Recording: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Ken Scott

The Beatles returned to George Harrison's While My Guitar Gently Weeps during this session, following an earlier attempt on 25 July 1968.

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Fourteen takes were recorded, with Harrison on acoustic guitar, John Lennon playing an organ, Paul McCartney on bass guitar and Ringo Starr on drums.

Before the session ended at 5am a reduction mix was made of take 14. The tape machine was running slower than usual during the mix - at 42½ cycles per second rather than the usual 50 - which lengthened the song from 3'53" to 4'53".

While My Guitar Gently Weeps was then set aside until 3 September 1968, when it became the first Beatles song to feature eight-track recording at Abbey Road.

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