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 … Continue reading On Something for the Beatles Fans
As snurched from Keith: Music meme: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. “Fugitive Motel,” … Continue reading On Songs I’m Grooving
The Beatles may finally be coming to iTunes. It’s been rumored for a long while. The Beatles were one of the hold-outs on putting their music online. The solo catalogs are, I believe, largely available on iTunes, but songs like “Hey Jude,” “Yesterday,” and “Revolution”? Not as John, Paul, George, and Ringo created them. Not … Continue reading On the Beatles iTunes Deal
A week ago I came across this on a Beatles blog I read occasionally — someone has done a video for the John Lennon demo of “Now and Then,” the song the surviving Beatles worked on in the 1990s and left unfinished. The version of the song in the video is intriguing. It’s a decent … Continue reading On “Now and Then”
In 1994 and 1995 Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr got together at McCartney’s Sussex farmhouse studio and worked on three demo tapes given McCartney by Yoko Ono, to take demos done by John Lennon in the late 1970s and 1980 and turn them into finished Beatles songs. Two songs, “Free as a Bird” … Continue reading On "Now and Then"