New Track Coming From the Beatles

Wednesday, August 16th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LONDON (AP) — Soon making another bid for the charts: The Beatles.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney announced Tuesday that he plans to release a new dance track next week featuring outtakes from original recording sessions by the Fab Four.

``Free Now,'' a club mix made by McCartney with the help of the Welsh band Super Furry Animals, will be featured on the new CD ``The Liverpool Sound Collage.''

McCartney described the track as a ``manic Beatles single.''

``It's a new little piece of Beatles,'' he said. ``It's more underground than what you usually hear from me, but I like to be free enough to do this sort of thing.''

The track mixes recordings of the Beatles chatting during studio sessions between 1965 and 1969 with previously unreleased guitarwork by the group.

McCartney created ``The Liverpool Sound Collage'' to accompany an exhibition at the Tate Liverpool gallery by artist Peter Blake. It takes the form of an ambient soundtrack of life in the northern city, featuring everything from interviews with local shoppers to quotes from students.

``Free Now'' will not be released as a commercial single. It will be available to the public only in album form.