Recording "Savoy Truffle"

Thursday, October 3, 1968 • For The Beatles

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"The Beatles" (aka the White Album) sessions

May 30 - Oct 15, 1968 • Songs recorded during this session appear on The Beatles (Mono)

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the The Beatles (Mono) LP.
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Trident Studios, London, UK

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From Wikipedia:

The Beatles taped the basic track for “Savoy Truffle” at Trident Studios in London on 3 October 1968, the day after Harrison had recorded his and Clapton’s song “Badge” for Cream’s forthcoming album. In his NME interview the previous month, Harrison expressed satisfaction with his increased guitar contributions to the Beatles’ recent recording sessions; he also said that their album would be a return to the “funky” rock approach that had characterised their pre-fame performances at Liverpool’s Cavern club and in Hamburg. With Lennon absent between 3 and 7 October, the line-up on the rhythm track was Harrison on electric guitar, McCartney on bass, and Ringo Starr on drums. Overdubs took place on 5 October, again at Trident, and then on 11 and 14 October, at EMI Studios (now Abbey Road Studios). Chris Thomas, as assistant to the Beatles’ producer, George Martin, played electric piano on the song.

Last updated on June 20, 2021

Songs recorded


Savoy Truffle

Written by George Harrison

Recording • Take 1


Production staff

George Martin:
Barry Sheffield:

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