- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Mono) LP.
- EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road
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From Anthology 2 liner notes, about alternate take 5:
Getting very near the end, the Beatles recorded the last new number for Sgt. Pepper just two days before Paul was committed to fly out to America, the sessions over. Possibly for this reason, but also because it was technically less complicated than the other tracks, this final song – the reprise version of the title cut – was started, completed and mixed in a single session, albeit one that didn’t finish until six o’clock the following morning. The master was Take 9, with overdubs – the version here is a basic track, Take 5, with Paul’s guide vocal.
Richard Lush, from ABC News, May 25, 2017:
The reprise I remember fondly because it was just one of those special nights when they were playing great. They were all there together, which didn’t always happen. And we were in a different studio, we were in studio one, which is the main classical studio which normally didn’t have pop music done in it. We built little houses for everybody to be close to each other in. It was just great. The vibe of them playing that night was just fantastic.Richard Lush
Last updated on May 1, 2021
Recording • Take 8
Album Officially released on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th anniversary boxset)
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