"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.
- Trident Studios, London, UK
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This was the third day of work on “Dear Prudence” at Trident Studios. The Beatles were still a trio, as Ringo Starr had temporarily left the group on August 22.
During this short session to the Beatles’ standard (from 5 pm to 11 pm), the latest overdubs were recorded. Paul McCartney added piano over the end portion of the song, and a brief snippet of flugelhorn. George Harrison added another guitar part.
Both mono and stereo mixes of “Dear Prudence” would be made two months after, on October 13.
Last updated on September 19, 2021
Recording • SI onto take 1
Musicians on "Dear Prudence"
- George Martin:
- Barry Sheffield:
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