An unprecedented song with the Beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr was revealed at the Beatles Museum in Liverpool, this Wednesday (10), after being found in an attic last year.
Written and produced by journalist and broadcaster Suresh Joshi, the song “Radhe Shaam” was recorded at London’s Trident Studios in 1968, featuring vocals by Indian musician Aashish Khan, Harrison on guitar and Starr on drums.
“No one could believe it was that old,” Joshi told Reuters after playing the recording to an audience at the Beatles’ hometown museum.
“It was an absolutely wonderful and relieved moment while I delivered it in my humble way.”
Joshi said he was recording the song with Khan for the movie “East Meets West” at Trident Studios when Harrison walked in and they started talking. The Beatles were recording “Hey Jude” at the time.
Harrison and Starr later volunteered to play on their track.
Joshi found the recording last year, stored among other belongings in his attic at home, after a friend, who visited him during confinement, was intrigued by his stories from the past. He then worked with a producer to restore the tape.
“We rescued it, put it all together, took almost a month to bring it back to its originality… and digitized it,” Joshi said, adding that the song would be released with all proceeds going to charity.
In a press release, Joshi described the 53-year-old’s music as relevant today.
“The music itself revolves around the concept that we are all one, and that the world is our oyster — something we all realized during this pandemic,” he said.
Reference: CNN Brasil