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The Beatles’ Last Song

The Beatles have released what is their final, absolute last song, “Now and Then.”

Like a lot of people (even, it seems, the surviving Beatles) I have mixed feelings. It is a little ghoulish to have Zombie John Lennon’s A.I.-enhanced voice (and George Harrison’s guitar) playing alongside the living Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

And while I quite like the song, in the vast catalog of John Lennon music, it’s a C-level demo.

On the other hand, you hear those voices—and it really is the Beatles.

And God, how we love them.

The Peter Jackson music video is quite lovely:

Here’s a short film about making the song:

Farewell, truly, to the greatest band of all time.

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