Released: 21 November 1995
One of The Beatles’ earliest original compositions, Cayenne was recorded at Paul McCartney’s family home in Liverpool in 1960.
It was written by Paul McCartney alone, although his songwriting partnership with John Lennon had already begun. An instrumental, the tune shows the clear influence of The Shadows on the group’s early songwriting,
The tune had existed on bootlegs for some time prior to its official release, in a version lasting 2’30”. The Anthology 1 version was slightly sped up and faded out prematurely, with a running time of just 1’14”.