- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Abbey Road LP.
- EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road
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The day before, several reduction mixes of take 30 of “You Never Give Me Your Money” had been made and some overdubs were added onto the reduction mix named take 40. On this day, Paul McCartney returned to take 30 and re-recorded his bass part (on track seven). He also recorded a piano track, recorded at half-speed, which gave the honky-tonk effect when played at the correct speed.
Paul then re-recorded some lead vocals on “Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight” (on track six) and Ringo Starr added some extra drum hits (on track seven).
Some timpani drums were also added on “Carry That Weight“. The studio documentation doesn’t mention who played timpani and photographic evidence shows that both Paul and Ringo attempted to achieve the right timpani sound.
“Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight” would receive its final (orchestral) overdubs on August 15, 1969.
Last updated on December 27, 2021
Musicians on "Carry That Weight"
Musicians on "You Never Give Me Your Money"
Musicians on "Golden Slumbers"
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