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The McCartney-Richards collaboration; will it be on Paul’s new album?

In his 2010 autobiography Life Keith Richards revealed that he and Paul McCartney wrote a song together. A song Richards apparently was proud of because “the lyrics were pinned to my wall for many weeks”. But until today, the track has never been released.

The collaboration came spontaneously when McCartney was on vacation in the Caribbean Turks and Caicos Islands in January 2005. During a week, McCartney joined the Rolling Stones guitarist at his home. Every afternoon Paul paid a visit, according to Keith, in particular to escape his wife Heather Mills. Their marriage had already entered a stormy phase. As Richards revealed in his autobiography, it was the first time they shared time together after all those years:
We were really pleased to see each other. We fell straight in talking about the past, talking about songwriting. He told me because he was left-handed, he and John Lennon could play the guitars like mirrors opposite each other, watching each other’s hands. So we started playing like that. We started composing a song together, a McCartney/Richards number.
Keith Richards
Paul talking about his holidays with Keith Richards:

As far as it is known, they only have written the song, not recorded it. But a few years ago Richards insisted he still intends to do so one day:
The thought is there but the actual deed is still be done.
Keith Richards
Keith Richards talking about recording the song:

There have been plenty of opportunities for a joint release since 2005, on the various solo albums by McCartney or Richards, but it just didn’t happen. The next chance is on McCartney's newest album, which is expected to be released this fall. But what’s on that one, that’s unknown yet.
André Homan

André Homan is a Dutch writer and journalist.

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  1. I would love to listen to it. Hope keith will release this song for us.