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50 years The Beatles broke up and since then John Lennon and George Harrison have passed away. But with modern technology, those facts still couldn’t stop The Fab Four. Today, a brand new Beatles song Now And Then has been released.
John Lennon, a master songwriter who never ceased with ideas, recorded many demo tapes before he was murdered in 1980. After his death, Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono gave these tapes to the rest of the Beatles members who were able to complete and release a couple including Free as a Bird and Real Love. Unfortunately, the raw recording of Now And Then was considered a lost cause especially because separating John’s piano parts from his vocals seemed impossible.
However, when filming the 2021 docu-series The Beatles: Get Back, a new de-mixing technology was used by director Peter Jackson to separate voices from instruments and mix everything seamlessly. That’s when Paul McCartney had an epiphany…The same technology could be used to give life to Now And Then! He and Ringo Starr got to work and completed the song, which also featured George Harrison’s guitar and backing vocal contributions when they attempted the song in the ’90s.
Now And Then marks the last song credited to The Beatles and sounds as if the Fab Four are all in the studio together just like the olden days.
Listen to The Beatles’ Now And Then right here: