This song was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1967. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording features George Martin on piano, harmonium, Lowrey organ, glockenspiel, and Hammond organ. The recording also features Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall on harmonica. An edit of Takes 1 and 2 and an edit of Take 7 and an effects tape were released on Anthology 2 in 1996. The song was first released on The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with I Want You (She’s So Heavy) and Helter Skelter. The song has been performed live by Paul McCartney.
Now Hear This: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Takes 1 & 2) – The Beatles (1996)
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Take 7 & effects tape) – The Beatles (1996)
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!/ I Want You (She’s So Heavy)/Helter Skelter – The Beatles (2006)