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What does everyone think of the "last Beatles song", Now and Then?


I’ve only listened to it once, but I had a mostly positive first listen. I’m a huge Beatle fan, but wasn’t alive for original releases, so it’s cool to be able to say I was here for a new Beatle release.

(If you think this is a redundant thread because there are already Beatle threads, I can take it down; I just thought this deserved its own discussion)

You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll kiss three bucks goodbye!


I like it, but not much more than that. I did enjoy the story of how it came about much more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APJAQoSCwuA - a 12 minute official Beatle video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opxhh9Oh3rg - the official music video for Now And Then

But I do prefer Free As A Bird, of the later manufactured singles.

Real Love is okay, but like Now And Then, it can fell like the production is doing most of the heavy lifting, if that makes sense?

More Beatles tunes in the world is no bad thing.

“Don’t tell anyone… but when ‘Star Wars’ first came out, I didn’t know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you’ve planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories - let’s call them homages - and you’ve got a series.” - George Lucas