A Beatles' Recording Timeline: A Study In Drugs, Sex, and Revolution

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, etc.

Back to Revolver '66|Ahead to White Album '68


MOTHER WORKS: 
o STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER c/w PENNY LANE [MONO 45]............. "PARLOPHONE R 5570"
o SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND  [MONO LP] ............... "PARLOPHONE PMC 7027"
o ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE c/w BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN [UK MONO 45] .. "PARLOPHONE R 5620"
o HELLO GOODBYE c/w I Am The Walrus [UK MONO 45] ................ "PARLOPHONE R 5655"
o MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR  [UK MONO DOUBLE-EP] ..................... "PARLOPHONE MMT-1"
o LADY MADONNA c/w THE INNER LIGHT [UK MONO 45].................. "PARLOPHONE R 5675"
o ACROSS THE UNIVERSE [STEREO LP No One's Gonna Change Our World] "STAR LINE SRS 5013"
o YELLOW SUBMARINE  [STEREO/DUOPHONIC LP] ....................... "APPLE PCS 7070"

OTHER WORKS:
o Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Stereo LP]
o Magical Mystery Tour [UK Stereo Double-EP]

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A STUDY IN DRUGS, SEX AND REVOLUTION 
Recording timeline from September 5, 1966 to February 11, 1968.

05SEP66 John begins filming _How I Won The War_.

SEP-NOV66  [HOME DEMO] SANTA ISABEL DEMOS
o tuning
o Strawberry Fields Forever "demo tk 1, w.t. 'It's Not So Bad'"0'46"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "demo tk 2 1'15""
o Strawberry Fields Forever "demo tk 3o 1'25""
o Strawberry Fields Forever "demo tk 4"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "demo tk 5"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "demo tk 6"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "rehearsal snippet"

SEP/OCT66  McCartney composed the musical score for the film "The Family Way".

OCT66  LONE BEATLE PAUL: DONOVAN SESSION
McCartney is a backup vocal.
o Mellow Yellow

NOV66  LONE BEATLE PAUL: THE ESCORTS SESSION
McCartney on tambourine.
o From Head To Toe

07NOV66 John returns from shooting _How I Won The War_.

??NOV66  [HOME DEMO] MELLOTRON EXPERIMENTS
o Mellotron Improvisations #1-#9

o Mellotron Flute loop for S.F.F.

??NOV66  [HOME DEMO] KENWOOD
o Strawberry Fields Forever "electric SI rehearsal" 
o Strawberry Fields Forever "electric SI to demo" 
o Strawberry Fields Forever "demo playback snippet"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "vocal SI to demo"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "playback"

o Strawberry Fields Forever "Demo Take 1"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Demo tk 2 [0:25]"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Demo tk 3 [0:10]"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Demo tk 4 [0:16]"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Demo tk 5 [0:10]"
o Strawberry Fields Forever (demo sequence)
     o "Bootleg, tk 6 [0:26] +tk 7 [2:10]"
     o "ANTH2 = tk 6 + edit + tk 7"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Take 8 [2:36]"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Mellotron/vocal SI [4:01] (incl. 1:57 take)"

24NOV66  [EMI] "ONE DOWN, SIX TO GO" SESSION #1 (BEGINNING STRAWBERRY FIELDS)
One Down, Six To Go was the Beatles humorous working title for Sgt Pepper.  The phrase refers
to the requirements of their new recording contract.  These sessions last through 21APR67.
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Take 1"
     o "Take 1, monitor w/Geo.Martin comments"
     o "Take 1, unedited [3:16]"
     o "Take 1, ANTH2 edit/remix"

25NOV66  [DICK JAMES HOUSE] XMAS FLEXI SESSION
o The Beatles' Fourth Christmas Record [6:40]
  Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas
   Part One (3:04)
    Song: Everywhere It's Christmas
    Orowanya (Corsican and Small Choirs)
    A Rare Cheese (Two Elderly Scotsmen)
    The Feast
    The Loyal Toast
   Part Two (3:36)
    Podgy the Bear and Jasper
    Felpin Mansions, part one (Count Balder and Butler)
    Felpin Mansions, part two (The Count and the Pianist)
    Song: Please Don't Bring Your Banjo Back
    Everywhere It's Christmas - Mal Evans
    Reprise: Everywhere It's Christmas        

?Late66?  [RECORDING] MELLOTRON MANUFACTURER
A complete set of loops made to reproduce Beatle harmonies on the Mellotron.
_ The Beatles' Voices Mellotron Loops

28NOV66  [EMI] SESSION
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Take 2 inst'l track"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Take 3, false start"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Take 4 vocal track, 'best'"

