Paul McCartney's Long Lost Christmas Album Has Surfaced
Paul McCartney is currently touring Australia and just like Christmas magic, a long lost album completed in 1965 has just surfaced online.
According to the Huffington Post, the low-quality discs which he used to make copies were said to have worn out quickly and lost to history - but not anymore.
“Unforgettable”, the "mix tape" McCartney put together, where he played DJ and the occasional guest spot, was so rare that only three acetate discs were produced.
In October 1965, McCartney gave away the only copies - one to each member of the Beatles.
“It was like a magazine program,” he was quoted as saying to Mark Lewisohn in 1995, in the book, “The Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film.
“Full of weird interviews, experimental music, tape loops, some tracks I knew the others hadn’t heard. It was just a compilation of odd things.”
Included in the compilation were songs by Nat King Cole, the Beach Boys, Elvis and more.
“I had two Brenell tape recorders set up at home, on which I made experimental recordings and tape loops, like the ones in ‘Tomorrow Never Knows,’” McCartney said.
“And once I put together something crazy, something left-field, just for the other Beatles, a fun thing which they could play late in the evening. It was just something for the mates, basically.”