Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Now and Then?

Is this the abortive version of John Lennon's "Now and Then" that the Beatles reportedly considered for completion after "Free As a Bird" and "Real Love?"

Probably not. There are a few "Paul is dead" references here that I don't believe the real Paul McCartney would include in a video; the sound has no elements of the Jeff Lynne production style that characterized the other songs; and the contributor at YouTube is not listed as PaulMcCartney (with an l), but as PauIMcCartney (with a capital "I").

Even so, it's cleverly done and has a certain Beatles sound; worth checking out, at least. The same contributor has also done a remix of Lennon's "I Found Out." Follow the links from the "Now and Then" video if you're interested...

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