Recording "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"

Monday, July 1, 1968 • For The Beatles

Part of


"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.
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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Session Jul 01, 1968 • Recording "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"

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The Beatles had started recording “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” on June 26 and 27. On this day, from 7 pm to 4:30 am, they added more overdubs to take 8 of the song. Paul McCartney recorded his bass part.

The bass part Paul overdubbed on was good. Clearly he was still determined to do his best, no matter what was going on between him and John.

Geoff Emerick – From “Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles“, 2006

Two reduction mixes were then made, creating take 9 and take 10. John Lennon then added his vocals on take 10 (those vocals would be replaced during the July 23 session).

Last updated on September 11, 2021

Songs recorded



2.

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Tape copying • Tape reduction take 8 into take 9


3.

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Tape copying • Tape reduction take 8 into take 10


4.

Staff

Musicians on "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"

Paul McCartney:
Bass
John Lennon:
Lead vocal

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Richard Lush:
Second Engineer

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