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The Beatles' (WP) recording sessions are highly sought after by fans, as their outtakes and demos are seen as collectables and have historical significance. The Beatles' studio session tapes are kept at Abbey Road Studios, formerly known as "EMI Studios" until 1970, where The Beatles recorded most of their music. Some outtakes and demos are very common, such as those released with The Beatles Anthology. Most have never been officially released; however, some are available on bootlegs. Some unreleased studio recordings were used in The Beatles: Rock Band video game before and after songs, as background noise and to give faded songs endings.

All songs written by Lennon–McCartney except where noted. All single and album releases are for the United Kingdom.


1958Edit

Phillips' Sound Recording ServicesEdit

In the spring or summer of 1958, Wikipedia:The Quarrymen (The Beatles' original name) recorded two songs at Wikipedia:Phillips' Sound Recording Services in their hometown of Wikipedia:Liverpool. The recordings were pressed onto a mono 10-inch 78 rpm shellac disc and the sessions tapes were erased to be used with new customers. Due to the low quality and age of the recordings, the songs are filled with hiss but are still listenable. It was the group's first recording session, for which they paid 17s 6d (87.5p or £Template:Inflation nowTemplate:Inflation-fn). The record was not intended for release but for The Quarrymen's personal use.Template:SfnTemplate:Sfn

When we got the record, the agreement was that we would have it for a week each. John had it a week and passed it on to me. I had it for a week and passed it on to George, who had it for a week. Then Colin had it for a week and passed it to Duff Lowe – who kept it for 23 years.

In 1981, Lowe sold the record to McCartney for an undisclosed figure. McCartney had audio engineers attmept to improve the sound quality.Template:SfnTemplate:Sfn

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The Quarrymen demosEdit

The Quarrymen recorded several low-quality homemade mono demo tapes. Those known to still exist are:

  • "Wikipedia:One After 909" with Wikipedia:Mike McCartney (1:42)
    • Another demo of "One After 909" is known to exist.
  • "Well, Darling" (5:11)
  • "Some Days"
  • "Wildcat"
  • "I'll Always Be in Love with You"
  • "Wikipedia:When I'm Sixty-Four"
    • Although it is known that Paul McCartney wrote "When I'm Sixty-Four" when he was about 16, no demo tape from this era has ever turned up, but is believed to exist.
  • "Winston's Walk"
  • "Wikipedia:Ask Me Why"
    • The same principle goes for "Ask Me Why".
  • Spoken Lennon nonsense with radio

1960Edit

Early Beatles homemade recordingsEdit

As they did when they were The Quarrymen, The Beatles recorded several low-quality homemade mono demo tapes. The tapes are the only known recordings featuring their former Wikipedia:bass guitarist Wikipedia:Stuart Sutcliffe. From the 16 known demos made in early 1960 at McCartney's house, only three have been released.Template:SfnTemplate:SfnTemplate:Sfn

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Akustik studio recordingsEdit

On 15 October 1960, in Wikipedia:Hamburg, Lennon, McCartney and Harrison recorded a song as the backing group for Lu Walters, the bassist from Wikipedia:Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The Beatles' drummer, Wikipedia:Pete Best, was not present, and Hurricanes drummer Wikipedia:Ringo Starr played instead. It was the first time John, Paul, George and Ringo recorded music together. Sutcliffe was present at the session but did not play. The song was recorded in the small Akustik studio, in a similar arrangement to The Beatles' recordings at Phillips' Sound Recording Services. The song, with a spoken advertisement as the B-side, was pressed onto nine mono 78 rpm acetate discs. After the song was recorded, Walters, Starr, Ty Brian and Johnny Byrne, all in the Hurricanes, recorded "Fever" and "Wikipedia:September Song". None of the recordings made were ever released. The session tapes were most likely erased and none of the discs are known to have survived.Template:Sfn

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  • George Harrison – guitar
  • John Lennon – guitar
  • Paul McCartney – guitar
  • Wikipedia:Ringo Starr – drums
  • Lu Walters – bass guitar, vocals

