The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 2, 1970

Today was the final day’s work on The Beatles’ last album Let It Be. It was a stereo mixing and edit session for three songs.

Phil Spector worked in room four of EMI Studios, with balance engineer Peter Bown and tape operator Roger Ferris. The three songs worked on were The Long And Winding Road, Across The Universe and I Me Mine.

Some further work was also required on the latter two tracks. Spector edited then slowed Across The Universe, changing the key from D to C#, and combined two stereo mixes of The Long And Winding Road – the edit can be heard at 1’26”.

After the session acetates of the completed album were sent to each of The Beatles for approval. Although he later expressed bitter resentment at Spector’s work, Paul McCartney is said to have initially been happy with the treatment of the recordings.




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