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Is This an Unreleased Beatles Song?

Is This an Unreleased Beatles Song?

Maybe! Probably not. But it could be. OK, here’s the situation. Rumors have circulated for decades about a 14-minute song called “Carnival of Light” that the Beatles recorded in 1967, but never released. There’s a Wikipedia page if you want the full story, but Paul McCartney has said the recording exists and at least one super fan says he’s heard it and that it’s got “distorted, hypnotic drum and organ sounds, a distorted lead guitar, the sound of a church organ, various effects (water gargling was one) and, perhaps most intimidating of all, John Lennon and [Paul] McCartney screaming dementedly and bawling aloud random phrases like ‘Are you alright?’ and ‘Barcelona!’” Sounds great.

And now, a website called Beats Per Minute says they’ve unearthed the song. And by “unearthed” we mean the guy who found it, Evan Kaloudis, says that his “meth dealer gave me a sheet of paper with a BearShare address on it”. So, it’s that kind of find, which doesn’t necessarily mean this isn’t a Beatles song, but there’s really no way to prove it one way or the other until Sir Paul weighs in. One thing’s for sure: if this is indeed an unreleased Beatles song, the reason they didn’t release it becomes apparent almost immediately …

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