The Last Beatles Song “Now And Then” Now Available

The Last Beatles Song “Now And Then” Now Available

LONDON - MAY 19: English singer, songwriter and guitarist John Lennon (1940-1980), English singer, songwriter and bassist Paul McCartney, English musician, singer and drummer Ringo Starr and English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist George Harrison (1943-2001) of the Beatles attend a press party at the home of manager Brian Epstein supporting the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, May 19, 1967, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jeff Hochberg/Getty Images)

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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.

McCartney said about the song, “There it was, John’s voice, crystal clear. It’s quite emotional,”

Ringo Starr commented, “It was the closest we’ll ever come to having him back in the room, so it was very emotional for all of us. It was like John was there, you know. It’s far out.”

Listen to The Beatles’ Now And Then right here:



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