- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the The Beatles (Mono) LP.
- Timeline More from year 1968
- Trident Studios, London, UK
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This was the second day of work on “Dear Prudence” at Trident Studios. The Beatles were still a trio, Ringo having temporarily left the group on August 22. They recorded overdubs onto the basic track recorded the day before.
On 29 August, McCartney overdubbed bass guitar and Lennon sang his lead vocal, doubled for effect, to which McCartney and Harrison added harmony vocals. The other contributions were handclaps and percussion, including Harrison and McCartney on tambourines, and more backing vocals. For these additions, the Beatles were joined by Mal Evans, Apple Records artist Jackie Lomax, and McCartney’s cousin John McCartney. Although cut from the released recording, the performance originally ended with the backing singers all cheering and applauding.
They continued working on “Dear Prudence” at Trident, the day after, on August 30, 1968.
Last updated on May 25, 2021
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