Today in 1969 all four Beatles gather at Abbey Road Studios for the last time

August 19, 2016

On August 20th of 1969

The four members of the Beatles

gathered at Abbey Road Studios in London

for the last time

They completed work on I Want You (She's So Heavy)

and ostensibly finalize the track order

and mastering of their last recorded album Abbey Road

 

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

is a song by the Beatles written by John Lennon

It closes side one on the Beatles' 1969 album Abbey Road

 

I Want You (She's So Heavy)"

is an unusual Beatles composition for a variety of reasons

namely

- Its length of nearly eight minutes

- There are very few lyrics

- The title makes up most of the lyrics aside from two more phrases

- Only 14 different words are sung

 

Instrumentally

- A three-minute descent through repeated guitar chords are played

- A similar arpegiated figure appears                                                               in another Lennon contribution to the album "Because"

-  An abrupt ending

 

I Want You (She's So Heavy) was the first song recorded

for the Abbey Road album

It is the last song

that the Beatles mixed as a group on August 20th of 1969

 

Personnel

 

John Lennon                                                                                                   lead and harmony vocals

multi-tracked lead guitar

Moog synthesizer


Paul McCartney

harmony vocals

bass

 

George Harrison

harmony vocals

multi-tracked lead guitar

 

Ringo Starr

drums

congas

wind machine

 

Billy Preston

Hammond organ

 

I Want You (She's So Heavy) Take 1

 

 

 

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