“Bourée” was recorded at Olympic Studios (the only song on the album that was.) Some regarded Olympic Studios as important as Abbey Road Studios.
It proved the most difficult to record, with the band unsatisfied with any of the takes they recorded. The final version of the song was compiled later from several takes, with additional overdubs added by Anderson.
It is a jazzy re-working of “Bourrée in E minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach.