Glass Onion

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Here is the list of albums that features “Glass Onion”:

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Anthology 3 (2016 remaster)

Official album • Released in 2016

2:08 • OuttakeC2016 • Mono • This mono mix of Glass Onion, made on 26 September 1968, encompasses sound effects compiled by John Lennon for his song: a telephone, an organ note, the smashing of glass and the then BBC-tv soccer commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme acclaiming "It's a goal!" over the sound of a roaring crowd. George Martin, on holiday at the time, heard the mix on his return and suggested a different approach: he scored the song for a string arrangement, recorded on 10 October, that rendered this mix and the FX ideas redundant and the tape to the vault shelf labelled "do not use".

Paul McCartney :
Ringo Starr :
George Harrison :
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Chris Thomas :
Ken Scott :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 11, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
12, 13, 16 Sep 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Sep 26, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road