There will always be rumors surrounding the Fab Four, even long after they are gone. We’ve had news reports and rumors about the remastered back catalog. We’ve had rumors about Anthology Threetle tracks that have never been finished. Well folks, we have another one here. The long-talked about lost Lennon song is being spotlighted in the news once again.
We had heard earlier reports that this song my be an exclusive, download only, track once the Beatles catalog gets onto iTunes. Who knows? I would simply just like to see them release it. Would it make a fitting tribute to those who we’ve lost in the beatle family? Absolutley. This track truly hits you right in the heart. John Lennon’s long lost track just might become The Beatles’ most beautiful and heartbreaking song of all-time.
If you haven’t heard this fan-made mashup of sorts. It’s an interesting glimpse into what could become of “Now and Then.”
The Beatles – Now and Then (fan-made video)
Also, check out John’s solo demo version if you haven’t heard it before…
John Lennon – Now and Then (solo demo version)
Here’s what we’ve read.
The last unfinished John Lennontrack could see the light of day as a tribute to “fifth Beatle” Neil Aspinall who died last week.
Now And Then was unearthed with Real Love and Free As A Bird during the Fab Four’s Anthology series in the 1990s.
While the other two tracks were spruced up by Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr and went on to become top ten hits, Now And Then was left untouched.
Neil worked as chief of Apple Corps until last year and ensured THE BEATLES profited from their back catalogue.
An insider said: “There have been discussions about finishing Now And Then. It would be quite a task. The process of re-recording the two tracks that charted was fairly painless because the songs were almost complete.
“Now And Then will need a significant amount more work to get it into a condition where it could be released.”
With George also dead, I reckon Paul and Ringo should work together one last time in tribute to departed members of the group’s inner circle.
Source: The Sun