Recording: A Day In The Life

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

Further overdubs were added onto ‘A Day In The Life’ during this session, which began at 7pm and finished at 1.15am the following morning. Each of them involved replacing previously-recorded parts.

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for A Day In The Life

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr re-recorded the bass guitar and drum parts they had recorded on 20 January 1967. Starr’s drum part from this day, in particular, was much-admired upon the song’s release.

McCartney then overdubbed his lead vocals onto track two, correcting the wrong word sung during the previous session.

Last updated: 28 January 2019
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Filming: Penny Lane
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