Recording "Good Day Sunshine", editing "And Your Bird Can Sing"

Wednesday, June 8, 1966 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Revolver (UK Mono) LP.
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Songs recorded


1.

And Your Bird Can Sing

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Editing • Editing of mono remixes 9 and 10


2.

Good Day Sunshine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


3.

Good Day Sunshine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2


4.

Good Day Sunshine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 3

Staff

Musicians on "Good Day Sunshine"

Paul McCartney:
Lead vocals, Piano
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon:
Bass ?, Backing vocals
George Harrison:
Bass ?, Backing vocals

Production staff

George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Richard Lush:
Second Engineer

About

This was the 28th day of the recording sessions for the “Revolver” album.


From 1 to 2 pm, in the control tool of EMI Studio Two, engineer Geoff Emerick worked alone and made an edit of two mono mixes of “And Your Bird Can Sing” (numbered 9 and 10), which had been made on June 6, 1966.


From 2:30 pm to 2:30 am, The Beatles recorded Paul McCartney’s “Good Day Sunshine“, under the working title “A Good Day’s Sunshine“. They rehearsed it extensively before the recording began.

Three takes of the rhythm track were recorded on this day, with Paul on piano, Ringo Starr on drums and John Lennon or George Harrison on bass. Take 1 was deemed the best.

Paul then overdubbed his lead vocals (recorded with varispeed at a slower-than-normal tape speed). John and George provided backing vocals, and Ringo added some tambourine.

The track would be completed on the following day, June 9, 1966.

Last updated on October 21, 2022

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