The Beatles – Now And Then – The Last Beatles Song (Short Film)

The Beatles – Now And Then – The Last Beatles Song (Short Film)

Now and Then’s eventful journey to fruition took place over five decades and is the product of conversations and collaborations between the four Beatles that go on to this day. The long mythologised John Lennon demo was first worked on in February 1995 by Paul, George and Ringo as part of The Beatles Anthology project but it remained unfinished, partly because of the impossible technological challenges involved in working with the vocal John had recorded on tape in the 1970s. For years it looked like the song could never be completed. But in 2022 there was a stroke of serendipity. A software system developed by Peter Jackson and his team, used throughout the production of the documentary series Get Back, finally opened the way for the uncoupling of John’s vocal from his piano part. As a result, the original recording could be brought to life and worked on anew with contributions from all four Beatles. This remarkable story of musical archaeology reflects The Beatles’ endless creative curiosity and shared fascination with technology. It marks the completion of the last recording that John, Paul and George and Ringo will get to make together and celebrates the legacy of the foremost and most influential band in popular music history.

Video Director: Oliver Murray
Producers: Jonathan Clyde and Sophie Hilton
Original score: Paul Englishby
Sound Designer: Alastair Sirkett
Audio Restoration: Park Road Post Production

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31 Responses

  1. vinesauce says:

    Beatle history being made in 2023. Mental.

  2. Dave Trouba says:

    Just phenomenal. The Beatles’ contributions to the world are priceless and will live for all eternity. Thank you for this one more gift! ❤

    • Reilly Moore says:

      Yes, the Beatles music and legend will live for many years to come – It’s so amazing to see comments here from another generation of fans – 14, 15 and 17 year olds included.

    • PlaysWithChildren says:

      Much much more gifts to come friend

  3. stigmajosh says:

    I’ve listened to the demo of “Now and Then” dozens of times over the years but hearing John’s voice so clear and separated out from the piano brought tears to my eyes.

  4. MaximusHermanite says:

    The fact that I, a 21 year old, can listen to a NEW Beatles song, is both astounding and an honor.

  5. TheGothCatgirl says:

    As somebody who is about to turn 22, this is such a treat to see. Truly a once in a lifetime experience!

  6. Karsten Post says:

    „It’s incredibly touching“ Sean says and he nailed it. I’m brought to tears and full of joy the same time! Thank you to all you beautiful and highly talented and dedicated people involved in this Beatles project! We’re glad all over! Now And Then… forever Beatles.

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  7. Hornet King says:

    Oh my God, this was so good. Had me tearing up. I can’t wait to hear the final version ❤❤

  8. Laura Restepo28 says:

    Estoy tan feliz, he pasado por momentos difíciles y los Beatles me han acompañado, se que Now And Then va a ser una canción muy especial

  9. Kathy P. says:

    This made me tear up, hearing a new song with all four Beatles!!! Brought back a lot of memories from four lads that shook the world. When I was a kid I saw The Beatles TWICE in person at two of their concerts in Chicago. It was to die for!!!! Can’t wait to hear the completed song. This may be their last one, but The Beatles will never be forgotten and will be remembered for many more years. John, George we love you, we miss you. 😢 Rock them in heaven🎸🎶🎸 ⭐Long Live The Beatles⭐Peace and Love☮♥

    • walter tanner says:

      Hi, Kathy, I envy you! We maybe of about the same age, but I lived as a schoolboy in walled-in Berlin and had no opportunity to travel to their scarce acts in Munich, Cologne or Hamburg. So I settled to create the first band in our school (we were 15, 16 by then). 2 years later, the Beatles stopped traveling and when I finished school, the Beatles as a group were finished…

  10. Diego Felix says:

    It’s incredible how every Beatles stuff just turn into a gigantic event, even after all those years. I have goosebumps right now.

    • Paul Cachia says:

      Feel the same way with watering eyes!! 👍❤

    • Louise Rose says:

      They were a unique band in many ways, and also, they had the good fortune of not spending thirty years still touring and recording so-so albums, after the point when they logically should have broken up, like the Stones, Black Sabbath or some other iconic acts.

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