Recording: You’re Going To Lose That Girl

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The fifth recording session for the Help! album saw the first stages of John Lennon’s song ‘You’re Going To Lose That Girl’.

The session took place from 3.30-6.20pm. The basic track was recorded in two takes, although due to an error in the control room announcement it they were numbered takes two and three.

You're Going To Lose That Girl single artwork - Japan

The first attempt was a false start, though the second was a complete run-through. The four-track tape had Lennon’s rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney’s bass guitar and Ringo Starr’s drums on track one.

The Beatles then added a series of overdubs. Track two contained electric piano by an unknown player, plus a lead guitar by Harrison – these were later wiped. Lennon, McCartney and George Harrison added vocals onto track three, and Lennon double-tracked his lead vocals onto the fourth.

‘You’re Going To Lose That Girl’ was completed on 30 March 1965, following further overdubs.

Last updated: 7 July 2022
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