Recording: I’m Looking Through You

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

It took The Beatles three different attempts to record Paul McCartney’s song ‘I’m Looking Through You’: on this day and on 6 and 10 November. There was also an overdub session for vocals and handclaps on 11 November.

I'm Looking Through You EP artwork - Portugal

There were two scheduled sessions on this day. The first, from 2.30-7pm, was devoted to the rhythm track, with a single take recorded after lengthy rehearsals.

This version, as heard on 1996’s Anthology 2, was more acoustic than the eventual released recording. The rhythm track contained handclaps, maracas and two acoustic guitars.

Overdubs were added during the evening session, which finished at 11.30pm. These included bass guitar and two vocal parts by McCartney, as well as one by John Lennon. It also featured electric guitar from George Harrison, and drums and harmonium – both played by Ringo Starr.

Last updated: 14 October 2022
Recording: In My Life, Nowhere Man
Mixing: Drive My Car, In My Life, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Nowhere Man
Also on this day...

Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.

Latest Comments

  1. mike johnstone Friday 19 September 2014
    • Joe Monday 22 September 2014

Leave a Reply