53 years after The Beatles disbanded and with the passing of two of its iconic members, the legendary group has unveiled its latest composition, featuring the voices of all four members. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney recently shared insights into their collaboration with director Peter Jackson in the creation of this track and its upcoming release.
“Now And Then” Release on November 2
The song, titled “Now And Then,” is set to be released on November 2. Much like “Free As a Bird” and “Real Love,” it originates from John Lennon’s collection of previously unreleased recordings. Utilizing advanced AI algorithms, Peter Jackson managed to isolate Lennon’s voice from the original piano track. McCartney and Starr then contributed to the song’s completion by adding various elements:
- Bass (McCartney)
- Piano (McCartney)
- Drums (Starr)
- Background vocals (McCartney and Starr)
- Guitar part (from an earlier Harrison recording)
- Slide guitar solo (McCartney)
- String arrangement (by Giles Martin, son of the late Beatles producer George Martin)
Leading up to the song’s release, a 12-minute film documenting the creation of the composition will also be made available, notes NIXsolutions. This fall, fans can anticipate expanded versions of “1962-1966” and “1967-1970” collections, with the latter containing this new composition.