Recording: Blue Jay Way

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

Following the initial session on 6 September 1967, work continued on George Harrison’s song ‘Blue Jay Way’.

The first task was to create a reduction mix to allow more overdubs to be added. Harrison double-tracked his lead vocals, after which a second reduction mix – which was numbered take three – was made.

Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney then added some backing vocals onto track three. These were put through a Hammond organ’s Leslie speaker to give a swirling effect. Track four was left empty for now.

This session began at 7pm and continued until 3.15am on the morning of 8 September. Recording for Blue Jay Way was concluded on 6 October 1967.

George Harrison's handwritten lyrics for Blue Jay Way

Last updated: 22 June 2023
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