Saturday, April 20, 2024

Beatles Update: “Now and Then” Single, Source Says “You Will Tear Up When You Hear It…This is a Gift”


EXCLUSIVE The Beatles’ final single, “Now and Then,” will drop at 9am Eastern Thursday morning.

I’m told there will be other announcements, including newly remixed and remastered versions of the Beatles ‘red’ and ‘blue’ greatest hits albums. But it’s not “Rubber Soul Remixed.”

Tomorrow is all about “Now and Then.” Someone who’s heard it reports to me “You will tear up when you hear it, it’s that amazing.”

The record includes instrumental Easter eggs, I’m told. They won’t be obvious but we’ll hear little familiar bits that have been woven through, an appropriate capping off of a magnificent career.

Paul McCartney produced it with Giles Martin. Ringo Starr added exquisite drums. George Harrison laid down a part for it years ago, but Paul also has a guitar solo on it. And he sings, of course.

Peter Jackson cleaned up John Lennon’s 1978 vocal, but it’s not “invented.” This is NOT artificial intelligence.

“So much love and care has been put into this, says a source. “It’s a gift.”

Over 50 years later. we are still excited about a Beatles release!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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