29NOV66  [EMI]  RECORDING THE FIRST PART OF SFF
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Take 5, false start"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Take 6"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Take 7 = ADT & bass SI on tk 6 'best'"
     %  "Take 7, sped up from key of A -> B-flat, 1st minute only, (CV)"
     o  "Take 7 Remix from 4-track tk 6 (Stereo acetate)"
     o  "Take 7 (RM3)"
     o  (Take 7 and edit piece) "ANTH2 incl 09DEC SIs, a chimera"

06DEC66  [EMI] SESSION
o Christmas Messages For Radio London
o Christmas Messages For Radio Caroline
_ When I'm Sixty-Four "Tk 1"
% When I'm Sixty-Four "Tk 2"

08DEC66  [EMI]  RECORDING THE REST OF SFF
% When I'm Sixty-Four  "vocal SI on tk 2"
_ Strawberry Fields Forever (remake) "Takes #9-#14"
% Strawberry Fields Forever (remake) "Take #15"
_ Strawberry Fields Forever (remake) "Takes #16-#18, #20-#23"
% Strawberry Fields Forever (remake) "Take #24"

09DEC66  [EMI]  RECORDING THE REST OF SFF
% Strawberry Fields Forever (remake) "Mixdown edit:tk 15+24 => Take 25"
% Strawberry Fields Forever (remake) "Take 25 w/instl SIs -> OV"
% Strawberry Fields Forever (remake) "Take 25 w/SIs -> ANTH2"

10DEC66  NOT THE BEATLES: GEORGE MARTIN ORCHESTRA AT EMI
o Love In The Open Air/A Theme From The Family Way (UK)
o Love In The Open Air (USA)

15DEC66  [EMI]  THE STRAWBERRY FIELDS ORCHESTRA
Note: The bootleg tracks seem at variance w/sessions described by Lewisohn.
% Strawberry Fields Forever "OM Trumpets & cellos SI onto tk 25"
% Strawberry Fields Forever "Take 26 = reduction of tk 25"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Tk 26 "Only 2/4 tracks-Boot 'Take 25'(inst'l)"
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Take 26 w/two-track lead vocal SI, 'best'"
o Strawberry Fields Forever [mono] "RM9, w/single-track vocal onto Take 26"

18DEC66  PREMIERE OF THE FILM "THE FAMILY WAY"
Soundtrack orchestrated by George Martin, performed by Tudor Minstrels with Neville Marriner.
o Love In The Open Air 

20DEC66  [EMI] 
% When I'm Sixty-Four "backing vocal SI"

21DEC66  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% When I'm Sixty-Four "OM Clarinets & bass clarinet SI"
% Strawberry Fields Forever "SI vocal + piano over tk 26"

22DEC66  [EMI] FINAL EDIT OF STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
(Not a recording session)
% Strawberry Fields Forever "Edit of 0:55 + 0:05 from Tk 7 -> 60 sec Tk 7"
% Strawberry Fields Forever "CV = 60 sec. of tk7 remix + rest of tk26 remix"

29DEC66  [EMI] SESSION
_ Penny Lane "Takes 1-4, piano breakdowns"
_ Penny Lane "Take 5 piano"
% Penny Lane "Take 6 piano"
% Penny Lane "pianos + instl SIs on tk 6"

30DEC66  [EMI] 
% Penny Lane "Take 7 = reduction of tk 6 + SIs"
% Penny Lane "lead + backup vocal SIs to tk 7"

04JAN67  [EMI]
% Penny Lane "SI to tk 7"

05JAN67  [EMI]
% Penny Lane "SI to tk 7"
_ Carnival Of Light "aka Freak Out"

06JAN67  [EMI] 
% Penny Lane "Take 8 = reduction of tk 7 + SIs"
% Penny Lane "Take 9 = reduction of tk 8 + SIs"

09JAN67  [EMI] OUTSIDE MUSICIANS OVERDUB SESSION
% Penny Lane "OM SI flutes, trumpets to tk 9 -> OV"
o Penny Lane "SI session rough tape"

10JAN67  [EMI] 
% Penny Lane "misc SI to tk 9 -> OV"

12JAN67  [EMI] OUTSIDE MUSICIANS OVERDUB SESSION
% Penny Lane "OM oboes, cor anglais, double-bass, trumpets SI to tk 9 -> OV"
o Penny Lane [mono] "RM8, w/oboes, cor anglais, double-bass, trumpets (12JAN67 mix)"

17JAN67  [EMI] WRAP UP SESSION FOR PENNY LANE
% Penny Lane "OM Piccolo trumpet SI onto tk 9"
o Penny Lane "ANTH2 unique remix from 24track assembly of all sessions"
o Penny Lane (fragment) "ANTH telecast"
o Penny Lane "RM9"
o Penny Lane "RM10 w/ending flourish"
o Penny Lane [stereo] "Abbey Road Show remix"

19JAN67  [EMI] SESSION
o A Day In The Life "Take 1"
     _ "Complete"
     % "fragments -> ANTH2"
     o "fragments w/Geo Martin"
% A Day In The Life "Take 2 segments -> ANTH2"
_ A Day In The Life "Take 3"
% A Day In The Life "Take 4 = a series of Lennon vocals"

