The Paul McCartney Project

Recording "Not Guilty", "Mother's Nature Son"

Aug 09, 1968 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Anthology 3 Official album.
Timeline See what happened in August 1968
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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Songs recorded


1.

Not Guilty

Written by George Harrison

Tape copying • Tape reduction take 99 into take 102


2.

Not Guilty

Written by George Harrison

Recording • SI onto take 102


3.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


4.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2

Album Officially appears on Anthology 3


5.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3


6.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 4


7.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 5


8.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 6


9.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 7


10.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 8


11.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 9


12.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 10


13.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 11


14.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 12


15.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 13


16.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 14


17.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 15


18.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 16


19.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 17


20.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 18


21.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 19


22.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 20


23.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 21


24.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 22


25.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 23


26.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 24


27.

Mother Nature's Son

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 25

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Staff

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Ken Scott:
Engineer
John Smith:
Second Engineer

About

From Anthology 3 liners notes:

Its lyrics inspired by the text of a lecture heard in Spring in India, the basic track of Mother’s Nature Son was recorded one summer’s evening in London a few months later. The White Album master was Take 26, a reduction of the “best” take (24) with overdubbed drums, timpani, brass and a second acoustic guitar passage, the brass players being the only musicians apart from Paul McCartney to play on the recording of his new song. En route to the master the composer taped a succession of strictly solo pieces, seeking out the right sound and feel – this Anthology selection is Take 2, the opening strand of conversation emphasising well the willingness, common to all Beatles, to seize upon a new sound or effect, whether discovered accidentally or otherwise.

Last updated on May 13, 2017


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