Across The Universe

Beatles "Across The Universe" 10" 45-rpm Acetate Apple (1968). Originally recorded about the time of the "Lady Madonna" sessions, Apple originally planned this to be a single, then decided it should be a B-side, then on an EP. Eventually it was given to a charity project in 1970 to be used on a various artist album for the World Wildlife Fund, and it finally wound up on the 1970 "Let It Be" album. The 10" disc plays Very Good with some surface noise and one skip near the end of the recording. Condition: VG-EX 6 From the GRT Collection

Based on the label style, the disc would seem to originate from late 1968 - early 1969. Perhaps this is the acetate heard on Nagra reel 68A from the 7 January 1969 Twickenham sessions. However, it seems possible that it could come from the 2 October 1969 mixing session.

See an earlier E.M.I. acetate and more recording details - here
See another Apple acetate - here


4 February 1968
E67494 4T
Across The Universe (WILDLIFE VERSION) (TK1-TK2) b

4 February 1968
8 February 1968
E67496 4T
Across The Universe (WILDLIFE VERSION) (4T-4T) (TK8) B

8 February 1968
E67489 A (remix)
*Across The Universe (WILDLIFE VERSION) (FROM 4T TK8) (RM1-RM2) B

13 March 1969
AR 13736 A
Across The Universe - WILDLIFE VERSION
this is a compilation reel...what mix was used?

2 October 1969
E93478 Z (remix)
Across The Universe (RS1-RS2) (ED) B
according to Lewisohn, RS2 was used on the charity album

[from Lewisohn - Barrett does not list]
5 January 1970
Across The Universe (RS3)
this would be Glyn's 2nd "GB" compilation

Enter Phil Spector:

23 March 1970
E97102 Z
Across The Universe

1 April 1970
E97257 8T
Across The Universe
(Note Barrett lists this reel E97357.
This reel can be seen - here)

2 April 1970
E97136 Z
Across The Universe

2 April 1970
E97137 Z
Across The Universe