On Something for the Beatles Fans

From time to time I’ve mentioned “Now and Then,” a John Lennon demo that keeps getting touted as a potential release in some fashion in the coming months. Indeed, there’s a fan-created mix of the song that I think sounds positively Beatlesque.

Maybe it’s all just wishful thinking. That there’s something in the vault, something new and exciting and different, and it will be awesome. Maybe.

Then, I was pointed in the direction of this.

An group of Argentinian Beatles fans put together an entire album. Lennon, Harrison, and McCartney demoes are given a polish, including rerecordings of “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love.”

It’s an interesting curiosity, this album. Some things work, some things don’t. The sound is maybe a little too layered at times. “Grow Old With Me” in particular is mangled for no good reason.

I’ll keep it. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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