Recording: Sexy Sadie

7.00pm, Wednesday 24 July 1968 (45 years ago)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Ken Scott

Following an unproductive first session on 19 July 1968, The Beatles continued work on Sexy Sadie.

The group recorded 23 takes during this 7pm-2.30am session, which were numbered 25-47.

The last of these was marked ‘best’, although John Lennon was still dissatisfied with the performance and arrangement. Nothing from this session was released, and a second remake was begun on 13 August.

Towards the end of this session The Beatles recorded a number of sound effects onto a tape reel. The reel was taken away at the end of the session, and its contents remain unknown.

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