1961Edit

Tony Sheridan recordingsEdit

On 22 June, in Hamburg, The Beatles (under the name "The Beat Brothers") recorded several songs with English Wikipedia:rock and roller Wikipedia:Tony Sheridan, for an album called Wikipedia:My Bonnie. After recording the songs with Sheridan, The Beatles recorded two songs by themselves. The session tapes have since been destroyed, but the songs have been issued on numerous singles and albums, both official and unofficial. Sheridan made more recordings with different backing musicians, resulting in some debate over which songs The Beatles are on. They are generally believed to appear on seven tracks.Template:Sfn

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1962Edit

Decca auditionEdit

On 1 January, The Beatles recorded an audition for Decca Records in Wikipedia:London. The Beatles did not pass the audition but their manager, Wikipedia:Brian Epstein, kept the reel-to-reel tapes to present to other record producers. The recordings were pressed onto a mono acetate disc and were later heard by Wikipedia:Parlophone producer Wikipedia:George Martin. The likely order of the songs was:Template:Sfn

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  • Pete Best – drums
  • George Harrison – lead guitar, vocals
  • John Lennon – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Paul McCartney – bass guitar, vocals
Production staff
  • Mike Smith – producer


Tony Sheridan recordings IIEdit

On May 24, 1962 The Beatles recorded two tracks at Studio Rahlstedt: "Wikipedia:Sweet Georgia Brown" (Bernie-Pincard-Casey) and "Wikipedia:Swanee River" (Foster). Tony Sheridan added his vocals on "Sweet Georgia Brown" on June 7, 1962.[1]

Personnel
  • Tony Sheridan - vocals
  • John Lennon - backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Paul McCartney - backing vocals, bass guitar
  • George Harrison - backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Pete Best - drums
  • Roy Young - piano
  • Bert Kaempfert - producer

Parlophone auditionEdit

After hearing the Decca audition recordings, Martin decided to give The Beatles an audition at EMI Studios in London. The audition on 6 June, between 6 and 8 pm, also acted as their first EMI recording session. They recorded in Studio 2 or 3, with Studio 2 later becoming the studio in which they recorded most of their music. The session tapes were destroyed per standard protocol; however, at least two mono recordings have since been discovered. Most documentation from the session has been destroyed; however, it is known that four songs were recorded in an unknown amount of takes. The Beatles passed the audition; however, Martin was not satisfied with Best's drumming and wanted him replaced. It would be his only recording session at EMI before he was replaced with Ringo Starr.Template:Sfn

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Musicians
  • Pete Best – drums
  • George Harrison – backing vocals, guitar
  • John Lennon – Wikipedia:harmonica, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Paul McCartney – bass guitar, vocals
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"Love Me Do" single sessionsEdit

4 September 1962Edit

90 days after their audition, they returned to EMI Studios, with their new drummer, to record their debut single in Studio 2, between 7 and 10 pm. They began work on Wikipedia:Mitch Murray's "How Do You Do It", which Martin had chosen for them, but they disliked the song and wanted to release an original composition. At least two takes of "How Do You Do It" and at least 15 takes of "Love Me Do" were recorded, and the best take of each song was mono mixed and pressed onto an acetate disc for Epstein to hear. The session tapes were later destroyed as was common practice then. This session's version of "Love Me Do" was released as The Beatles' first single; however, it was later replaced with a version recorded seven days later and the original was destroyed. When the original was later released on the compilation Past Masters, Vol. 1, it had to be sourced from a mono 45 rpm single.Template:Sfn

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  • "How Do You Do It" (Murray)
    • Mono mixed (from take 2) – released on Anthology 1 (1:57)
  • "Love Me Do"
    • Mono mixed – released as a single on 5 October 1962; included on Past Masters (2:24) and Mono Masters
Personnel
Musicians
  • George Harrison – acoustic and lead guitar, backing vocals
  • John Lennon – harmonica, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Paul McCartney – bass guitar, vocals
  • Ringo Starr – drums
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  • George Martin – producer
  • Norman Smith – engineer

11 September 1962Edit

Concerned with Starr's drumming, the producers hired session drummer Andy White for another attempt at recording The Beatles' first single. Between 10 am and 1 pm, in Studio 2, they recorded three songs with White drumming. The best takes of "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" were mono mixed. An unknown number of takes of "Please Please Me" were also recorded but none were used. The session tapes were later destroyed, thus there are no true stereo versions of the songs, although at least one mono recording has been discovered.Template:Sfn Although the previous session's version of "Love Me Do" was released as the single, following the release of Wikipedia:The Beatles' Hits EP, it was replaced with the version from this session and destroyed.Template:Sfn "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" were mixed in Wikipedia:duophonic "fake stereo" on 25 February 1963, in Studio 1, between 2.30 and 5.45 pm.Template:Sfn Although they were originally released in fake stereo on the stereo version of Wikipedia:Please Please Me, the 2009 remastered stereo version contains the songs in mono.

