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. 🙂