The backing track was recorded in eight takes in Studio Three, in a session lasting from 2.30-9.30pm. Unusually for 1969, four-track tape was used.
Lennon’s guide vocals were taped onto track four, and he also shook a tambourine during the guitar solo and coda. His voice was suffering for not having sung anything significant since Give Peace A Chance was recorded on 1 June 1969. At one stage in the session his vocals appeared to give out altogether, despite some spirited performances.
From 9.30-10pm take eight of Come Together was copied over to eight-track tape in the control room of Studio Two.