Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Ken Scott
George Harrison finished work on Not Guilty during this session. Despite it spanning four separate recording sessions, the song was left off the White Album and remained unreleased until 1996′s Anthology 3.
Eventually he decided to record the vocals in the studio control room, with the backing track playing live through the monitor speakers, just as he had done with the guitar overdub on 9 August.
George had this idea that he wanted to do it in the control room with the speakers blasting, so that he got
more of an on-stage feel. So we had to monitor through headphones, setting the monitor speakers at a level where he felt comfortable and it wouldn’t completely blast out his vocal.
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, Mark Lewisohn
A mono mix was created before the session ended at 4.15am, although by the time stereo mixes for the White Album were made in October 1968, Not Guilty was evidently no longer a contender.