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  • "P.S. I Love You" (takes 1–9)
  • "P.S. I Love You" (take 10)
    • Mono mixed – released as the B-side to "Love Me Do"; included on Please Please Me (mono) (2:04)
      • Duophonic stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo) (2:04)
  • "Love Me Do" (takes 1–17)
  • "Love Me Do" (take 18)
    • Mono mixed – released on Please Please Me (mono) (2:21)
      • Duophonic stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo) (2:21)
  • "Please Please Me" (McCartney–Lennon) – released on Anthology 1 (1:59)
Personnel
Musicians
  • George Harrison – acoustic and lead guitar, backing vocals
  • John Lennon – rhythm guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Paul McCartney – bass guitar, vocals
  • Ringo Starr – Wikipedia:maracas, Wikipedia:tambourine
  • Andy White – percussion, drums
Production staffTemplate:SfnTemplate:Sfn
  • Ron Richards – producer (11 September 1962)
  • Norman Smith – engineer
  • George Martin – producer (25 February 1963)
  • A. B. Lincoln – 2nd engineer (25 February 1963)

"Please Please Me" single sessionsEdit

26 November 1962Edit

Between 7 and 10 pm, in Studio 2, The Beatles recorded their second single. They also performed an original composition, "Wikipedia:Tip of My Tongue", but Martin was unhappy with the arrangement. They never recorded it again and, instead, gave it to Wikipedia:Tommy Quickly, another artist managed by Epstein. "Please Please Me" and "Ask My Why" were mono mixed on 30 November, in Studio 2. An edit and stereo mix of "Please Please Me" and a new mono and a stereo mix of "Ask Me Why" were made on 25 February 1963, in Studio 1, between 2.30 and 5.45 pm, for inclusion on the mono and stereo Please Please Me albums.Template:SfnTemplate:Sfn

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  • "Please Please Me" (takes 1–18)
    • Mono mixed (from an unknown take) – released as a single on 11 January 1963; included on Please Please Me (mono) (2:03)
    • Edit of takes 16–18
      • Stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo) (2:01)
  • "Ask Me Why" (takes 1–5)
  • "Ask Me Why" (take 6)
    • Mono mixed – released as the B-side "Please Please Me"
    • Mono mixed – released on Please Please Me (mono) (2:28)
    • Stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo) (2:27)
  • "Wikipedia:Tip of My Tongue"
Personnel
Musicians
  • George Harrison – backing vocals, lead guitar
  • John Lennon – rhythm guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Paul McCartney – bass guitar, vocals
  • Ringo Starr – drums
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  • George Martin – producer
  • Norman Smith – engineer
  • A. B. Lincoln – 2nd engineer (25 February 1963)

1963Edit

Please Please Me album sessionsEdit

11 & 20 February 1963Edit

Between 10 am and 10.45 pm, in Studio 2, they recorded their debut album, Please Please Me. In 1963, the convention of destroying session tapes after the final mixes were made mostly ceased; however, this session's takes of "Wikipedia:Hold Me Tight" were destroyed, as the song was left unused until they re-recorded it for their next album.Template:Sfn On 20 February, in Studio 1, between 10.30 am and 1 pm, Martin recorded overdubs for "Misery" and "Wikipedia:Baby It's You". The album was edited and mixed on 25 February, in Studio 1, between 10 am and 1 pm and 2.30 and 5.45 pm. The song "Seventeen" was later retitled "Wikipedia:I Saw Her Standing There".Template:Sfn

