Recording: Good Night

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Peter Bown

The Beatles continued work on ‘Good Night’ on this day, following an initial session on 28 June 1968.

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.

Last updated: 6 July 2022
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