Recording: Here, There And Everywhere

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Although they had begun recording ‘Here, There And Everywhere’ during a session two days before, The Beatles recorded nine further takes on this day.

The takes were numbered 5-13, and featured Paul McCartney on Epiphone Casino guitar, Ringo Starr on drums, and George Harrison on Rickenbacker electric 12-string guitar. McCartney also recorded a guide vocal which was later wiped.

Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics for Here, There And Everywhere

Onto the tape’s second track McCartney added a bass guitar, and John Lennon, McCartney and Harrison added two harmony vocal performances to tracks three and four – the latter of which also featured finger clicks.

An outtake from this session, take seven, was included on the ‘Real Love’ single in 1996, and show how the basic track sounded with the guide vocals and unadorned by the various overdubs that followed.

With all four tracks of the tape full, a reduction mix was made of take 13; the mix was numbered 14. Onto this McCartney overdubbed his lead vocals, with the tape running slower so his voice was faster and higher upon playback.

‘Here, There And Everywhere’ was completed on the following day.

Last updated: 22 June 2023
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