20JAN67   [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% A Day In The Life "mixdown of take 4 to Take 6"
% A Day In The Life "Lennon vocal overdub"
_ A Day In The Life "rejected bass + drum overdubs"
o A Day In The Life "McCartney's Oh-shit vocal overdub to tk 6"
     o "Complete"
     % "ANTH2"

Jan-Feb67  [HOME RECORDING] LENNON
o Good Morning, Good Morning

01FEB67  [EMI] SESSION
_ Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "Takes 1-8"
_ Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "Take 9"

02FEB67  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "vocal SIs"

03FEB67  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% A Day In The Life "McCartney's lead vocal overdub onto tk 6"
% A Day In The Life "Bass + tomtoms overdub onto tk 6"

08FEB67  [EMI] SESSION
_ Good Morning Good Morning "Takes 1-7"
% Good Morning Good Morning "Take 8"

09FEB67 [REGENT SOUND] SESSION
_ Fixing A Hole "rehearsals"
_ Fixing A Hole "Tk 1"
% Fixing A Hole "Take 2"
_ Fixing A Hole "Tk 3"

10FEB67  [EMI] ORCHESTRA
The entire session was filmed.
% A Day In The Life "Orchestral crescendos -> CV, etc."
o A Day In The Life "ANTH2 edit sequence"
o A Day In The Life "Abbey Road Show remix"

_ A Day In The Life "Unused humming coda"

13FEB67  [EMI] SESSION
_ Only A Northern Song "Takes 1-2"
% Only A Northern Song "Take 3 -> CV,ANTH2"
_ Only A Northern Song "Takes 4-9"

14FEB67  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% Only A Northern Song "Take 11 (reduction of Take 3) -> CV"
% Only A Northern Song "Take 12 (reduction of Take 3) -> ANTH2"
% Only A Northern Song "Lead vocal SIs onto Take 12 -> ANTH2"

16FEB67  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION 
o Good Morning Good Morning "Take 8 + SI vocal and bass, ANTH2"
% Good Morning Good Morning "mixdown to Tk 10"


17FEB67  ==RELEASE== STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER c/w PENNY LANE [UK MONO 45],"PARLOPHONE R 5570"
o STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER c/w PENNY LANE [UK MONO 45]
     o STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER [UK MONO 45] (RM12/22DEC66)
     o PENNY LANE [UK MONO 45](RM14/25JAN67)
 
o Strawberry Fields Forever "Alternate releases"
     o Strawberry Fields Forever [USA Mono Remix] (RM?/?) "Missing hi-hat click"
     o Strawberry Fields Forever [USA Stereo LP Remix] (RS3/29DEC66)
     . Strawberry Fields Forever [Stereo Remix] (RS5/29DEC66) 
     o Strawberry Fields Forever [Post-Beatles Stereo] (RS/26OCT71) "faster+diff.from RS3"

o Penny Lane "Alternate releases"
     o Penny Lane [USA mono promo 45 remix] (RM11/17JAN67) "diff. thruout+trumpet flourish"
     o Penny Lane [USA Mono LP mastering oddity?] "Cold start, slightly longer"
     o Penny Lane [Post-Beatles Stereo LP remix] (RS/30SEP71) "Standard CD (1987 release)"
     o Penny Lane [Post-Beatles "USA Rarities" stereo/mono edit]
     o Penny Lane [Post-Beatles ANTH stereo remix]
     X Penny Lane [USA DUOPHONIC LP remix]


17FEB67  [EMI] SESSION
o Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! "Snippets w/Geo Martin"
o Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! (Takes 1 and 2) "ANTH2"
_ Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! "Takes 3-6"
o Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! (Take 7) 
     _ "Without crossfade to SFX"     
     o "ANTH2 edit+mix"
% Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! "mixdown of tk 7 to tk 9, then SIs" 

20FEB67  [EMI]
% Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! "Calliope and organ effects -> OV,ANTH2"

21FEB67  [EMI] SESSION
_ Fixing A Hole "unused new take"
% Fixing A Hole "overdubs onto mixdown of tk 2"

22FEB67  [EMI] LAST DAY IN THE LIFE SESSION
% A Day In The Life "Final Piano Chord"
     o Final Chord "ANTH3 after The End"
o A Day In The Life "Alternate Releases"
     o No-crossfade version
_ Anything aka Drum Track (1) "(22:10)"

23FEB67  [EMI] SESSION
_ Lovely Rita "Takes 1-7"
% Lovely Rita "Take 8"
% Lovely Rita "bass SI"

24FEB67  [EMI] 
% Lovely Rita "vocal SI"

28FEB67  [EMI] REHEARSALS RECORDING
_ Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

01MAR67  [EMI] SESSION
_ A Day In The Life "unused piano SI"
% Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds "Takes 1-7"

