Recording: Good Morning Good Morning

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

The Beatles had left ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ for almost a month before picking it up again during this session.

They had begun the song on 8 February 1967, and continued work on 16 February, after which the rhythm track and lead vocals had been recorded.

Label for The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, side B

During this session, which began at 7pm and finished at 2.30am the following morning, Good Morning Good Morning received its brass overdub. Members of Sounds Inc, a group managed by Brian Epstein, were used: Barrie Cameron, David Glyde and Alan Holmes on saxophone, John Lee and another, unknown person on trombone, and a player merely identified as Tom on French horn.

We were there for about six hours. The first three hours we had refreshments and The Beatles played us the completed songs for the new LP.
Alan Holmes
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, Mark Lewisohn

The brass overdub went on to track three of the four-track tape, and was subjected to heavy limiting and compression to alter the sound.

They spent a long time doing the overdub, about three hours or maybe longer, but John Lennon thought it sounded too straight. So we ended up flanging, limiting and compressing it, anything to make it sound unlike brass playing. It was typical John Lennon – he just wanted it to sound weird.
Richard Lush, tape operator
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, Mark Lewisohn
Last updated: 22 June 2023
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