- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Abbey Road LP.
- EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road
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“Come Together“, recorded on July 21, 22, 23 and 25, received some additional guitar parts in the instrumental section as well as during the chorus of the song. It is not precisely known if those were played by George Harrison or John Lennon.
“Come Together” would receive its final overdubs the next day, on July 30.
Additional vocal harmonies were then added to “Sun King“, George Martin recorded an organ overdub to the song’s chorus, and Ringo Starr added maracas to the final verse.
On “Mean Mr. Mustard“, John and Paul double-tracked their vocals, and Ringo added a tambourine.
At the end of this session, the recording of “Sun King” and “Mean Mr. Mustard” was completed.
Last updated on December 26, 2021
Musicians on "Sun King"
Musicians on "Mean Mr. Mustard"
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Acclaimed Beatles historian Kenneth Womack offers the most definitive account yet of the writing, recording, mixing, and reception of Abbey Road. In February 1969, the Beatles began working on what became their final album together. Abbey Road introduced a number of new techniques and technologies to the Beatles' sound, and included "Come Together," "Something," and "Here Comes the Sun," which all emerged as classics.
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