Of the 15 takes of the backing tracks to "Strawberry Fields Forever" recorded on 8 December 1966, parts of takes 15 and 24 were edited together and labeled take 25. Seven days later, on 15 December 1966, four trumpets and three cellos recorded overdubs on to that 25th take.
Lennon overdubbed vocals, and then double-tracked them, with the product being labelled take 26.
This take is a far cry from the Spain recordings and early Abbey Road takes - it is much faster, and much heavier and more aggressive in character. Lyrically, Verse 1 has been omitted. Tonally, too, the song is now back in C major - a major second higher pitched than the previous takes.
With these changes, overdubs, and edits, the song was (once again) deemed complete on 21 December 1966.
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