Recording "Every Night"

Monday, February 23, 1970 • For Paul McCartney

Part of

"McCartney" sessions at Abbey Road Studios

February 21 to March 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the McCartney LP.
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Master release

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Paul McCartney had tried recording “Every Nightthe day before but decided to record it again on this day at EMI Studios.

The version recorded on this day would be mixed the following day, for inclusion on his debut solo album, “McCartney“.

‘Every Night’ (Blues). This came from the first two lines, which I’ve had for years. They were added to in 1969 in Greece (Benitses) on holiday. This was recorded at EMI with:

1. vocal and
2. acoustic guitar
3. drums
4. bass
5. lead guitar (acoustic)
6. harmony to the lead guitar
7. double-tracked vocal in parts
8. electric guitar (not used)
9. track.

Paul McCartney, from the press release of “McCartney”, April 1970

Last updated on March 31, 2022

Songs recorded


Every Night

Written by Paul McCartney



Musicians on "Every Night"

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Drums, Acoustic guitar, Vocals

Production staff

Paul McCartney:
Phil McDonald:
Recording engineer

Going further

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