"Now and Then" is the title that reunites the Beatles, 53 years after their separation. The original song created at the same time. AI help will be released on November 2, 2023.
The Beatles are back for a new song, more than 53 years after their separation. If Paul McCartney and Ringo Star are the only two members of the quartet still alive, John Lennon and George Harrison have ;also participated in the à the creation of the title "Now and Then" scheduled for release on November 2.
The first demo of the song dates from the 1970s and was recorded by John Lennon in his New York apartment. It was in 1994, after the assassination of the artist, that Yoko Ono gave the model to the rest of the group. The band which brought together voice and piano had been reworked by the Beatles, but the result was not up to par. the pitch and the song never saw the light of day. This was without taking into account the progress in technology which will allow, in 2023, something that Beatles fans no longer expected: a new title.
< h2>"This is a real Beatles recording"
More than four decades after the discovery of the model of “Now and Then”, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr managed, thanks to artificial intelligence, finish the piece. It all clicked with the "Get Back" carried out in 2021 by Peter Jackson who succeeded in extract John Lennon's voice from a cassette using AI. In the press release announcing the release of 'Now and Then', Paul McCartney explains that he 'found himself' with John's voice, crystal clear" before confiding: "It's very moving and we all play on it, it's a real Beatles recording." À the soundtrack, the group added recordings of George Harrison's guitar from 1995. "It's all real" insists Paul McCartney who assures that all the members of the group played on the title and that the AI was not implemented. used only to "purify" the recording of John Lennon's performance.
The existence of the model was known and Paul McCartney did not hide his intention to rework it for a possible release. Last June, he revealed à BBC reported that the piece was in development. "We have come to this point: make what will be the Beatles' last recording" had declared the 81-year-old musician.
A documentary and two compilations
Beatles fans will be able to listen to "Now and Then" on November 2, from 1 p.m. The release of the song will be accompanied by a 12-minute documentary, which will be broadcast across the country. the day before on the English group's YouTube channel, and a video clip. Two compilations of their albums are also planned for November 10.