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Beatles London EMI Studios

Working on ‘Fool on the Hill’, September 1967, EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London

Paul McCartney had taped a demo of ‘The Fool On The Hill’ on 6 September 1967. During this evening’s recording session The Beatles began proper work on the song.The Beatles recorded it in Studio Two at EMI Studios in London.

Three takes of the backing track were recorded . By the close of the session The Fool On The Hill featured two pianos, drums, acoustic guitar, recorders and lead vocals.

A reduction mix numbered take four, was also made. The end of the session finally drew to a close at 3am.

Also present at the session were two Japanese journalists: reporter Rumiko Hoshika and photographer Koh Hasebe from the magazine Music Life. A number of photographs of The Beatles at work were subsequently published. Rehearsals of the song and interviews were also recorded.

Magical Mystery Tour was released in the UK on December 8th 1967 as a double EP. Six songs were on it and track listings were as follows:

Magical Mystery Tour

The Fool On The Hill


Blue Jay Way

Your Mother Should Know

I Am The Walrus

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