McCartney On Lost "Carnival" Track: Don't Expect "Strawberry Fields"

December 19, 2008 1:20 PM ET

Paul McCartney has revealed more about the Beatles' lost song "Carnival of Light," a 14-minute track the band recorded in 1967 but never released. While McCartney wants people to hear the track, which he has described as a "happening," he recommends fans keep their expectations in check. "People are thinking there's another 'Strawberry Fields' somewhere [and] you know, this is more plinky-plonky," McCartney told the Times U.K.. "I mean, I like it, but it's not to everyone's taste."

The song was apparently not for George Harrison's taste either, since the guitarist blocked "Carnival" from appearing on the Fab Four's Anthology 2 collection. The track was recorded for the Million Volt Light and Sound Rave at the Roundhouse and earned a place in Beatles lore over the decades. "The time has come for its moment," McCartney said in November. "I like it because it's like the Beatles free." Still, no plans to release the track have been unveiled, but it's a safe bet that you shouldn't expect the epic-length track to show up anywhere on that Beatles' Rock Band game.

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