The Beatles Unveil Their Final Song “Now And Then”

November 2 At 2PM GMT / 10AM EDT / 7AM PDT

In a surprising turn of events, The Beatles are set to release their last song, “Now And Then,” on November 2, 2023, at 2pm GMT. This long-awaited track, penned by John Lennon and later refined by the entire band, has been completed by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr after over forty years.

The song will be launched globally by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe and will be paired with the band’s debut UK single from 1962, “Love Me Do.” This pairing symbolizes the band’s incredible journey, from their very first to their very last song. Both tracks have been enhanced with stereo and Dolby Atmos® mixes, and the cover art has been crafted by the acclaimed artist, Ed Ruscha. Fans can also look forward to a music video for “Now And Then,” set to premiere on November 3.

Adding to the excitement, a documentary titled “Now And Then – The Last Beatles Song,” directed by Oliver Murray, will be showcased on November 1 on The Beatles’ YouTube channel. This film delves into the story behind this final song, featuring exclusive insights from Paul, Ringo, George, Sean Ono Lennon, and filmmaker Peter Jackson.

The journey of “Now And Then” began in the late 1970s when John Lennon recorded a demo at his New York residence. This demo was later given to the remaining Beatles members in 1994 by Yoko Ono Lennon. Although initial attempts to finalize the song were hindered by technological constraints, advancements in audio technology eventually made it possible to separate John’s vocals from the piano, preserving the song’s original essence.

Paul and Ringo, with contributions from George Harrison’s 1995 recordings, have now brought this song to life. The final track, produced by Paul and Giles Martin, is a testament to The Beatles’ enduring legacy and their unparalleled ability to evoke emotions.

Furthermore, on November 10, The Beatles will be releasing expanded 2023 Editions of their iconic collections, ‘The Red Album’ (1962-1966) and ‘The Blue Album’ (1967-1970). These albums, which have been instrumental in introducing The Beatles to generations of fans, will now feature songs in stereo and Dolby Atmos, with additional tracks to provide a comprehensive Beatles experience.

Paul McCartney expressed his emotions on the project, stating, “It’s quite emotional. And we all play on it, it’s a genuine Beatles recording.” Ringo Starr added, “It was like John was there, you know. It’s far out.”

As the world eagerly awaits this final piece of The Beatles’ illustrious history, it’s clear that their music will continue to inspire and resonate with fans for generations to come.


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