PAUL McCARTNEY is set to release a BEATLES track which hasn’t been heard for 35 years.
The star plans to use ’Carnival Of Light’ as the soundtrack to a film montage of his late wife Linda’s photographs.
According to today’s (September 15) Sunday Times the track is almost 14 minutes long and largely instrumental. It features church organ music, the sound of gargling with water and John Lennon shouting “Barcelona”.
The track was recorded at the Abbey Road studios in north London while the band were laying down tracks for what would become the ’Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album.
A tape of the music is reported to have been played in public once at an avant-garde festival at the Roundhouse in London’s Chalk Farm in January 1967, but few of those present realised it was by The Beatles.
McCartney had reportedly wanted to include the track on one of the ’Anthology’ CDs of Beatles rarities released in the 1990s, but the late George Harrison vetoed it as “too far out”.
McCartney had been planning a movie based on his late wife’s 4,000 pictures of the band, mostly unseen, while she was still alive. The paper says the music will now form a soundtrack to the “photofilm”, which will show The Beatles in informal settings from 1967 to 1970.