Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Phil McDonald
The previous day 15 takes of the song – which had the working title Golden Slumbers – had been recorded. On this day an edit of two of the takes – different sources suggest either 13 and 14 or 13 and 15 – was made, probably at the point where Carry That Weight begins. Since further overdubs were added, it is possible that this edit was made directly onto the multitrack tape, but is likely that a copy was first made.
Either way, this new edit was also named take 13. Paul McCartney then added rhythm guitar, George Harrison taped some lead guitar, McCartney recorded two lead vocal tracks, and then he, Harrison and Ringo Starr taped the Carry That Weight vocals.
The eight-track tape was then complete, so two reduction mixes were made to allow for further work. These mixes were numbered takes 16 and 17, the latter of which was used for further overdubs.