Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dear Prudence

"Dear Prudence" is a Lennon composition written during their stay in Rishikesh, India. The interesting Beatles fact is that is was written for Mia Farrow's sister Prudence, who stayed in her quarters (a hut) to meditate for such long periods of time that Lennon wrote "Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play."

The song was recorded on August 28, 1968 at Trident Studios, with overdubs added on August 29 and 30, and was issued on the White Album.

The distinctive guitar lead was actually overdubbed six times for volume and clarity.

Lennon played lead guitar and sang lead and backing vocals; McCartney played bass, piano, drums, flugelhorn, and did backing vocals; Harrison played acoustic guitar and also did backing vocals; Mal Evans played tambourine.

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