- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Abbey Road LP.
- EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road
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Neither Lewisohn nor Winn can provide any validation regarding this session. The stereo remix of Dig It is noted to have been from a session that is not among any of the dates Glyn Johns worked on the song and there is no entry in tape log from Barrett of it, or the copy of Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.From “The Beatles Recording Reference Manual – Volume 5” by Jerry Hammack
On this day, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison added some harmony vocals, singing “She’s so heavy“. Those overdubs were added onto take 1 from April 20 but were also edited into the original Trident Studios master, before the session ends. The final release would be an edit of mixes made of the two versions of the song, made on August 20.
Till then, the working title of the track was “I Want You“. The addition of those harmony vocals led John to change the title to “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)“.
John, Paul, George then re-recorded their backing vocals on “Oh! Darling“, replacing those they had done on April 26.
John’s harmony vocals on “Oh! Darling” were his last performance on any Beatles track.
To end the day, George added a guitar overdub onto track seven of “Here Comes The Sun“. The track would receive orchestral overdubs on August 15.
Last updated on December 27, 2021
Musicians on "Oh! Darling"
Musicians on "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"
Musicians on "Here Comes The Sun"
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