Paul McCartney wasn’t just the Walrus. He was a pioneer of the mixtape.

The cute Beatle in the winter of 1965 created a custom album for his bandmates, using the studio of music publisher Dick James to transfer tapes onto a disc.

“With Paul playing DJ and the occasional guest spot, he’d call the album ‘Unforgettable.’ Only four copies were ever pressed [as Christmas presents], with many – including McCartney – believing they were lost in the mists of time,” says a description on YouTube.

HuffPost recounted: “Unfortunately, the quality of these discs was such that they wore out as you played them for a couple of weeks,” McCartney told Mark Lewisohn in 1995, per the book, “The Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film.”

“There’s probably a tape somewhere, though.”

Now it’s posted on the Simon Wells YouTube channel.

“It was like a magazine program,” he was quoted as saying. “Full of weird interviews, experimental music, tape loops, some tracks I knew the others hadn’t heard. It was just a compilation of odd things.”

Nat King Cole, the Beach Boys and Elvis are part of the primitive mixtape.

“I had two Brenell tape recorders set up at home, on which I made experimental recordings and tape loops, like the ones in ‘Tomorrow Never Knows,’” McCartney said. “And once I put together something crazy, something left-field, just for the other Beatles, a fun thing which they could play late in the evening. It was just something for the mates, basically.”

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