Recording and mixing "Everybody's Got Something To Hide...", mixing "Good Night"

Tuesday, July 23, 1968 • For The Beatles

Part of


"The Beatles" (aka the White Album) sessions

May 30 - Oct 18, 1968 • Songs recorded during this session appear on The Beatles (Mono)

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the The Beatles (Mono) LP.
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Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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On this day, from 5 pm to 3 am, The Beatles completed “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey“. John Lennon recorded a new lead vocal on Take 10, replacing the vocal recorded on July 1.

As usual, John was wanting his voice to sound different. He would say, ‘I want to sound like somebody from the moon’ or anything different. ‘Make it different!’ And at that time there wasn’t the range of instant effects available today.

Engineer Richard Lush – From “The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions” by Mark Lewisohn

Five attempts at a mono mix were then done. But the final mono and stereo mixes would be made on October 12.


Good night” had been recorded the day before, and on this day, six attempts at a mono mix were made. They were not deemed good enough as the final mono and stereo mixes would be made on October 11.

Last updated on September 12, 2021

Songs recorded


1.


2.

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Tape copying • Tape reduction take 10 into take 11


3.

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Tape copying • Tape reduction take 10 into take 12


4.


5.

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 1 from take 12


6.

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 2 from take 12


7.

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 3 from take 12


8.

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 4 from take 12


9.

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 5 from take 12


10.

Good Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 1 from take 34


11.

Good Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 2 from take 34


12.

Good Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 3 from take 34


13.

Good Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 4 from take 34


14.

Good Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 5 from take 34


15.

Good Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Mixing • Mono mixing - Remix 6 from take 34

Staff

Musicians on "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"

John Lennon:
Vocals

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Ken Scott:
Engineer
Richard Lush:
Second Engineer

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!

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