Emotional Return: The Beatles’ New Single ‘Now and Then’ Premieres with AI Assistance

Beatles Fans Celebrate the Long-Awaited Release

Emotional Beatles fans around the world have expressed their joy and excitement as the legendary band’s ‘masterpiece’ new and final song, ‘Now And Then,’ made its debut after 45 years in the making.

This extraordinary release comes 43 years after John Lennon’s tragic passing and over two decades since George Harrison left us.

The Beatles Reunited with AI Assistance

In a remarkable reunion, The Beatles have come together again, thanks to artificial intelligence. Their ‘new’ single, ‘Now and Then,’ was released to the delight of millions of eager fans.

The release marked a momentous occasion for Beatles enthusiasts, and listening parties were held worldwide, including in their hometown of Liverpool.

Tears and Acclaim from Listeners

BBC Radio 2 listeners in the UK were among the first to hear this long-anticipated track.

Their emotional response was evident, with some even shedding tears as they listened to the Fab Four singing together again. Notably, Liam Gallagher shared his admiration for the song on social media.

A Journey of Collaboration

Surviving Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr released a short film explaining how they resurrected this track, originally written by Lennon.

The journey began with John recording the vocals in the late 1970s, and after his tragic death in 1980, his widow Yoko Ono entrusted the tapes to Paul.

However, technical challenges stood in the way of completing the song.

AI Technology and Emotional Reunion

The seemingly insurmountable hurdle of bringing the track to life was overcome with the aid of artificial intelligence technology.

Paul and Ringo contributed new parts to the song, including drums, bass, backing vocals, and a slide guitar solo inspired by George.

The emotional impact of this reunion, especially hearing John’s voice, was profound.

Preserving John’s Legacy

A video of John recording the demo in his New York home was shared with the band in 1994, and it included demos for other Beatles songs.

Technological limitations at the time prevented a clear mix of ‘Now and Then,’ and it was shelved with the hope of revisiting it someday.

Reviving the Past with AI

The breakthrough came in 2021 with the release of the docuseries “The Beatles: Get Back,” directed by Peter Jackson.

This series showcased award-winning audio restoration techniques that opened the door to revisiting ‘Now and Then.’

Paul and Ringo’s Dedication

In 2022, Paul and Ringo undertook the task of completing the song. Besides John’s vocal, the track includes contributions from George, Ringo, and Paul.

A slide guitar solo inspired by George was added, and they also provided backing vocals. The song’s string arrangement, written by Giles Martin, Sir Paul, and Ben Foster, was meticulously crafted.

A Genuine Beatles Recording

The finished track, produced by Paul and Giles, with mixing by Spike Stent, stands as a genuine Beatles recording, bringing John’s voice back to life for a new generation of listeners.

A Historic Release

The release date of ‘Now and Then’ was highly anticipated, and its premiere on BBC Radio 2 marked a historic moment.

The song will also be included in a newly-mastered version of the band’s Red And Blue album, set for release on November 10. Furthermore, expanded versions of the Beatles’ compilations from 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 will be released later this month.

A Fitting Farewell

This song signifies the final collaboration of all four Beatles, with John, Paul, George, and Ringo contributing to its creation.

Ringo Starr has stated that this is the last track where the four legendary musicians will appear together, making it a poignant and fitting farewell to their storied career.

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