Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Peter Bown
The first task of the session was the recording of lead and backing vocals. The Beatles then recorded 10 new takes, numbered 6-15, the last of which was taken away by George Martin so an orchestral score could be prepared.
The orchestra was recorded on 22 July. The song was started afresh on that date, so none of this day’s efforts were used.
According to the tape log from this session, work on ‘Good Night’ continued beyond take 15, although these efforts are described as outtakes. If the numbered takes went up to 22, however, it would explain why the 22 July remake began with take 23.
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- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Fraze Pavilion For The Performing Arts, Kettering, Ohio
- 2009: John Lennon’s Hofner Senator guitar sells for £205,250
- 1969: Recording: Her Majesty, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight
- 1966: Live: Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo
- 1965: Live: Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid, Spain
- 1964: Recording: It’s For You by Cilla Black
- 1963: Radio: Pop Go The Beatles
- 1962: Live: Plaza Ballroom, St Helens
- 1961: Travel: Hamburg to Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey
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