The Paul McCartney Project

Recording and mixing "Come And Get It", "Sun King", "Mean Mr Mustard"

Jul 24, 1969 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Abbey Road Official album.
Timeline See what happened in July 1969
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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Songs recorded


1.

Come And Get It

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • Take 1


2.

Come And Get It

Written by Paul McCartney

Mixing • Stereo mixing - Remix 1 from take 1


3.

Come And Get It

Written by Paul McCartney

Tape copying • Tape copying of remix stereo 1


4.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


5.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2


6.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3


7.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 4


8.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5


9.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 6


10.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 7


11.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 8


12.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 9


13.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 10


14.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 11


15.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 12


16.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 13


17.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 14


18.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 15


19.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 16


20.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 17


21.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 18


22.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 19


23.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 20

Album Officially appears on Abbey Road (2019)


24.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 21


25.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 22


26.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 23


27.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 24


28.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 25


29.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 26


30.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 27


31.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 28


32.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 29


33.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 30


34.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 31


35.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 32


36.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 33


37.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 34


38.

Sun King

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 35


39.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


40.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2


41.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3


42.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 4


43.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5


44.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 6


45.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 7


46.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 8


47.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 9


48.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 10


49.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 11


50.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 12


51.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 13


52.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 14


53.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 15


54.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 16


55.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 17


56.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 18


57.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 19


58.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 20


59.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 21


60.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 22


61.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 23


62.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 24


63.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 25


64.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 26


65.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 27


66.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 28


67.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 29


68.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 30


69.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 31


70.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 32


71.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 33


72.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 34


73.

Mean Mr. Mustard

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 35

The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn

The definitive guide for every Beatles recording sessions from 1962 to 1970.

We owe a lot to Mark Lewisohn for the creation of those session pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details - the number of takes for each song, who contributed what, a description of the context and how each session went, various photographies... And an introductory interview with Paul McCartney!

Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Phil McDonald:
Engineer
John Kurlander:
Second Engineer

About

From Anthology 3 liner notes:

Ahead of the Beatles’ latest session for Abbey Road, Paul McCartney arrived at EMI early this July afternoon and assembled a solo demo of a new composition, Come And Get It, that he was offering exclusively to be Apple label group the Iveys. First he sang and played the piano, then he double-tracked his vocal and shook maracas, then added drums and, finally, overlaid bass guitar. The process took less than an hour, and nine days later Paul produced the Iveys’ version, almost identical to his, which – released after they changed their name to Badfinger – became a Top Five single and the main theme for the Peter Sellers/Ringo Starr movie The Magic Christian.

Later in the day, during the recording of the Abbey Road song Sun King, the Beatles ambled into a lighthearted jam that encompassed three Gene Vincent songs – Be-Pop-A-Lula, Who Slapped John? and, most enticingly, Ain’t She Sweet, the standard from 1927 that Vincent had covered in 1956 and the Beatles themselves recorded in 1961 (issued on Anthology 1). Then they had performed an arrangement that vocalist John Lennon described as “a march”, but in this 1969 jam they duplicated the softened style of Vincent’s recording.


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