIDENT STUDIOS
_ Honey Pie
02OCT68 TRIDENT STUDIOS
_ Honey Pie

03OCT68 TRIDENT STUDIOS
_ Savoy Truffle

04OCT68 TRIDENT STUDIOS
% Martha My Dear (no outtakes)
_ Honey Pie
X Honey Pie forgeries appear on bootlegs.
_ Martha My Dear

05OCT68 TRIDENT STUDIOS
_ Savoy Truffle
X Savoy Truffle forgeries appear on bootlegs.
_ Martha My Dear

07OCT68 EMI
_ Long Long Long

08OCT68 EMI
_ Long Long Long
o I'm So Tired "Monitor mixes"
o I'm So Tired "ANTH3, edit of tk 3, tk 6 & tk 9"
% I'm So Tired "Take 14 -> LP track"
% The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (no outakes)

09OCT68 EMI
_ Long Long Long
o Why Don't We Do It In The Road "Take 4, ANTH3"

10OCT68 EMI
_ Piggies
_ Glass Onion
_ Why Don't We Do It In The Road

11OCT68 EMI
_ Savoy Truffle "OM Saxophones SI"

13OCT68 EMI
o Julia "Take 2, ANTH3"
% Julia "Take 3 -> LP track"

14OCT68 EMI
_ Savoy Truffle

15OCT68 EMI: MIX SESSION 
o Happiness Is A Warm Gun [2:46] "Organ, guitar, drum & piano SI"
o I'm So Tired [1:48] "Guitar & organ parts"
o I'm So Tired [2:01] "Mix attempt sequence"
o I'm So Tired [0:10] "Mix attempt sequence"
o I'm So Tired [1:59] "Mix attempt sequence"
o I'm So Tired [0:10] "Mix attempt sequence"
o I'm So Tired [2:01] "Mix attempt sequence"
o I'm So Tired [1:19] "Mix attempt sequence"
o Dear Prudence [0:09] "Backing vocal"
_ longer source tape material

OCT68  [LONE BEATLE] PAUL: JAMES TAYLOR SESSION
o Carolina In My Mind

22-23OCT68 [EMI] YELLOW SUBMARINE LP SIDE TWO SESSION
Other Musicians: The 41-piece George Martin Orchestra.
The stereo mixes for side 2 were made on 24-25OCT68.
o A Beginning "ANTH3, OM"
% Yellow Submarine, Side 2 (see 17JAN69)

01NOV68 RELEASE: WONDERWALL MUSIC LP (APCOR 001)

NOV68  [LONE BEATLE] JOHN AND YOKO: QUEEN CHARLOTTE'S HOSPITAL
% Life With the Lions
o Song For John "Aspen flexi"

NOV68  LONE BEATLE GEORGE: BOB DYLAN SESSION (WOODSTOCK NY)
o Nowhere To Go
o I'd Have You Anytime

NOV68  LONE BEATLE GEORGE: ELECTRONIC SOUND
with Moog expert Bernie Krause
% No Time Or Space

NOV68  [LONE BEATLE] GEORGE: JACKIE LOMAX "IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT?" LP SESSIONS
At Sound Recorders, LA.
o Is This What You Want?
o Baby You're A LOver
o How Can You Say Goodbye
o Speak To Me
o Take My Word

11NOV68  Release of LP Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins


22NOV68  ==MOTHER RELEASE==  THE BEATLES (White Album)  [MONO 2-LP]  "APPLE PMC 7067/8"
SIDE ONE
o BACK IN THE USSR
o DEAR PRUDENCE
o GLASS ONION
o OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA
o WILD HONEY PIE
o THE CONTINUING STORY OF BUNGALOW BILL
o WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS
o HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN
SIDE TWO
o MARTHA MY DEAR
o I'M SO TIRED
o BLACKBIRD
o PIGGIES
o ROCKY RACCOON
o DON'T PASS ME BY
o WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD
o I WILL
o JULIA
SIDE THREE
o BIRTHDAY
o YER BLUES
o MOTHER NATURE'S SON
o EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT ME AND MY MONKEY
o SEXY SADIE
o HELTER SKELTER
o LONG LONG LONG
SIDE FOUR
o REVOLUTION 1
o HONEY PIE
o SAVOY TRUFFLE
o CRY BABY CRY
o REVOLUTION 9 
o GOOD NIGHT


NOV68?  LONE BEATLE PAUL: POST CARD SESSIONS
Featuring Donovan and Mary Hopkin.  Probably also Linda Eastman.  See 21feb69.
o How Do You Do?
o Instrumental
o Blackbird
o Heather
o The Unicorn / Lalena / Mr. Wind /The Walrus and the Carpenter /Land of Gisch

NOV68?  LENNON HOME RECORDINGS
X Oh My Love [2:45] "NOT THE BEATLES.  The Wackers, _Hot_Wacks_, 1972."
o I Want You "John/Yoko experiment"
o Maharishi Song
o A Case Of The Blues
o Don't Let Me Down
o Don't Let Me Down
o I've Got A Feeling "Everyone had a hard year"
o I've Got A Feeling "Rape version"
o Look At Me

NOV68  LONE BEATLE GEORGE: CREAM SESSION
Harrison on guitar.
o Badge

10DEC68  LONE BEATLE JOHN: ROCK AND ROLL CIRCUS REHEARSAL
o Untitled Warm-Up Jam
o Yer Blues Rehearsal Take 1
o Yer Blues Rehearsal
_ Peggy Sue
_ It's Now Or Never

11DEC68  LONE BEATLE JOHN: ROCK AND ROLL CIRCUS [TV]
o [VIDEO]
o Yer Blues (excerpt) "R+R Circus, actually recorded at Twickenham, Jan69"
o Yer Blues [stereo]
o Whole Lotta Yoko [stereo] "aka Her Blues"
o Salt Of The Earth "Lennon in audience vocals"

Late 68  George Martin Orchestra releases "London, By George!" LP of instrumentals.

31DEC68 End of the Maharishi Period. 

o Paul Is Dead Mystery Clues

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.
X Forgery, tracks mistakenly associated with the Beatles, etc.
Session Notes
OM = Other Musicians for Beatles' product.
NTB = Not The Beatles.
Song title "version name" ... The quoted phrase is to indicate some distinctive characteristic of this recording version of the song.

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