Song facts: Across the Universe

The Beatles recording Across the Universe at Abbey Road, February 4th 1968.

OTHER VERSIONS
An alternative take from the February 1968 sessions was released on The Beatles’ Anthology 2 album in 1996. This version contains a more prominent Indian feel with sitar and tambura.

A further remix of the 1968 recording took place at Abbey Road for the release of The Beatles’ Let It Be… Naked album in 2003. The Naked version stripped out most of the instrumentation.

PERSONNEL
NO ONE’S GONNA CHANGE OUR WORLD/PAST MASTERS VERSION
John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar, electric Leslie-speaker guitar
Paul McCartney – piano
George Harrison – tambura, electric guitar
Ringo Starr – maracas, drums
Lizzie Bravo – backing vocals
Gayleen Pease – backing vocals
LET IT BE VERSION
John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
George Harrison – tambura, sitar
Ringo Starr – maracas
Uncredited – strings and choir
LET IT BE… NAKED VERSION
John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar, electric Leslie-speaker guitar
George Harrison – tambura
PRODUCTION
George Martin – Hammond organ, producer (original 1968 version)
Phil Spector – producer (1970 version)
Ken Scott, Martin Benge – engineers (original 1968 version)
Jeff Jarratt – remix engineer (1969 No One’s Gonna Change Our World version)
Peter Bown, Mike Sheady – recording & remix engineers (1970 Let It Be version)

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