'Mythical' 14 minute track from 1967 could be released
Paul McCartney has confirmed that a Beatles track called “Carnival of Light”, does exist, and could be released if Ringo Starr and the estates of Lennon and Harrison agree.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Front Row programme about the track, McCartney says that the 14 minute improvised track was recorded at Abbey Road in 1967 for an electronic music festival, and was only performed live once.
The track, long thought to be a recording myth, was not released at the time as the rest of the band thought it was too “adventurous”, but McCartney says he wants the public to hear it now saying, “The time has come for it to get its moment.”
BBC News reports Paul as explaining how the track was made and what it sounds like.
He says: “I said all I want you to do is just wander around all the stuff, bang it, shout, play it, it doesn’t need to make any sense. Hit a drum then wander on to the piano, hit a few notes, just wander around. So that’s what we did and then put a bit of an echo on it. It’s very free.”
The full interview is set to be broadcast on Radio 4 this Thursday (November 20) at 7.15pm (GMT).
Meanwhile, the lowest numbered vinyl pressing of The Beatles’ White album is currently up to £6, 505 on trading site eBay. More details about the auction here.
For more music and film news click here