Recording "Good Night"

Friday, June 28, 1968 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the The Beatles (Mono) LP.
Timeline More from year 1968
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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The Beatles started the recording of “Good Night” on this day. They first worked on a number of rehearsals; one of them was released on Anthology 3:

On the evidence of this eavesdrop into song’s first session, the transferral of composition to tape was very much a united effort, with all four Beatles and producer George Martin pitching in ideas and opinions. The performance was not numbered “take” but, rather, a rehearsal that happened to be recorded.

From the liner notes of Anthology 3

Five proper takes of “Good Night” were then recorded during this session, with John Lennon on guitars.

From Facebook – 28 June 1968 Photo © Apple Corps Ltd. (http://www.thebeatles.com/)
From Facebook – 28 June 1968 Photo © Apple Corps Ltd. (http://www.thebeatles.com/)

Last updated on June 20, 2021

Songs recorded


1.

Good Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


2.

Good Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2


3.

Good Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3


4.

Good Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 4


5.

Good Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5

Staff

Musicians on Good Night

John Lennon:
Guitars

Production staff

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

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