02MAR67  [EMI] WRAP-UP OVERDUB SESSION
% Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds "Lead + backup vocals, instrl SIs"
o Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds "Snippets w/Geo Martin"
o Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds "ANTH2 unique edit/mix"
o Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds "Yellow Sub mix/edit of CV, the Boob sings"

03MAR67  [EMI]
% Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "OM SIs"
% Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "guitar solo SI"

06MAR67  [EMI] WRAP-UP OVERDUB SESSION
o Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Sound Effects
o Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "Snippets w/Geo Martin"
% Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band "SFX SIs"

07MAR67  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% Lovely Rita "vocal SIs"

09MAR67  [EMI] SESSION
_ Getting Better "Takes 1-6"
% Getting Better "Take 7"

10MAR67  [EMI] 
% Getting Better "SIs"

13MAR67  [EMI] LENNON AND SOUNDS, INC.
% Good Morning Good Morning "brass SIs"

15MAR67  [EMI] HARRISON AND THE ASIAN MUSIC CIRCLE
Tabla, swordmandel, dilruba, tamboura.
% Within You Without You "take 1, basic tracks"

17MAR67  [EMI] OUTSIDE MUSICIANS
% She's Leaving Home "Take 1, OM strings"
_ She's Leaving Home "Take 2-6, OM strings"

20MAR67  [EMI] WRAP-UP SESSION
_ Beatle Talk
% She's Leaving Home "lead + backing vocal SIs"

21MAR67  [EMI] LSD NIGHT AT STUDIO TWO
_ Getting Better "unused vocal SIs"
% Lovely Rita "SIs"

22MAR67 [EMI] OUTSIDE MUSICIANS
% Within You Without You "OM dilruba SI"

23MAR67  [EMI] WRAP-UP SESSION
% Getting Better "vocal+instl SIs"

28MAR67  [EMI] ANIMALS OVERDUB SESSION
o Good Morning Good Morning "Snippets w/Geo Martin"
o Good Morning Good Morning Sound Effects
% Good Morning Good Morning "SIs"
% Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! "SIs"

29MAR67  [EMI] SESSION
% Good Morning Good Morning "SI"
% Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! "SFX+organ SIs"

_ With A Little Help From My Friends "Takes 1-9" 
% With A Little Help From My Friends "Take 10" 

30MAR67  [EMI] WRAP-UP SESSION
% With A Little Help From My Friends "Instl + vocal SIs"

31MAR67  [EMI] WRAP-UP SESSION
% Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! "SI organ+glock"

01APR67  [EMI] THE SGT PEPPER REPRISE SESSION
_ Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) "Take 1-4"
o Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) "Take 5, ANTH2"
_ Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) "Take 6-8"
% Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) "Take 9 +SIs"

03APR67  [EMI] WRAP-UP SESSION
% Within You Without You "strings+lead voc+sitar SIs to Take 2"
o Within You Without You "Snippets w/Geo Martin"
o Within You Without You (instrumental) "ANTH2 w/15+16+22MAR sessions"

20APR67  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% Only A Northern Song "SI bass+trumpet+glock onto Take 3"
% Only A Northern Song "SI vocals onto Take 11"

21APR67  [EMI] LAST "ONE DOWN, SIX TO GO" PROJECT SESSION FOR THE BEATLES
% Only A Northern Song "CV = Sync. of Tk 3+SI and Tk 11+SI"
o Only A Northern Song "mono master filmtrack mix"
o Only A Northern Song "ANTH2 Takes 3+12 edit/mix"

o Edit for LP End "Runout groove, I never could speak any other way"

?Spring67?  [HOME DEMOS] LENNON
o Across The Universe
o She's Walkin' Past My Door
o You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

25APR67  [EMI]  FIRST MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR SESSION
_ Magical Mystery Tour "Take 1-2"
% Magical Mystery Tour "Take 3 + mixdown"
% Coach tape loop
26APR67  [EMI] MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR OVERDUB SESSION
% Magical Mystery Tour "SIs + mixdown -> Take 9"
27APR67  [EMI] MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR OVERDUB SESSION
% Magical Mystery Tour "Vocal SIs -> RM4 acetate"

28APR+01MAY67  The Sgt Pepper project is completed by mono+stereo disc
cutting, incl. addition of 15KC sound and Edit for LP End to groove.

