Recording: Oh! Darling, Come Together

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

Overdubs were added to two Abbey Road songs during this 2.30-9.30pm recording session.

It began with Paul McCartney's penultimate attempt at recording a lead vocal take for Oh! Darling. He taped the final version during the next day's session.

The bulk of this session, however, was devoted to Come Together. John Lennon re-recorded his lead vocals onto track four, electric piano was added to track five, and electric guitar and maracas were taped onto six.

Initially, Paul played the electric piano part, but John kind of looked over his shoulder and studied what he was playing. When it came time to record it, John played the electric piano instead of Paul. Paul might have been miffed, but I think he was more upset about not singing on the choruses - John did his own backing vocals.
Geoff Emerick
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Recording: Come Together
Recording: Oh! Darling, Come Together, The End
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