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Come Together: New, AI-Enhanced Beatles Song Drops Nov. 2

Oct. 27, 2023.
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The Beatles' ✨ magic returns in 2023! 🎶 "Now and Then," crafted by Lennon 🎸, revived by AI 🤖, and lovingly completed by McCartney, Starr, and Harrison's legacy 🌟. A timeless reunion drops Nov. 2 🗓️.

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Back from Yesterday: The Beatles’ New Release

Imagine this: It’s 2023 and The Beatles are hitting the airwaves with a brand new song, “Now and Then.” Sounds like a dream? Well, pinch yourself because it’s happening! Thanks to a little help from their friend, AI technology, and the visionary director Peter Jackson, the Fab Four are back in the spotlight.

A Lost Demo Revived

Let’s rewind a bit. Before his tragic passing, John Lennon crafted a demo for “Now and Then.” Fast forward to 1994, and Yoko Ono Lennon hands over this precious time capsule to the remaining Beatles. They tried to give it life, but technology back then was like trying to play a guitar solo with mittens on – just not happening. So, the song took a long nap for over 25 years.

Peter Jackson’s AI Magic

Enter Peter Jackson, not with a Yellow Submarine, but with his documentary “The Beatles: Get Back” in 2021. He and his team had been tinkering with some clever AI tech, the kind that could separate a needle from a haystack, or in this case, Lennon’s vocals from his piano. Suddenly, “Now and Then” wasn’t just a memory; it was a possibility.

A Sentimental Reunion

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and even some archival magic from George Harrison jumped on board. They weren’t just creating a song; they were bringing back a piece of their brother, John. “It was the closest we’ll ever come to having him back in the room,” Starr said, probably with a twinkle in his eye.

Mark Your Calendars

So mark your calendars: Nov. 2, 10 a.m. EST. “Now and Then” drops, not just as another song, but as a bridge across time, connecting the Beatles of yesterday with the fans of today. And if you’re feeling nostalgic, there’s a 12-minute documentary coming up on their YouTube channel. It’s not just a song; it’s a reunion, a tribute, and a testament to the timeless magic of The Beatles.

SOURCE: Come Together: New, AI-Enhanced Beatles Song Drops Nov. 2 | PCMag

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