What's The New Mary Jane

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Here is the list of albums that features “What's The New Mary Jane”:

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Anthology 3 (2016 remaster)

Official album • Released in 2016

6:12 • OuttakeA2016 • Stereo • Take 4. What's The New Mary Jane was in the running for a place on the White Album but fell at the final hurdle - remaining unissued until now. The piece was John's, and, of the four Beatles, only he and George are present. Contrary to its seemingly free-form nature, What's The New Mary Jane had a pre-planned structure, the other takes recorded at this EMI session - and also a demo recorded at Esher three months previously - proving so. The Anthology version is Take 4, the one marked "best" on the tape box at the end of the evening's work in number two studio at Abbey Road, featuring double-tracked piano and vocals (John), double-tracked guitar (George), and multitudinous sound effects contributed by Yoko Ono and the Beatles' assistant Mal Evans.

John Lennon :
Effects, Piano, Tambourine, Vocals
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Effects, Percussion, Vocals
George Martin :
Mal Evans :
Effects, Handbell
Yoko Ono :
Effects, Percussion, Vocals
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Aug 14, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road