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10 am – 1 pm

  • "Wikipedia:There's a Place" (take 1) – complete (1:58)
  • "There's a Place" (take 2) – complete (1:54)
  • "There's a Place" (take 3) – false start
  • "There's a Place" (take 4) – complete (1:50)
  • "There's a Place" (take 5) – false start
  • "There's a Place" (take 6) – complete (1:57)
  • "There's a Place" (take 7) – false start
  • "There's a Place" (take 8) – complete (1:57)
  • "There's a Place" (take 9) – complete (1:53)
  • "There's a Place" (take 10) – complete (1:50)
    • Harmonica overdub (take 11) – complete (2.30–6 pm)
    • Harmonica overdub (take 12) – false start
    • Harmonica overdub (take 13) – complete
      • Mono mixed – released on Please Please Me (mono)
      • Stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo)
  • "Seventeen" (take 1) – complete (2:50)
    • Handclaps overdub (take 11) – false start (2.30–6 pm)
    • Handclaps overdub (take 12) – complete
      • Edited (with take 9)
        • Mono mixed – released on Please Please Me (mono)
        • Stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo)
  • "Seventeen" (take 2) – complete (2:49)
  • "Seventeen" (take 3) – edit piece (0:23)
  • "Seventeen" (takes 4–5) – edit pieces (0:37)
  • "Seventeen" (takes 6–8) – false starts
  • "Seventeen" (take 9) – complete (2:45); released as a B-side to "Wikipedia:Free as a Bird" (2:51)
    • Handclaps overdub (take 10) – complete (2.30–6 pm)
    • Edited (with take 12) (see take 12 above)

2.30–6 pm

  • "A Taste of Honey" (MarlowScott) (take 1) – complete (2:00)
  • "A Taste of Honey" (takes 2–3) – break-downs (1:00)
  • "A Taste of Honey" (take 4) – complete (2:02)
  • "A Taste of Honey" (take 5) – complete (2:00)
    • Double-tracked lead vocal overdub (take 6) – complete
    • Double-tracked lead vocal overdub (take 7) – complete
      • Mono mixed – released on Please Please Me (mono)
      • Stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo)
  • "Wikipedia:Do You Want to Know a Secret" (take 1) – false start
  • "Do You Want to Know a Secret" (takes 2–4) – complete (1:55)
  • "Do You Want to Know a Secret" (takes 5) – false start
  • "Do You Want to Know a Secret" (takes 6) – complete (2:00)
    • Overdub (take 7) – complete
    • Overdub (take 8) – complete
      • Mono mixed – released on Please Please Me (mono)
      • Stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo)
  • "Misery" (take 1) – complete
  • "Misery" (takes 2–5) – false starts
  • "Misery" (take 6) – complete (1:42)
  • "Misery" (take 7) – complete (1:44)
  • "Misery" (takes 8–10) – false starts
  • "Misery" (take 11) – complete (1:44)
    • Piano overdub (takes 12–15) (20 February)
    • Piano overdub (take 16)
      • Mono mixed
      • Stereo mixed
      • Mono mixed – released on Please Please Me (mono)
      • Stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo)

