Fans of the legendary band The Beatles have a reason to rejoice, as the rock icons are making an unexpected comeback with a hit that has been hidden in the annals of music history for years. “Now and Then” is the latest song by The Beatles, set to be released to the world on Thursday, November 2. This is a work by John Lennon that has been in the making for 45 years, with its initial notes penned by John in 1978, and the song was completed last year, featuring the voice of Lennon as well.
According to BBC News, “Now and Then” is considered the “final song” of the band, making this premiere incredibly exciting for fans worldwide. The song will be released as a double A-side single alongside the debut single “Love Me Do” from 1962. It will also be accompanied by a music video directed by the creator of “The Lord of the Rings,” Peter Jackson, which is said to include very rare recordings, one of which comes from the band’s former member Pete Best, who was ousted years ago.
In addition to the song itself, The Beatles’ fans will have the opportunity to enjoy reissues of two iconic albums: “The Red Album” and “The Blue Album,” which will be released on November 10. This is a real treat for music enthusiasts, allowing them to rediscover the band’s classics in fresh, remastered editions.
An interesting fact is that all four members of the band will appear on the track “Now and Then,” making this song particularly unique as the final composition attributed to Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr.
The release of “Now and Then” extends beyond radio stations. The song will be available on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Prime Music, as well as on physical media like CDs, vinyl, and cassette tapes, all available the day after the release.
For The Beatles’ fans, the surprises don’t end there. On November 3, a music video for “Now and Then” will be released, and the day before the single’s premiere, viewers will have the opportunity to watch a 12-minute documentary, “Now and Then – The Last Beatles Song,” directed by Olivier Murray, which will tell the story behind this exceptional composition.
The history of “Now and Then” is filled with emotion and surprises, dating back to the late ’70s when John recorded a demo with vocals and piano in his New York apartment. For years, the song remained tucked away until, thanks to technological advancements and the dedication of contemporary creators, it saw the light of day.
It’s worth mentioning that this is not the first time The Beatles’ music has been refreshed. In recent years, collections of the band’s greatest hits have received new stereo and Dolby Atmos mixes, attracting both loyal fans and a new generation of listeners.
This premiere is a unique opportunity to continue enjoying The Beatles’ music and discover a previously unknown musical gem. For rock and music history enthusiasts, this is an event that cannot be missed. “Now and Then” is a tribute to a legend that will be shared with the world.
Written by: Patryk Zbik
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