03MAY67  [EMI] MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR OVERDUB SESSION
% Magical Mystery Tour "OM brass SI"
o Magical Mystery Tour "Acetate version w/o effects or backgrounds"

09MAY67 [EMI] JAM SESSION
_ Sixteen Minute Instrumental Jam

11MAY67 [OLYMPIC SOUND] THE BABY, YOU'RE A RICH MAN SESSION
+ Mick Jagger?
_ Baby, You're A Rich Man "Take 1-11"
% Baby, You're A Rich Man "Take 12 + SIs and mixdowns"

12MAY67  [EMI] THE ALL TOGETHER NOW SESSION
_ All Together Now "Takes 1-8"
% All Together Now "Take 9 + SIs"
o All Together Now "mono original filmtrack mix"

17MAY67  [EMI] YOU KNOW MY NAME SESSION #1 OF 6
_ You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) "Part One, tks 1-9"
% You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) "Part One, tk 10"
_ You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) "Part One, tks 11-16"

25MAY67  [DE LANE LEA STUDIO] YELLOW SUBMARINE SESSION
_ It's All Too Much "scores of rehearsals"
_ It's All Too Much "Takes 1-3"
% It's All Too Much "Take 4"

31MAY67  [DE LANE LEA STUDIO] OVERDUB SESSION
% It's All Too Much "Mixdown of Take 4 to Take 2 + SIs (8:09)"

01JUN67  [DE LANE LEA STUDIO] JAM SESSION
_ Downright Amateurish Instrumental Jam


01JUN67  ==MOTHER RELEASE== SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND  "PARLOPHONE PMC 7027"
o SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND [MONO LP]
SIDE 1:
o SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND  [Mono LP track]
o WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS  [Mono LP track]
o LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS  [Mono LP track]
o GETTING BETTER  [Mono LP track]
o FIXING A HOLE  [Mono LP track]
o SHE'S LEAVING HOME  [Mono LP track]
o BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR KITE!  [Mono LP track]

SIDE 2:
o WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU  [Mono LP track]
o WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOUR  [Mono LP track]
o LOVELY RITA  [Mono LP track]
o GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING  [Mono LP track]
o SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (REPRISE)  [Mono LP track]
o A DAY IN THE LIFE  [Mono LP track]
o EDIT FOR LP END  [Mono LP track]

Alternate Release - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  [Stereo LP]
o Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (stereo mix/06MAR67)
o With A Little Help From My Friends (stereo mix/07APR67)
o Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (stereo mix/07APR67)
o Getting Better (stereo mix/17APR67)
o Fixing A Hole (stereo mix/07APR67)
o She's Leaving Home (stereo mix/17APR67)
o Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! (stereo mix/07APR67)
o Within You Without You (stereo mix/07APR67)
o When I'm Sixty-Four (stereo mix/17APR67)
o Lovely Rita (stereo mix/17APR67)
o Good Morning Good Morning (stereo mix/06APR67)
o Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (stereo mix/20APR67)
o A Day In The Life (stereo mix/22FEB67)
o Edit For LP End (stereo edit/01MAY67)
MixNotes: This is the master on which the 1987 CD release was based.

02JUN67  [DE LANE LEA STUDIO] WRAP-UP AND JAM SESSION
% It's All Too Much "OM brass + woodwind"
o It's All Too Much "Complete! (8:16) mono mix"
_ Rambling Instrumental Impromptu Jam

07JUN67  [EMI] YOU KNOW MY NAME SESSION #2 OF 6
% You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) "Part One basic tracks (19:00+)"
08JUN67  [EMI] YOU KNOW MY NAME SESSION #3 OF 6
% You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) "Part Two"
% You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) "Part Three"
% You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) "Part Four"
% You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) "Part Five"
09JUN67  [EMI] YOU KNOW MY NAME SESSION #4 OF 6
% You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) "Take 30 RM1"

13JUN67  [LONE BEATLES] JOHN AND PAUL: ROLLING STONES SESSION
o We Love You

14JUN67  [OLYMPIC SOUND] SESSION
_ All You Need Is Love "Takes 1-9"
% All You Need Is Love "Take 10"
_ All You Need Is Love "Takes 11-33"
19JUN67  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% All You Need Is Love

20JUN67  [LONE BEATLE] PAUL: ROGER MCGOUGH AND MIKE MCGEAR SESSIONS
o McGough & McGear LP

23JUN67  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% All You Need Is Love "Outside Musicians - orchestra"
24JUN67 [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% All You Need Is Love
25JUN67  [TV] OUR WORLD TELECAST
o All You Need Is Love "ANTH telecast snippet (0:24)"
o All You Need Is Love "Playback + Take 58 As Broadcast"
% All You Need Is Love "drum roll and lead vocal SIs"
o All You Need Is Love "raw tape of mono RM11 filmtrack mix w/extra chorus"

07JUL67 ==MOTHER RELEASE== ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE cw BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN (MONO 45)
o ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE  (mono long-fade UK mix/26JUN67)
o BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN (mono mix/11MAY67)

-Alternate releases:
o All You Need Is Love "stereo CV (CD version) mix/29OCT68"
o Baby, You're A Rich Man "stereo CV (CD version) mix/22OCT71"

20JUL67  LONE BEATLE PAUL: CHRIS BARBER AND HIS BAND SESSION
McCartney on piano and backup vocals.
o Cat Call

22AUG67  [CHAPPELL STUDIOS] SESSION
_ Your Mother Should Know "Tk 1-7"
% Your Mother Should Know "Take 8"

23AUG67  [CHAPPELL STUDIOS] OVERDUB SESSION
o Your Mother Should Know "Tk 9 Early Mix"

27AUG67  Brian Epstein died.

