Back in the mid-90’s, when Paul, George and Ringo started off working on the outstanding The Beatles Anthology saga, under the supervision of George Martin and Jeff Lynne, there were lots of things happening in between the Fab 3 tour de force activities. Mainly, of course, in the McCartney busy galaxy.
Around 1995-1996, whilst working with his fellow band mates, Paul McCartney was also taping songs, writing symphonies and painting original drawings on his canvas. Many of his creations, though, still haven’t been revealed to the public to this day. On September, 4th, 1995, Paul entered Abbey Road to work with Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher on the track “Come Together” – the song chosen to be the single of the charity project War Child.
On that session, Paul also brought in the famous English studios a new composition called “Cello In The Ruins”. And it wasn’t McCartney – but Weller – that broke the news. He even went on record on Q magazine, saying that the song “had been written by Paul on his way from his home in Sussex”. Curiosity has been killing me ever since, as the track wasn’t chosen to be on Flaming Pie, that came out almost two years later.
Another event in 1995 also brought us some intriguing information. During a PETA ceremony (an animal care organization), a McCartney song called “Changing Minds” was heard in the PA by the audience. Needless to say, the track hasn’t seen the light of the day (or night, if you like). These two songs , you shall not forget, are just the tip of the McCartney iceberg. There are still loads of tunes that have been worked during his over 40 years of solo flights.
Will we ever put our hands (ears) on this treasure one of these days? Time will tell…