7.30–10.45 pm

  • "Wikipedia:Hold Me Tight" (take 1) – false start
  • "Hold Me Tight" (take 2) – complete (1:48)
  • "Hold Me Tight" (takes 3–4) – false start
  • "Hold Me Tight" (take 5) – break-down
  • "Hold Me Tight" (take 6) – complete (2:28)
  • "Hold Me Tight" (takes 7–8) – false starts
  • "Hold Me Tight" (take 9) – complete (1:26)
  • "Hold Me Tight" (take 10) – edit piece
  • "Hold Me Tight" (take 11) – false start
  • "Hold Me Tight" (take 12–13) – edit pieces
  • "Wikipedia:Anna (Go to Him)" (Alexander) (takes 1–2) – false starts
  • "Anna (Go to Him)" (take 3) – complete
    • Mono mixed – released on Please Please Me (mono)
    • Stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo)
  • "Boys" (DixonFarrell) (take 1) – complete
    • Mono mixed – released on Please Please Me (mono)
    • Stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo)
  • "Chains" (GoffinKing) (take 1)
    • Mono mixed – released on Please Please Me (mono)
    • Stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo)
  • "Chains" (takes 2–3) – false starts
  • "Chains" (takes 4) – complete
  • "Wikipedia:Baby It's You" (BacharachWilliamsDavid) (take 1) – complete
  • "Baby It's You" (take 2) – false start
  • "Baby It's You" (take 3) – complete
    • Wikipedia:Celesta overdub (take 4)
    • Wikipedia:Celesta overdub (take 5)
      • Stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo)
      • Mono mixed – released on Please Please Me (mono)
    • Piano overdub (take 6)
  • "Wikipedia:Twist and Shout" (MedleyRussell) (take 1) – complete
    • Mono mixed – released on Please Please Me (mono)
    • Stereo mixed – released on Please Please Me (stereo)
  • "Twist and Shout" (take 2) – complete
Personnel
Musicians
  • George Harrison – guitar, vocals, handclaps
  • John Lennon – guitar, vocals, harmonica, handclaps
  • Paul McCartney – bass guitar, vocals, handclaps
  • Ringo Starr – drums, handclaps, vocals
  • George Martin – piano, celesta (20 February)
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  • George Martin – producer
  • Norman Smith – engineer (11, 25 February)
  • Richard Langham – 2nd engineer (11 February)
  • Stuart Eltham – engineer (20 February)
  • Wikipedia:Geoff Emerick – 2nd engineer (20 February)
  • A. B. Lincoln – 2nd engineer (25 February)

"From Me to You" single sessionsEdit

5 March 1963Edit

Between 2.30 and 10 pm, in Studio 2, The Beatles recorded their third single. They also wanted to record "What Goes On" and "The One After 909", later retitled "Wikipedia:One After 909". In the end, only the latter was recorded but the song remained unused until it was re-recorded during the Get Back sessions. "What Goes On" was later re-recorded for Wikipedia:Rubber Soul. On 13 March, in Studio 2, Lennon recorded a harmonica overdub for "Thank You Little Girl", later retitled "Wikipedia:Thank You Girl", the single's B-side, and the song was edited and mixed. The A-side, "Wikipedia:From Me to You", was edited and mixed on 14 March, in Studio 2, between 10 am and 1 pm.Template:Sfn

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2.30–5 pm

  • "From Me to You" (takes 1–7)
  • "From Me to You" (takes 8–13) – edit pieces (harmonica, the guitar solo and the harmonised introduction)
    • Edited
      • Mono mixed – released as a single on 11 April 1963; included on Mono Masters
      • Stereo mixed – released on Past Masters
  • "Thank You Little Girl" (takes 1–6)
  • "Thank You Little Girl" (takes 7–13) – edit pieces (guitar flourish at the end)

7–10 pm

  • "The One After 909" (takes 1–4)
  • "One After 909" (take 5) (edit piece)
    • Edit of takes 3, 4 and 5 – release on Anthology 1
    • Edit of takes 4 and 5 – release on Anthology 1
Personnel
Musicians
  • George Harrison – harmony vocals, lead guitar
  • John Lennon – rhythm guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Paul McCartney – bass guitar, vocals
  • Ringo Starr – drums
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  • George Martin – producer
  • Norman Smith – engineer
  • Richard Langham – 2nd engineer

13 March 1963Edit

Studio 2, 10 am – 1 pm

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  • "Thank You Little Girl" (takes 14–28) – harmonica overdubs
    • Edit of takes 6, 13, 17, 20, 21 and 23
      • Mono mixed – released as the B-side to "From Me to You"; included on Mono Masters
      • Stereo mixed – released on Past Masters
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  • John Lennon – harmonica
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  • George Martin – producer
  • Norman Smith – engineer
  • Geoff Emerick – 2nd engineer

"She Loves You" single sessionEdit

1 July 1963Edit

On 1 July 1963, in studio 2, the Beatles recorded their fourth single. The number of takes recorded is unknown as the documentation and session tapes were later destroyed. The songs were edited and mixed in mono on 4 July 1963. No stereo mixes were ever made from the Wikipedia:master recordings.Template:Sfn

