A few days ago a friend of mine and I were talking all things Beatles, and we got to talking about “Now and Then,” and hopefully it’s eventual release as a Beatles’ track ala “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love.” We were salivating and dreaming about the virtual Beatles tracks.
This led us to a youtube search of other lost Lennon gems. Several fans have made their own virtual Beatles tracks by recording some of their own parts, and slicing other Paul, George, and Ringo parts to flesh out these songs. Here are some of our favorite fan creations of “virtual” Beatle tracks. Some of these are heartbreakingly stunning and had us in tears. We cried over the beauty of these tracks, and for what could have been. Here are some of our favorites. They make great additions to anyone’s iPod.
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The Virtual Beatles – “Help Me to Help Myself” fan creation.
This is John at his most religious, believe it or not, and most confessional. It’s astonishing that he was never able to finish this track. This is by far one of my favorite Lennon bootlegged tracks.
John Lennon – “Help Me to Help Myself” original demo version
The Virtual Beatles – “India” fan creation.
John Lennon – “India” original demo.
More videos and songs below the cut.
The Virtual Beatles _ “You Saved My Soul” fan creation.
The Virtual Beatles – “Now and Then” fan creation.
John Lennon – “Now and Then” original demo version.
- What are some of your favorite virtual Beatle tracks. Send us your links, and clips in the comments below.