THE BEATLES -- NOW AND THEN
The Beatles’ double-A-side single for “Now And Then” and “Love Me Do” pairs the last Beatles song with the band’s first UK single. Available on several 7" and 12" single formats starting November 3 at indie record stores (and record stores are the only place you can walk in and buy the blue and white marble 7" version!)
YOUR BEATLES CALENDAR:
NOVEMBER 1: Watch the premiere of the short documentary about making "Now and Then", directed by Peter Jackson
NOVEMBER 2: Listen to the premiere of historic new music from The Beatles in 2023: "Now and Then"
NOVEMBER 3: Head to the record store for the double-A-side single on several 7" and 12" formats (indie record stores are the only place you can walk into and buy the blue and white marble version)
NOVEMBER 10: Back to the record store for the Expanded Editions (featuring 21 new tracks including "Now and Then") of the Red and Blue albums
SIDE A: “Now And Then” is the last Beatles song, written and demoed by John Lennon in the mid/late 1970s. With John’s voice now pristine in the mix, “Now And Then” features elements from the 1995 sessions including George Harrison’s guitar parts, and vocal and instrumental parts recorded by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in 2022, along with a new arrangement for strings. Produced by Paul and Giles Martin, “Now And Then” is the last song recorded by all four Beatles, a powerful and fitting finale for the band’s timeless recordings.
SIDE B: The song that started it all, “Love Me Do” was The Beatles’ first UK single in 1962. For the first time, the iconic song has been de-mixed using machine aided learning and remixed in true stereo. “Love Me Do” launched The Beatles’ journey to unparalleled worldwide success and acclaim that continues to this day.