Ignored Obscured Restored
Back in 1995, The Beatles released two new singles to promote the release of The Beatles Anthology documentary. The songs were based on demos that John Lennon had recorded and were provided by Yoko Ono for the rest of the band to complete. In fact, Ono had provided four songs for The Beatles to consider. “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” are the two that were released. One – “Grow Old With Me” – was set aside because it had already been released on Lennon’s posthumously released Milk and Honey (1984). The last, called “Now and Then” was started, but shelved due to a technical problem (a 60-Hz mains hum) that the technology of the 20th century couldn’t correct.
Thanks to Peter Jackson, the director and producer of The Beatles: Get Back documentary (2021), and his audio restoration technology, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were able to complete the song including guitar tracks from the 1995 sessions, by George Harrison.
So, now we have it; the final final song by The Beatles; and it is a worthy ending.
Jackson made a complimentary video that is also “must see” for any Beatles’ fan.
Enjoy… until next week.