05SEP67  [EMI] SESSION
* I Am The Walrus "Tks 1-3"
_ I Am The Walrus "Tks 4-6"
o I Am The Walrus "Take 7"
o I Am The Walrus "Take 8"
o I Am The Walrus "Take 9"
_ I Am The Walrus "Tks 10-15"
% I Am The Walrus "Take 16" 

06SEP67  [EMI] SESSION
% I Am The Walrus "Tk 17 = mixdown of Tk 16"
o I Am The Walrus "Take 17 + Lead vocal SI, ANTH2"
% I Am The Walrus "bass + drum SIs onto Tk 17"

o The Fool On The Hill (demo) "ANTH2"
% Blue Jay Way "Take 1"

07SEP67  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
o Blue Jay Way "Take 3 = Tk 1 + lead vocal"
% Blue Jay Way "backing vocal SIs onto Tk 3"

08SEP67  [EMI] FLYING SESSION
_ Flying "Takes 1-5"
% Flying "Take 6"
o Flying "w/jazzy end (2:03)"

16SEP67  [EMI] REMAKE SESSION
_ Your Mother Should Know "Re-make Take 20-26"
o Your Mother Should Know "Re-make Take 27, ANTH2"
_ Your Mother Should Know "Re-make Take 28-30" 

25SEP67  [EMI] SESSION
o The Fool On The Hill "Rehearsal recorded by Nihonese reporter"
_ The Fool On The Hill "Takes 1-3"
o The Fool On The Hill (Take 4) "ANTH2"
% The Fool On The Hill "SIs onto tk 4"

26SEP67  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
_ The Fool On The Hill "complete work in progress (4:25)"
% The Fool On The Hill "various SIs"

27SEP67  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% I Am The Walrus "OM: strings, horns, and choir SIs"
% Fool On The Hill "Paul vocal SI"

28SEP67  [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% I Am The Walrus "overdubs"
% Flying "overdubs"
o Flying "Extended mix"
     o "Complete  (9:30+)"
% Flying "mono RM6 edit (2:14)"

29SEP67  [EMI] SESSION
% I Am The Walrus "King Lear radio remix -> CV"
% Your Mother Should Know "final overdubs"

02OCT67  [EMI] SESSION
o Hello Goodbye "piano and Take 1"
_ Hello Goodbye "tks 2-13"
% Hello Goodbye "Take 14"

06OCT67 [EMI] OUTSIDE MUSICIANS WRAP UP SESSION
% Blue Jay Way "OM cello + tambo final overdubs"

12OCT67  [EMI] MMT FILMTRACK RECORDING AND MIXING
J, P, R, Shirley Evans, and Reg Wale
o Shirley's Wild Accordian "Take 10, RM1"
_ Accordian (Waltz) "Take 7, RM2"
_ Accordian (Freaky Rock) "Take 14, RM3"

19OCT67 [EMI] SESSION
o Hello Goodbye "Take 17 (tk16 w/vocal+guitars SI), ANTH2"

20OCT67 [EMI] OUTSIDE MUSICIANS SESSIONS
% The Fool On The Hill "OM flutes"
% Hello Goodbye "OM violas"

xxOCT67?  [DEMO] LONE BEATLE Paul: FOR CILLA BLACK
o Step Inside Love

xxOCT67  [PRIVATE LOCATION] MMT SOUNDTRACK RECORDING
o Jessie's Dream "original mono filmtrack mix"

25OCT67 [EMI] OVERDUB SESSION
% Hello Goodbye "SI"

01NOV67 [EMI]  SPECIAL MONO REMIXES FOR YELLOW SUBMARINE FILM SCORE
o All You Need Is Love RM11
o Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds "Boob vocal version"
o various Pepper soundeffects
x Yellow Submarine, All Together Now, Only a Northern Song (mono) copies
o It's All Too Much (mono) complete unedited version

02NOV67 [EMI] LAST HELLO GOODBYE SESSION
% Hello Goodbye "final overdubs"
o Hello Goodbye "Abbey Road Show remix"
 
07NOV67  [EMI] LAST MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR SESSION
% Magical Mystery Tour "final overdubs of vocal and sound effects"
o Magical Mystery Tour "mono original filmtrack mix w/barker"

