Paul McCartney shared two exclusive versions of the John Lennon-inspired track "Dear Friend" to mark the upcoming release of his 11-disc archive collection of 1971's Wild Things and 1973's Red Rose Speedway on Dec. 7 via MPL/Capitol/UMe.
“With ‘Dear Friend,’ that’s sort of me talking to John after we’d had all the sort of disputes about The Beatles breakup," McCartney says in a press release. "I find it very emotional when I listen to it now. I have to sort of choke it back. I remember when I heard the song recently, listening to the roughs [remastering works-in-progress] in the car and I thought, ‘Oh God.’"