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In 1993, Paul McCartney teamed up with producer and musician Youth to release an experimental ambient music album under the name The Fireman. Fifteen years later and with the identity of the musicians revealed, lyrics have now been added to their third album, Electric Arguments. Paul discusses the freedom of recording as The Fireman and how his experimentalism goes as far back as 1967 and the improvised Beatles track, Carnival of Light, which, he says, the public might soon hear for the first time.
From BBC NEWS | Entertainment | ‘Mythical’ Beatles song confirmed, November 16, 2008:
Sir Paul McCartney has confirmed a 14-minute long Beatles track many thought was a myth does exist – and says he wants the public to hear it.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Front Row the track – called Carnival of Light – was not released because the other Beatles thought it was too “adventurous”.
The improvised track was recorded in 1967 for an electronic music festival.
Sir Paul said Ringo Starr and John Lennon’s and George Harrison’s estates would have to agree to a release.
He said he had been asked to create the piece for an electronic music festival, and asked the other band members to be “indulgent” for 10 minutes at London’s Abbey Road studios before giving them vague directions.