21NOV67  LONE BEATLE PAUL: CILLA BLACK SESSION
McCartney on guitar and backup vocals.
o Step Inside Love (Original Demo)

xxNOV67  [DE LANE LEA STUDIO] LONE BEATLE George: WONDERWALL SESSIONS
22-23NOV67 [EMI LONDON] LONE BEATLE George: WONDERWALL SESSION 
The Wonderwall band: Harrison, The Remo Four - Tony Ashton (keyboards),
Roy Dyke (drums), Colin Manley, ?, and Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, and 
John Lennon (rhythm guitar).  Classical musicians on 23NOV67.
o In The First Place (Manley-Ashton)
_ India " a working title"
_ Swordfencing "a working title"
% Dream Scene
% Greasy Legs
% Guru Vandana
% Drilling A Home
% In The Park
% Red Lady Too
% Wonderwall To Be There
% On The Bed
% Cowboy Music

24NOV67  ==MOTHER RELEASE== HELLO GOODBYE C/W I Am The Walrus "PARLOPHONE R 5655"
o HELLO GOODBYE c/w I Am The Walrus [UK MONO 45]
     o HELLO GOODBYE  (mono RM6 mix/02NOV67)
     o I Am The Walrus  (mono RM23 mix/29SEP67)

o Hello Goodbye "alternate releases"
     o "Stereo CV (CD version) mix/06NOV67"
o I Am The Walrus "alternate releases"
     o "US mono 45 mix w/extra bar"
     o "US Rarities mix"

24NOV67  [EMI] LONE BEATLES John and Ringo: EFFECTS TAPE SESSION
_ John's Sound Effects Tapes for _Scene Three, Act One_
o Chi-Chis
o Pedro The Fisherman
o Daddy's Little Sunshine Boy
o Stranger In My Arms
o Down In Cuba

o Sailor Come Back To Me
o El Tango Terrible

28NOV67  [EMI] XMAS FAN CLUB SESSION
o Christmas Time (Is Here Again) "Song Only"
     o "Complete recording"
     o "FAAB edit"

o Christmas Time Is Here Again!  "1967's Beatles Christmas Record"
"CTIHA/BBC House
/CTIHA/Audition taps,piano/Wonderlust/Talk Show
/CTIHA/Next Round/'Plenty Of Jam Jars' by the Ravellers/Game Show 
/Wonderlust/?Mystery Theater
/CTIHA/laughter/thank yous/windy poem (w/mellotron?)"

_ John's Sound Effects Tapes for "Scene Three, Act One" (see 24NOV67)

02DEC67  WHERE IT'S AT RADIO BROADCAST
o All Together On The Wireless Machine

08DEC67  ==MOTHER RELEASE== MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR "PARLOPHONE MMT-1"
o MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (MONO UK DOUBLE EP)

Record 1, Side 1:
o MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR  "mono CV mix/07NOV67"
o YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW "mono CV mix/02OCT67" 
Side 2:
o I AM THE WALRUS  "(mono RM23 mix/29SEP67) same as mono UK 45"

Record 2, Side 1:
o THE FOOL ON THE HILL "mono CV mix/25OCT67"
o FLYING  "mono CV mix/28SEP67"
Side 2:
o BLUE JAY WAY  "mono CV mix/07NOV67"

Alternate Release- Magical Mystery Tour (Stereo UK Double EP)
o Magical Mystery Tour (stereo mix/07NOV67)
o Your Mother Should Know (stereo mix/06NOV67)
o I Am The Walrus (stereo mix/17NOV67)
o The Fool On The Hill (stereo RS5 mix/01NOV67)
o Flying (stereo mix/07NOV67)
o Blue Jay Way (stereo mix/07NOV67)
MixNotes: Later stereo releases were partly based on these masters.

26DEC67  [TV] Airdate - Magical Mystery Tour BBC film programme 
All tracks are stereo home video remixes, based on original mono filmtrack.
o Magical Mystery Tour "extensive remix"
o The Fool On A Hill
o Flying "MMT filmtrack edit - The Coach"
o Shirley's Wild Accordian
. Classical music for racetrack sequence
o Flying "MMT filmtrack edit - Title Bangwhoop"
o Flying
o Flying "MMT filmtrack edit - The Magicians' Lab"
. All My Loving (Strings)
o I Am The Walrus
o Jessie's Dream
o There's No Business Like Show Business
o Flying "MMT filmtrack edit - Cinema Seating"
o Blue Jay Way
o Coach Singalong With Accordian
. Piano flourish
. Death Cab For Cutie by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
o Your Mother Should Know
o Magical Mystery Tour "repeat of track's end/fade"
o Hello Goodbye "track's end/fade"

05JAN68 [EMI LONDON] LONE BEATLE George: WONDERWALL SESSION 
09JAN68 [EMI BOMBAY] LONE BEATLE George: WONDERWALL SESSION 
10JAN68 [EMI BOMBAY] LONE BEATLE George: WONDERWALL SESSION 
11JAN68 [EMI BOMBAY] LONE BEATLE George: WONDERWALL SESSION 
% Party Seacombe
% Love Scene
% Crying
% Fantasy Sequins
% Glass Box
% Singing Om
% Microbes
% Tabla And Pakavaj
% Skiing
% Gat Kirwani

