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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 15, 1965 (Monday)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Another year, another film, another set of recording sessions, and yet more furious industry. Work this day began at 2:30 pm with the recording of two takes of John's "Ticket To Ride", and the song was completed and ready for mixing by 5:45. Released as the A-side of the Beatles' next single on Friday, April 9th, as well as on the soundtrack album for the yet to be started film. "Ticket To Ride" was the result of much more work than the two-take figure would suggest, with - from this year - overdubs onto the multi-track tape not being given separate numbers as before. Here, the Beatles twice taped a rhythm track (the first was a false-start, the second was 'best') and then recorded any amount of overdubs - numbers were never specified on recording documents - onto vacant tracks of the tape, perfecting vocals and anything else that they felt needed more attention.

Between 7:00 and 10:30 pm the Beatles recorded Paul's "Another Girl" (one take, plus ten edit pieces) and George's "I Need You" (five takes), both of which were completed with overdubs the next day.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

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