Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
While The Beatles were abroad on holiday, George Martin overdubbed a piano part onto ‘You Can’t Do That’.
The session began at 10am and lasted just one hour. Martin’s piano part was added onto take nine, which was subsequently renamed take 10. Despite his efforts, however, the overdub was never used.
Last updated: 30 June 2022
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- 2011: Paul McCartney live: Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- 1992: US album release: Time Takes Time by Ringo Starr
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I’ve always found this curious. Is it the only occasion of an already-released song receiving an overdub, unused or otherwise?