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The last new Beatles song, 'Now And Then,' to be released next week

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This is welcomed and much anticipated.

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The reissued extended red and blue albums will be available on 3 lps

https://ukstore.thebeatles.com/collections/red-and-blue-collection/products/the-beatles-1962-1966-the-beatles-1967-1970-2023-edition-6lp-black-red-blue-albums

Also on other formats too.

I have my originals from back in the day so will pass.

But for younger music fans, these reissues are a must-have.

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You know there is a reason why tracks like this have been unreleased for over 60 years? It's because they were rejected as rubbish Then and will be rubbish Now. Old Macca just milking more $$$$$ from the gullible

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

I'll definitely be listening to this. Whether it's good or not (and I've no idea yet), it is a piece of history.

awomdeToday 09:22 am JST

Old Macca just milking more $$$ from the gullible

I don't think he needs, or cares about, the money.

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I have my originals from back in the day so will pass.

So do I but, to date, the remastered reissues have been revelatory.

Looking forward to this.

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the remastered reissues have been revelatory.

Yes. For me, the white album superdelux has been the best so far. ( I now know where Revolution 9 came from )

The red and blue reissues don't have the song demos as the albums-proper do btw. But I think you can get the vinyl in blue and red.

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You know there is a reason why tracks like this have been unreleased for over 60 years? It's because they were rejected as rubbish Then and will be rubbish Now. Old Macca just milking more $$$ from the gullible

The following may be instructive:

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison worked on “Now And Then” in the same sessions, but technological limitations stood in the way

Even if the reason it didn’t make the cut was it wasn’t regarded as good enough, different bands have different standards. The Beatles have arguably the greatest catalogue of songs of any band in popular music history. What didn’t make it for them doesn’t mean it’s a bad song.

Definitely worth a listen.

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Looking forward to hearing this! I predict it will make Number 1 pretty much everywhere. If this new single can convert a new generation into Beatles fans, that will be a great thing.

Old Macca just milking more $$$ from the gullible

Not 100% convinced about that. They say Macca is worth close to $1 billion already.

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This will be “the last new Beatles song” until the next “last new Beatles song” is released.

You read it here first.

-10 ( +0 / -10 )

Looking forward to it.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

I think I saw them play that on the Ed Sulivan show in NY but it was so loud from screaming girls that it was hard to tell the difference between any songs.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Bob Dylan has issued songs that didn't make the album he was recording at the time and many were ungodly good. This is definitely worth listening to. Good or bad, it's The Beatles -- the greatest band of all time.

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Bob Dylan has issued songs that didn't make the album he was recording at the time and many were ungodly good

I think ‘Abandoned Love’ didn’t make the cut at the time. Superb song.

Good or bad, it's The Beatles -- the greatest band of all time

Off the scale. These days I listen more to the earlier stuff. I listened to ‘She’s a woman’ the other day - an overlooked gem. Not too difficult to play but no chance I could write something anywhere near as good as that.

Annoyingly good in some ways.

Glad this is an early Beatles track.

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There are bootlegs of Now and Then.

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It's because they were rejected as rubbish Then and will be rubbish Now.

I don’t think this is always the case. The Beach Boys’ Smile Sessions is arguably their best work. It was rejected as being bad in 1967 and came out to critical acclaim in 2011

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Jimizo

That is a great example. "Up to Me" I think was the best, "Abandoned Love" almost just as good, and "Wallflower", a song overlooked by most. There are others, too.

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Even if this new song is an average Beatles song, it will be better than most bands best song.

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison worked on “Now And Then” in the same sessions, but technological limitations stood in the way.

Codswallop.

If they wanted Lennon's voice on the track, maybe that could not be believably accomplished at the time, but with three Beatles and a whole world of other people to choose from, it was by no means necessary to have a carbon copy of Lennon's voice. Thus, there was nothing "standing in the way" but themselves and what seems to me to be a silly demand, that, in fact, probably never actually existed. It sounds much more like a "re-imagining of reality" that was created to try and retro-actively pretend they were waiting for AI all along.

Far more likely that awombe is correct and it was just crap, despite their efforts to make it good, so they walked away from it.

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The Beatles were way before my time, and having been raise listening to classical music I knew very little about 'old' pop music......and still do not. But I have now listened to many of their songs and have not heard a bad one yet, my favourite is 'I am a Walrus'.....and I can play and sing 'Blackbird', but not as well as them.

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I saw them play Budokan. It was the last live they enjoy.

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Beatles aren’t bad but not my cup of tea, be interesting to hear the song anyway.

Mind, I’m not old enough to have been a fan in their heyday am I, lol

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

The reissue red and blue albums are targeted at fans in your predicament

I'd recommend the blue album to get started.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967–1970

Enjoy!

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

I saw Sir Paul play Halloween night last time he was here.

To see them in the Nippon Budokan would have been heavenly.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

I have just looked at the picture of them again and realised how small Ringos drumset is. Then I looked Haruna's (Lovebites) set, it is huge, and my dog, she uses every one of them, sometimes at unbelievable speed.

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