- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the The Beatles (Mono) LP.
- Timeline More from year 1968
- EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road
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John Lennon double-tracked his lead vocals, and Paul McCartney added his bass line (according to “The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions” by Mark Lewisohn, not according to “The Beatles” super deluxe book, 2018). A reduction mix was then made, named Take 19, to allow for further overdubs. John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and his new girlfriend Francie Schwartz then added “shoo-be-doo-wop” backing vocals.
I was in the control room of studio three and there on the other side of the glass was a figure in semi-darkness going over and over some lines of a song. I knew the voice and sure enough I knew the face. John Lennon was about 30 feet away! He was working on “Revolution”, the slow one, and I remember him going through the song again and again in rehearsal, changing a word or two every time. Each time, it would alter very slightly, it would develop and evolve. ‘When you talk about destruction… you can count me out.’, ‘When you talk about destruction… you can count me in.’Alan Brown – technical engineer at EMI Studios – from The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn
Work on “Revolution 1” would continue the next working day, on June 4.
Last updated on June 9, 2021
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!
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