  • "Wikipedia:She Loves You"
    • Edited
      • Mono mixed – released as a single on 23 August 1963; included on Past Masters and Mono Masters
  • "Wikipedia:I'll Get You" ("Get You in the End")
    • Mono mixed – released as the B-side to "She Loves You"; included on Past Masters and Mono Masters
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  • John Lennon – vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Paul McCartney – vocals, bass guitar, handclaps
  • George Harrison – backing vocals, lead guitar, handclaps
  • Ringo Starr – drums, handclaps
  • George Martin – producer
  • Norman Smith – engineer

With The Beatles sessionsEdit

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  • John Lennon – vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Paul McCartney – vocals, bass guitar
  • George Harrison – vocals, lead guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums, vocals
  • George Martin – producer
  • Norman Smith – engineer


1964Edit

A Hard Day's Night album sessionsEdit

A Hard Day's Night album sessionsEdit

Beatles for Sale sessionsEdit

1965Edit

Help! album sessionsEdit

  • Wikipedia:Ticket to Ride (take 1)
  • Ticket to Ride (unused overdubs)
  • Another Girl (edit pieces)
  • I Need You (takes 1-4)
  • Yes It Is (takes 11-13)
  • The Night Before (take 1)
  • Wikipedia:You Like Me Too Much (takes 1-7)
  • Wikipedia:You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (takes 3-4)
  • You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (takes 6-8)
  • If You've Got Troubles (mono)
  • Tell Me What You See (takes 1-3)
  • You're Gonna Lose That Girl (takes 1-2)
  • That Means a Lot (4 rehearsals)
  • That Means a Lot (take 2)
  • That Means a Lot (take 22)
  • Dizzy Miss Lizzy (takes 1-2)
  • Bad Boy (takes 1-2)
  • Dizzy Miss Lizzy (takes 3-6)
  • I've Just Seen a Face (takes 1-5)
  • It's Only Love (take 1)
  • It's Only Love (take 4)
  • It's Only Love (take 5)
  • Wikipedia:Act Naturally (takes 1-12)
  • Wait (takes 1-3)
  • Wait (mono)

Rubber Soul sessionsEdit

1966Edit

Revolver sessionsEdit

1967Edit

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album sessionsEdit

Magical Mystery Tour EP sessionsEdit

1968Edit

The Beatles ("White Album") sessionsEdit

Yellow Submarine albumEdit

1969Edit

Get Back album sessionsEdit

There are no take numbers since they were not formal studio recording sessions, but rehearsals filmed for Let It Be. Some of the songs were released on later Beatles or solo records.

Songs (arranged by artist):

Numerous improvisations were also recorded during these sessions.

Medleys from the "Get Back" sessionsEdit

  • "Little Demon" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins)/"Maybellene" (Berry)/"Wikipedia:You Can't Catch Me" (Berry)/"Brown-Eyed Handsome Man" (Berry)
    • Recorded 24 January 1969, at 3 Savile Row.
  • "Wikipedia:Blue Suede Shoes" (Perkins)/"Wikipedia:You Really Got A Hold On Me" (Robinson)
    • Recorded 26 January 1969 at 3 Savile Row.
  • "Rip It Up" (Blackwell-Marascalco)/"Shake, Rattle, And Roll" (Calhoun)
    • Recorded 26 January 1969 at 3 Savile Row. Although Anthology 3 places this medley and the above together, they were recorded separately, but on the same day.
  • "Cannonball"/"Not Fade Away" (Hardin-Petty)/"Hey Little Girl"/"Bo Diddley" (McDaniel)
    • Recorded 29 January 1969 at 3 Savile Row.
  • "Take This Hammer" (Traditional)/"Long Lost John" (Traditional)/"Black Dog Blues" (also known as "Daddy, Where You Been So Long?")/"The Right String (But the Wrong Yo-Yo)" (Speckled Red)/"Run For Your Life" (Wikipedia:Lennon–McCartney)
    • Recorded at 3 Savile Row.
  • "Kansas City" (Leiber-Stoller)/"Miss Ann" (Penniman-Johnson)/"Lawdy Miss Clawdy" (Price)
    • Recorded 26 January 1969, at 3 Savile Row.
  • "Wikipedia:All Shook Up" (Blackwell-Presley)/"Your True Love"/"Blue Suede Shoes" (Perkins)
    • Recorded 3 January 1969, at Twickenham Film Studios..
  • "Ramblin' Woman"/"Wikipedia:I Threw It All Away" (Dylan)/"Mama, You Been On My Mind" (Dylan)
    • Recorded 9 January 1969, at Twickenham Film Studios.
  • "Sausages and French Fries" (Lennon–McCartney-Harrison-Starr)/"Early In The Morning"/"Honey Hush" (Turner)
    • Recorded 8 January 1969 at Twickenham Film Studios.
  • "I've Got A Feeling" (Lennon–McCartney)/"Help!" (Lennon–McCartney)/"Please Please Me" (Lennon–McCartney)
    • Recorded 23 January 1969, at 3 Savile Row.
  • "I'm Ready" (Domino; also known as "Rocker")/"Save The Last Dance For Me" (Pomus-Shuman)/"Don't Let Me Down" (Lennon–McCartney)
    • Recorded at 3 Savile Row.

