Exciting news for Beatles fans today as a new track entitled "Now And Then" has come to light. New software developed during the production of Peter Jackson's 2022 documentary series Get Back unlocked a vocal and piano demo recorded by John Lennon in the 70s, allowing it to be developed into the new work.
The recording was first heard by the surviving Beatles in 1995, but it remained unusable until the new technology enabled an uncoupling of Lennon's vocal from the piano on the track. This enabled the other Beatles to add their parts -- including George Harrison, whose rhythm guitar parts were recorded in 1995 -- and make it a creation of all four Beatles.
Here's the official music video of the track from the Beatles official YouTube™ channel, cleverly intercut with all sorts of vintage Beatles footage. It was directed by Peter Jackson. (Just click the red play button to watch it right here):
Also, here's a wonderful short film also posted on the Beatles official channel that tells more about the fascinating story of how the track came to be. Check it out (just click the red play button to watch it right here):
The track was released worldwide at 7 AM PT on Thursday, Nov. 2, by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe. The double A-side single on vinyl also features the Beatles first song released, “Love Me Do", which was their debut single released in 1962.
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