I watched the short film about the making of Now and Then when it came out last Wednesday, and I began to cry. Sad and happy tears all at once. Then, I cried when the song was released on Amazon Music this past Thursday, and then Friday morning at the Peter Jackson premier of his music video of the song."I realised we needed the imagination of every viewer to create their own personal moment of farewell to The Beatles." –Peter Jackson
If you're a Beatle fan, my God all the emotions, still now and all those years ago.
If you haven't watched the short film yet, watch it first, then the video song. On Saturday, I created a playlist that you might like.
Also, avoid reading any reviews of the song. This song was re-constructed from a homemade cassette tape recording of John's while living at the Dakota in New York City. Nobody's pretending it's Strawberry Fields Forever. It's the last little scrap of Beatles music with all four of the lads on a track together. Give it a little quiet respect.
What an unbelievable gift.
Enjoy the playlist my friends.
- The Beatles - Now And Then - The Last Beatles Song (Short Film) - Released on YouTube, 11/01/23
- The Beatles - Now And Then (Music Video) - Released on YouTube, 11/03/23 that includes a B-Side with the 2023 remix of The Beatles 1962 first single, Love Me Do (but...with a music video substitution).
Not to mention a couple of other Johnny come lately tracks...
Thank you forever John, Paul, George, and Ringo!