Recording: Good Morning Good Morning

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

The Beatles recorded eight takes of the rhythm track for the Sgt Pepper song ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ on this evening, in a session which began at 7pm and ended at 2.15am the following morning.

Alternative photograph from the Sgt Pepper cover shoot

Just four of the attempts were complete. They featured drums, tambourine and guitars, and likely also had John Lennon singing a guide vocal which was later replaced.

The eighth take was the best, and became the basis for further overdubs. Following this session, further work on ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ was delayed until 16 February 1967.

Take eight, along with Lennon’s vocals from the subsequent session, was released on Anthology 2 in 1996.

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for Good Morning Good Morning

Last updated: 13 May 2024
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