The Paul McCartney Project

Recording "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"

Feb 22, 1969 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Abbey Road Official album.
Timeline See what happened in 1969
Studio:
Trident Studios, London, UK

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Songs recorded


1.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


2.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2


3.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3


4.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 4


5.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5


6.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 6


7.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 7


8.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 8


9.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 9


10.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 10


11.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 11


12.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 12


13.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 13


14.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 14


15.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 15


16.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 16


17.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 17


18.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 18


19.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 19


20.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 20


21.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 21


22.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 22


23.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 23


24.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 24


25.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 25


26.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 26


27.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 27


28.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 28


29.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 29


30.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 30


31.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 31


32.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 32


33.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 33


34.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 34


35.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 35

The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn

The definitive guide for every Beatles recording sessions from 1962 to 1970.

We owe a lot to Mark Lewisohn for the creation of those session pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details - the number of takes for each song, who contributed what, a description of the context and how each session went, various photographies... And an introductory interview with Paul McCartney!

Staff

Musicians

Barry Sheffield:
Engineer
Glyn Johns:
Producer

About

From TheBeatles.com:

For an overnight session on February 22, 1969, The Beatles were joined at London’s Trident Studios by producer George Martin and engineer Glyn Johns to record “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” Abbey Road’s new edition combines a take from that session with the concluding part of the Trident master’s eight-track reduction mix made later at the EMI studios, revealing for the first time Billy Preston’s thrilling overdubbed organ solo. With their amps turned up high, The Beatles received a noise complaint from one of the studio’s neighbors in the Soho area of the city. The take starts with Lennon exclaiming, “My boys are ready to go!,” before the band is told about the complaint. Lennon replies, “What are they doing here at this time of night?,” then lays it down: “Well, we’ll try it once more very loud. And then if we don’t get it, we’ll try it quiet, like it might do it the other way. OK. The loud one, last go. Last chance to be loud!”

Last updated on August 11, 2019


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