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FREE MUSIC: Paul McCartney offers vintage Billy Joel band collaboration song as free download

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – AUGUST 07: Paul McCartney performs in concert at MetLife Stadium on August 7, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Paul McCartney is offering a free download of his 1986 recording of “Beautiful Night” on his official website (PaulMcCartney.com). The song was recorded in August 1986 in New York City — using Billy Joel‘s then-producer Phil Ramone and Billy’s band — and finally saw the light of day in an edited form on the CD-single of the tune’s 1997 version, and featured on the new digital download. The 2020 release marks the first time the full uncut version of the song has been made available.

In addition to McCartney on piano and vocals, the 1986 recording features McCartney on piano, Liberty DeVitto on drums, David Brown on guitar, David Lebolton synthesizer, and Neil Jason on bass.