12JAN68 [EMI BOMBAY] NEW SINGLE SESSION
% The Inner Light 
o The Inner Light "Monitor mix instrumental"

13JAN68 [EMI BOMBAY] LONE BEATLE George: WONDERWALL SESSION 
30JAN68 [EMI LONDON] LONE BEATLE George: WONDERWALL SESSION 

03FEB68 [EMI] NEW SINGLE SESSION
_ Lady Madonna "Tk 1-2"
% Lady Madonna "Tk 3 and SIs"

04FEB68 [EMI] NEW SINGLE SESSION
_ Across The Universe "Take 1"
o Across The Universe "tuning for take 2, monitor mix"
o Across The Universe "Take 2, ANTH2"
_ Across The Universe "Takes 4-6"
% Across The Universe "Take 7 and SIs -> tk8 -> CV"
o Across The Universe "Take 8, acetate version"
o Across The Universe "Take 8, w/backward bass and drum SIs"
_ Hums Wild
_ Sound effects 

06FEB68 [TV] LONE BEATLE RINGO: CILLA
Cilla Black's show aired live.
_ Nellie Dean
o Do You Like Me? (Just A Little Bit)

06FEB68 [EMI] NEW SINGLE OVERDUB SESSION + LADY MADONNA WRAP-UP
% The Inner Light "lead vocal overdub"
% Lady Madonna "Various SIs on take 5"
o Lady Madonna "ANTH2 unique edit/remix take 3, incl 03FEB sessions, etc"
o Lady Madonna "Tk 3, basic take w/series of false starts SI"
o Lady Madonna "Tk 3ab, basic take w/laughter & foolery SI, Abbey Road Show version"
o Lady Madonna "Tk 4, w/different vocal & other SI"

08FEB68 [EMI] NEW SINGLE WRAP-UP SESSION
This was the last Beatles recording session for these tracks.
% The Inner Light "backing vocal SI on take 6"

_ Across The Universe "various SIs on take 8"
% Across The Universe "3-part harmony vocals + various SIs on take 8"
_ Across The Universe "RM2 mono mix/08FEB68"
o Across The Universe "Wildlife version, fast stereo mix/02OCT69"

FEB68?  [HOME DEMO] LENNON COMPOSING TAPES
o Hey Bulldog (as w.t. She Can Talk To Me) <1'23">
o Hey Bulldog (as w.t. She Can Talk To Me) <1'52">
     o "edited copy, chorus/verse/chorus, 0:47"

11FEB68 [EMI + VIDEO] LAST YELLOW SUBMARINE SESSION
The entire session was filmed, as well as promo footage for Lady Madonna.
_ Hey Bulldog "Takes 1-9"
% Hey Bulldog "Take 10"
% Hey Bulldog "SIs onto take 10"
o Hey Bulldog "mono original film soundtrack mix/11FEB68"
o Hey Bulldog "1999 Single Version"

TIMELINE POSTSCRIPT:  POST-11FEB68 CRITICAL SESSIONS 
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15MAR68  ==MOTHER RELEASE== LADY MADONNA c/w THE INNER LIGHT (MONO 45)
o LADY MADONNA  (mono mix/15FEB68)
o THE INNER LIGHT (mono mix/08FEB68)

-Alternate releases:
o Lady Madonna "stereo Past Masters mix/02DEC69"
o The Inner Light "stereo Past Masters mix/21JAN70"

17JUL68 World Premiere of the Yellow Submarine film.  The Beatles attend.

22-23OCT68 [EMI] YELLOW SUBMARINE LP SIDE TWO SESSION
Outside 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, this page, for track list)

17JAN69 ==MOTHER RELEASE== YELLOW SUBMARINE (STEREO/DUOPHONIC LP)
SIDE 1:
o Yellow Submarine  (stereo Revolver LP mix)
o ONLY A NORTHERN SONG  (duophonic mix/29OCT68)
o ALL TOGETHER NOW  (stereo mix/29OCT68)
o HEY BULLDOG  (stereo mix/29OCT68) 
o IT'S ALL TOO MUCH  (stereo mix/16-17OCT68)
o ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE  (stereo remix/29OCT68)

Side 2:
o Pepperland by George Martin
o Sea Of Time/Sea Of Holes by George Martin
o Sea Of Monsters by George Martin
o March Of the Meanies by George Martin
o Pepperland Laid Waste by George Martin
o Yellow Submarine In Pepperland by George Martin

17JAN69 Release- Yellow Submarine (Mono LP)
X The mono version of this LP is only a reduction of the stereo version. 

12DEC69  ==MOTHER RELEASE== ACROSS THE UNIVERSE [STEREO ORPHANED SONG] "STAR LINE SRS 5013"
o ACROSS THE UNIVERSE [STEREO LP No One's Gonna Change Our World] "Wildlife version"


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 = Outside 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.

o To The BEATLES RECORDING TIMELINE Table Of Contents

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