The Beatles’ “Now and Then”: A Final Harmony Across Time

The Legendary Band Releases Their Last Song with All Four Members

In an event stirring the hearts of music enthusiasts worldwide, The Beatles have unveiled their final song, “Now and Then,” featuring the combined talents of all four iconic members. The release, which has been highly anticipated by fans, marks a poignant moment in music history, bridging past and present through technological marvels and the timeless spirit of the band.

The track, which showcases John Lennon’s vocals and George Harrison’s guitar, was completed by Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr. The project was made possible by advanced audio restoration technology, similar to that used by director Peter Jackson in his documentary “The Beatles: Get Back.” This technology meticulously cleaned Lennon’s original demo, allowing it to be harmoniously integrated with Harrison’s guitar work from 1995.

The song’s journey began with Lennon’s initial recording in the late 1970s. After his tragic passing in 1980, Yoko Ono entrusted the tape to the remaining Beatles. While attempts to develop “Now and Then” were made following Lennon’s death, technological limitations at the time hindered the song’s completion. It wasn’t until recently that the restoration technology reached a point where Lennon’s vocals could be clearly extracted and used.

A music video directed by Peter Jackson is set to accompany the song, featuring never-before-seen footage of the band. Additionally, a short documentary detailing the song’s creation was released, featuring insights from McCartney, Starr, and Lennon’s son, Sean Ono Lennon. McCartney reflects on the emotional process and the significance of completing Lennon’s last song, emphasizing the deep connection and gratitude he feels for his bandmates and their shared legacy.

“Now and Then” is available across all major streaming platforms, with physical copies on CD, vinyl, and cassette to follow. The release precedes the remastered and expanded versions of The Beatles’ 1962-66 and 1967-70 collections, offering fans a comprehensive look at the band’s enduring impact on music and culture.

This release not only adds a final note to The Beatles’ discography but also serves as a testament to their lasting influence and the power of music to transcend time. It is indeed a genuine Beatles recording, a harmonious blend of the past and the present, and a celebration of their monumental contribution to the world of music.

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