Geoff Emerick (engineer) : George really wanted to do his own thing, which he found – especially Within You Without You – and the Eastern influence led onwards. He had a path to go down, 'cause he knew he wasn't gonna do what John and Paul were doing.
When we were recording George's songs, there wasn't as much time spent on it as there was on John and Paul's. George, I'm sure, felt sort of put down by that. It always seemed his mind was somewhere else.
(Source : not known)