Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Beatles Track On The Horizon

Well, this is just cool. Apparently an unreleased, epic, 14 minute psychedelic experimental Beatles track called "Carnival Of Light" is in the vaults - and Paul McCartney wants to release it. The track has only been played once, at a music festival in 1967. From descriptions of those who have heard it, it's apparently a large mass of random noise and music, formed largely in an improvisational bent. A new album of lovely songs it is not.

In light of his new Fireman release, McCartney is apparently feeling a bit insecure about his experimental rock cred - and thinks this would solidify it. We have to admit, Sir Paul's rep certainly does roll more in the category of "Silly Love Songs", but to be frank, we're not sure one release from 1967 would change all that. The guy still wrote some of the most accessible, poppy, fantastic music ever created. The Guardian UK has the full story.

In the meantime, we're still waiting for 24 bit remasters of The Beatles catalogue. Please?