‘Carnival of Light’ was recorded in 1967 by the fab four in Abbey Road in between vocal sessions for ‘Penny Lane’. The 14 minute track was deemed way too experimental to be presented to the public at the time, but now Paul MaCartney is reconsidering the release.
In the exhaustive Beatles anthology collections of the 90s, Carnival of Light was rejected once again, so why bring it out now? Beatle-maniacs are making all sorts of claims, most of which have to do with Macartney’s ego flying high about the quality of the recording, but I for one couldn’t care less for these petty details. If The Beatles have a free jam session comprised of shrieks, solos and musical madness, I wanna hear it! The fact that it’s 40 years old and often judged unfit for our ears just adds to my desire to have a listen. If it’s bad at least I’ll have an excuse to say the Beatles aren’t all mighty (damn those wretched scarabs with their gazillion incredibly outstanding songs..).
All MaCartney needs now is Yoko’s and Olivia Harrison’s consent. Make it happen Paulie.