Creator Backlash: Amusingly averted, in that while George Martin and many of the technicians who worked on the album felt it was too long and ought to be cut down to a single album, the Beatles themselves disagreed. When questioned about it for the Anthology, George's response was "What are you going to do with all them songs?", and mentioned that by that point there was "too much ego" for the band to be able to properly decide what songs to keep and what to leave off. Paul's response was the funniest: he thinks about it, concedes that maybe there's some justice to the idea that it could have been shorter, then admits that he likes how long it is and cheerfully ends the debate with "It's the bloody Beatles' White Album, shut up!"
- Session musician Jack Fallon was also dissatisfied with the improvisation at the end of "Don't Pass Me By", though it was left in the song.
I thought that they had had enough so I just busked around a bit. When I heard it played back at the end of the session I was hoping they'd scrub that bit out, but they didn't, so there I am on record, scraping away! I was very surprised they kept it in, it was pretty dreadful.