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Paul McCartney wants to release “Carnival of Light.”

So here I am just waking up on a Sunday morning just reading some of my usual news sites, and catching up on Meet the Press on TV.  Nothing special, not expecting anything this morning in the way of news.  It seems that Paul McCartney wanted to throw a little bit out there.  He had other designs.


Paul would like to release the long-lost experimental Beatles’ track to the public.  Oh Paul, why must you tease.  Please just make this happen.  I’m tired of speculating and waiting.  I just want to hear it.  I know, I know with all the hype and secrecy surround this track, we are all setting ourselves up for a dissapointment, but take the risk….ain’t nothing too much, out of sight.

Plus, it would be a nice way to promote your experimental Fireman projects, and the Fab Four at the same time.  It would be really cool, and just wishful thinking, to see The Beatles first digital download single to be “Now and Then” with a b-side track of “Carnival of Light” once they re-release the remastered catalog to the world.

  • The UK Guardian is also reporting that Paul would like to release Carnival of Light in the near future.

Here’s what we’ve read.

Paul McCartney says it’s time an experimental Beatles track saw the light of day.

McCartney says he wants to release “Carnival of Light,” a 14-minute experimental track the Fab Four recorded in 1967 but never released.

The band played the recording for an audience just once, at an electronic music festival in London. It reportedly includes distorted guitar, organ sounds, gargling and shouts of “Barcelona!” and “Are you all right?” from McCartney and John Lennon.

McCartney said during a recording session at Abbey Road studios he asked the other members of the band to “just wander round all of the stuff and bang it, shout, play it. It doesn’t need to make any sense.”

“I like it because it’s The Beatles free, going off piste,” he told the BBC in a radio interview to be broadcast Thursday. Extracts of the interview were published Sunday in The Observer newspaper.

McCartney said he still had a master tape of the piece and “the time has come for it to get its moment.”

McCartney, usually regarded as the most melodically minded Beatle, told the BBC he had a long-standing interest in avant-garde music. He said “Carnival of Light” was inspired by experimental composers John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

He said he had wanted to include the track on the Beatles’ “Anthology” compilation, but was vetoed by his bandmates.

McCartney would need permission from Ringo Starr and the widows of Lennon and George Harrison to release the track.

Source: Hufington Post


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