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A rather beautiful farewell to rock'n'roll: The Beatles' 'Now and Then' reviewed

11 November 2023

9:00 AM

11 November 2023

9:00 AM

Grade: A

The last song the Beatles ever recorded was called, appropriately enough, ‘The End’, on the Abbey Road album. As a consequence of digital sorcery, however, ‘Now and Then’ is the last song we will ever hear from them – a demo passed from John to Paul, dubbed over in the early 1990s by the (then) three surviving members and, more recently, unearthed and remastered.

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