Shortly after The Beatles shared “Now And Then,” the group has shared new compilation albums entitled the Red Album and Blue Album. “Now and Then” was written and sung by John Lennon, developed and worked on by Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, and finished by Paul and Ringo over four decades later.
To keep the good times rolling, the beloved compilation albums 1962-1966 (The Red Album) and 1967-1970 (The Blue Album) collections have received expansive reissues and are out now.
Since their 1973 debuts, 1962-1966 (The Red Album) and 1967-1970 (The Blue Album) have ushered countless listeners of all ages, from all parts of the world, into lifelong Beatles fandom.
Expanded for their new 2023 releases, the collections together span The Beatles’ entire recorded canon with 75 standout tracks, from their first single, “Love Me Do,” to their last, “Now And Then.” The collections’ 21 newly-added tracks (twelve on Red and nine on Blue) showcase even more of The Beatles’ very best songs.
Both collections are available digitally on streaming, on 2CD, 180g 3LP black vinyl, in addition to limited edition Beatles Store-exclusives: a 3LP colored vinyl (red for Red/blue for Blue); a 4CD slipcased set; a 180g 6LP black vinyl slipcased set; and 6LP red + blue vinyl slipcased set.
In other Beatles news, a 12-minute Now And Then – The Last Beatles Song documentary film, written and directed by Oliver Murray, debuted on November 1. This poignant short film tells the story behind the last Beatles song, with exclusive footage and commentary from Paul, Ringo, George, Sean Ono Lennon, and Peter Jackson.
The story of “Now And Then” began in the late 1970s, when John recorded a demo with vocals and piano at his home in New York’s Dakota Building. In 1994, his wife, Yoko Ono Lennon, gave the recording to Paul, George, and Ringo, along with John’s demos for “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love,” which were both completed as new Beatles songs and respectively released as singles in 1995 and 1996, as part of The Beatles Anthology project.