Recording, mixing: Because, Something, Here Comes The Sun

Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

Three days after the backing track for Because was recorded, The Beatles added the song's distinctive vocal harmonies.


Having done the backing track, John, Paul and George sang the harmony. Then we overlaid it twice more, making nine-part harmony altogether, three voices recorded three times. I was literally telling them what notes to sing.
George Martin
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, Mark Lewisohn

John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison had overdubbed one track of three-part harmonies on 1 August. During this session they added two more, to give a total of nine voices on the tape.

The vocal recording session took place in Studio Two from 2.30-9pm. From 7.15-8.45pm a brief mixing session was held in the control room of Studio Three. Harrison oversaw the creation of rough stereo mixes of Something and Here Comes The Sun, to allow George Martin to prepare orchestral scores.

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