Friday, November 11, 2016

"Sexy Sadie" Monitor Mixes

On July 19 1968, The Beatles continued work on the new LP with a John Lennon song entitled "Sexy Sadie" which was a tune designed to describe the disappointment on John's part of the India experience with the Maharishi earlier in the year.
The rehearsals were taped at EMI Studio 2 in order to get a goo basic track. John Lennon on voice and acoustic, Paul on the organ, Ringo on drums and  George on electric. Apparently 21 takes were recorded but none of the them were used except for take 6 which appears commercially on the Apple 3-LP/2-CD "Anthology 3" project.  There is also some studio chat from the session that shows up on the commercial Anthology DVD.
The bootleg version of this evening's session consists of various playbacks of the song along with some conversation by Paul and John - it also consists of some words added to John Lennon jamming on acoustic and the subject being Mr. Brian Epstein - known on the bootleg as "Brian Epstien Blues" as well as some nasty alternate lyrics for "Sexy Sadie" alluding directly the Maharishi. This excerpt can be found on the CD "Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 4" as well as the CD "Control Room Monitor Mixes and "Complete Control Room Monitor Mixes" as well.

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