Recording: Honey Pie

Trident Studios, St Anne's Court, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Barry Sheffield

Having recorded the backing track the previous day, The Beatles added further overdubs to Honey Pie, begun on this day.

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Paul McCartney taped his lead vocals during this session, and John Lennon recorded a brief but effective guitar solo.

John played a brilliant solo on Honey Pie - sounded like Django Reinhardt or something. It was one of them where you just close your eyes and happen to hit all the right notes... sounded like a little jazz solo.

The session took place at Trident Studios in London's Soho, from 4pm-3.30am. Honey Pie was completed on 4 October 1968 with the addition of saxophone and clarinet.

Recording, mixing: Honey Pie
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