The Beatles Unearth a Timeless Gem: Now and Then

In a heartwarming twist of fate, the Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, have unearth a musical treasure, titled: Now and Then, a song penned and recorded by John Lennon in 1970. The journey to complete this extraordinary track has a tale of rediscovery and collaboration.

An Emotional Reunion

Paul McCartney expressed his deep emotions when he heard John Lennon’s voice in its pristine form. “It’s quite emotional. And we all play on it; it’s a genuine Beatles recording,” he shared. “In 2023, to still be working on Beatles music and preparing to release a new, unheard song is incredibly exciting.”

For Ringo Starr, this moment was profoundly emotional. He said, “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; it’s quite remarkable.”

A Long and Remarkable Journey

John Lennon initially composed and recorded “Now and Then” at his New York City residence in the late 1970s. However, the song saw further development when McCartney, Starr, and the late George Harrison collaborated on it in the mid-90s. The final chapter was written in 2022, over four decades later, when McCartney and Starr decided to join forces and complete the song.

McCartney fittingly dubbed the track “the last Beatles song,” recognizing the extensive history and significance it holds.

AI Restoration and the Beatles: A Unique Synergy

Preserving Lennon’s original vocals in “Now and Then” is a testament to technological advancements. These vocals were preserved and enhanced using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques.

Visionary filmmaker Peter Jackson, renown for “The Beatles: Get Back,” was engage to rekindle “Now and Then.” He apply AI restoration methods similar to those used in his groundbreaking documentary, marking the beginning of the song’s transformation.

The year 2022 mark a significant milestone as Starr and McCartney decide to finalize the track. They contribute new instrumental elements, enriching the song further. Additionally, guitar recordings by George Harrison from the 1990s were seamlessly integrate, creating a harmonious blend of voices and talents across different eras.

The final composition include backing vocals from other iconic Beatles songs, such as “Here, There And Everywhere,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Because.”

The Unveiling of “Now and Then”

The world soon have the opportunity to savor the magic of “Now and Then” when it is officially release on November 2, 2023. This cherish song offer fans a poignant and heartwarming glimpse into the timeless legacy of the Beatles, reminding us that their music endures in the most unexpect and beautiful ways.