All Together Now (Lennon/McCartney)

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All Together Now (Lennon/McCartney)

A simple child’s sing-along written by Paul specifically for the film Yellow Submarine, All Together Now is similar in structure to several nursery rhymes. It was later frequently sung at British soccer matches. The original track and most of the mixing was all done with engineer Geoff Emerick acting as producer, without George Martin.

Recording dates

  • May 12, 1967 (9 takes; basic track, overdubs, mixing)
  • November 15, 1967 (mono mixing)
  • October 29, 1968 (stereo mixing)

Personnel

  • Paul McCartney – lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, handclaps, percussion
  • John Lennon – double-tracked lead vocals (middle eight), backing vocals, ukulele, banjo, harmonica, handclaps
  • George Harrison – backing vocals, acoustic guitar, handclaps
  • Ringo Starr – backing vocals, drums, zill, triangle, handclaps
  • “Whoever happened to be around” – backing vocals (per Mark Lewisohn)

Release history