Sir Paul McCartney on “Carnival of Light”

21 01 2009

Beatles fans will know of the unreleased song, “Carnival of Light,” an avant gard piece put together for events at the Roundhouse theater in London in early 1967.  It was never credited as a Beatles song when performed at the Roundhouse, but it certainly was done while the group was a working unit.  As Sir Paul explains, George and Ringo vetoed it being placed on the Anthology series.

I’ve heard bits and pieces of what purports to be “Carnival of Light.”  It’s mostly electronic sounds and noodling.  It exists in bootleg form and is something of a Holy Grail to Beatles fans.  I’m not sure it’s the sort of thing that would blow anyone away, but I hope it finds its way onto the market someday.



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