A reduction mix of You Never Give Me Your Money had previously been made and numbered take 40, but was discarded. Instead, Paul McCartney completed the song by returning to take 30 and re-recording his bass guitar and piano – the latter was the honky-tonk sound during the “out of college, money spent” section.
McCartney then re-recorded his lead vocals on track four of Golden Slumbers, before a guitar solo and extra drums were added to Carry That Weight. Both songs were now complete save for George Martin’s orchestral score, which was added to track eight on 15 August 1969.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Paul McCartney live at Lollapalooza 2015
- 2011: Paul McCartney live at Wrigley Field, Chicago
- 1982: George Martin appears on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs
- 1968: Recording: Hey Jude
- 1968: The Apple Boutique closes down
- 1967: John Lennon and Paul McCartney return to England from Greece
- 1963: Live: Imperial Ballroom, Nelson
- 1961: Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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