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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 15, 1969

Today there were five Abbey Road Songs  - Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight, The End, Something and Here Comes The Sun. Orchestral overdubs were added and although the 30-piece orchestra was stationed in Studio One, the sound recording was overseen in Studio Two. The engineers and tape operators monitored proceedings via closed-circuit television, which gave a visual link between the two studios for the first time.

The first overdub was for Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight, which was added to track eight of the tape. The recording was doubled via artificial double-tracking during a later mixing session. The End was next but his was not the song's final overdub. Paul McCartney added an extra piano part towards the song's end during a session three days later.

While George Martin was conducting the orchestra in Studio One, George Harrison was in Studio Two simultaneously recording a new guitar part for Something. The final song was Harrison's Here Comes The Sun, the score for which required just 17 musicians. The song's recording was completed on 19 August 1969 with a Moog overdub.

The orchestral players were as follows: Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight and The End: 12 violins, four violas, four cellos, string bass, four horns, three trumpets, trombone, bass trombone. Something: 12 violins, four violas, four cellos, string bass.
Here Comes The Sun: four violas, four cellos, string bass, two clarinets, two alto flutes, two flutes, two piccolos.

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