Having recorded the backing track and an initial set of vocals for “Because” back on August 1, today John, Paul, and George overdubbed two more sets of vocals. Three singers times three tracks equals nine-part harmony, which must have pleased John, who had a thing about the number nine.

One of my very favorite Beatles alternate versions is the a cappella version of “Because” that appeared on Anthology 3. And Because the Beatles Industrial Complex has seen fit to make everything freely available finally, well, here it is. Enjoy.

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