Recording: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

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

This was the second recording session for ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’, and saw vocal overdubs added to the previous day’s recordings.

Paul McCartney began by adding lead vocals onto take four. A reduction mix was then made to create more space for further overdubs, which was labelled take five.

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da single artwork – Netherlands

McCartney then double-tracked his lead vocals, with backing vocals by John Lennon and George Harrison. During the final verse McCartney sang a harmony part to the earlier recording.

This version of ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’ remained unused, as the song was given two remakes before it was judged suitable for release.

Last updated: 6 July 2022
Recording: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Recording: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
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