Let It Be albumEdit

Wikipedia:Let It Be was put together from the above Get Back sessions, thus some of the songs do not have formal take numbers.

Songs:

  • Two of Us (take 1, shown in the Let It Be film.)
  • Wikipedia:Dig a Pony (take 1, recorded 30 January 1969, at the rooftop concert.)
  • Wikipedia:I Me Mine (take 16)
  • Dig It (take 1, "Dig It" was an eleven minute, twenty-five second jam that had a fifty-second excerpt included in the Let It Be album, due to the fact that a section of it was included in the film by the same name.)
  • Let It Be (take 27 A)
  • Maggie Mae (no numbered takes; Maggie Mae was a traditional Liverpool folk tune that the Beatles played in the early 1960s)
  • Wikipedia:I've Got a Feeling (take 1, recorded 30 January 1969 at the Rooftop Concert)
  • Wikipedia:One After 909 (take 1, recorded 30 January 1969 at the Rooftop Concert. "One After 909" was an early Lennon–McCartney composition that was rehearsed many times during the Get Back sessions, but was never intended to appear on the Let It Be album.)
  • Wikipedia:The Long and Winding Road (take ?)
  • Wikipedia:For You Blue (take ?)
  • Wikipedia:Get Back (take 3, recorded 30 January 1969. Segment of speech by McCartney and Lennon was included after the song appearing on the album.)

Abbey Road sessionsEdit

Home demos 1963–1969 (not including the Esher Demos)Edit

Paul McCartney:

During the Get Back sessions, McCartney also previewed several new compositions that he would later include on his solo albums.

John Lennon:

Lennon also recorded several songs that he would later release during the Get Back sessions.

George Harrison:

Harrison was also one to submit new material during the Get Back sessions.

The Beatles AnthologyEdit

The albums released as part of the Wikipedia:The Beatles Anthology – Wikipedia:Anthology 1 (1995), Wikipedia:Anthology 2 (1996) and Wikipedia:Anthology 3 (1996) – and the coinciding singles "Wikipedia:Free as a Bird" (1995) and "Real Love" (1996) are the only official releases containing some of The Beatles' studio sessions and demo tapes. The Beatles Anthology documentary also includes unreleased recordings, as well as live performances, interviews and film and television footage.

See alsoEdit

CitationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  • Sulpy, Doug (2006). "Complete Beatles Audio Guide". The 910 Publishing. Template:Citation/identifier. 
  • Sulpy, Doug; Schweighhardt, Ray (2007). "Drugs, Divorce and a Slipping Image: The Complete, Unauthorized Story of the Beatles Get Back Sessions". The 910 Publishing. Template:Citation/identifier. 
  • Winn, John C. (2003). "The Beatles Recorded Legacy, volume 1: Way Beyond Compare, 1957-1965". Multiplus Books. Template:Citation/identifier. 
  • Winn, John C. (2003). "The Beatles Recorded Legacy, volume 2: That Magic Feeling, 1966-1970". Multiplus Books. Template:Citation/identifier. 
  • Winn, John C. (2005). "The Beatles Recorded Legacy, volume 3: Lifting Latches: Inside the Beatles Vaults". Multiplus Books. Template:Citation/identifier. 

External linksEdit

Wikipedia:Template:The Beatles

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