The surviving Beatles plan to release a recently unearthed 1968 song featuring
John Lennon on vocals, spokesperson Geoff Baker told Reuters
Monday (May 10).
The song, which Baker was quoted as calling "a real rocker," was
recorded during the sessions for the Beatles' 1969 album Yellow
Submarine. It will be released as a single this summer in its
original form, without remixing, Reuters reported.
The title of the song was not revealed.
The Beatles, who changed the course of music and are widely considered to
be the greatest rock band in history, broke up in 1970. The Liverpool-born
foursome released two new songs in 1995 and 1996, which featured surviving
members Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr adding new backing
tracks to solo recordings by Lennon, who was murdered in 1980.
Those songs, "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love," appeared on the first two
volumes of the Beatles' Anthology series. The soon-to-be-released
song will feature Lennon's vocals from the original recording.