Now and Then... the last Beatles tune

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“When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,779
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    I don't like it.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,257
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't like it.

    I like it for what it is... Not a great song but an appropriate goodbye. Still sad to wonder what could have been, if not for a cold December night nearly 43 years ago.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,657
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    Not bad for a song that is introduced 4 decades later than modern music. 😉

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  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 3,122
    edited November 2023
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    I've listened to it twice. It's okay, kind of dreary. The guitar's playing is signature Beatles. Maybe I need the lyrics to put it in context. EDIT: Listened again, a little better, more attention to the lyrics. Over three million views already.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,355
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't like it.

    I like it for what it is... Not a great song but an appropriate goodbye. Still sad to wonder what could have been, if not for a cold December night nearly 43 years ago.

    FWIW -- I don't think any band, to date, has outdone Abbey Road and, specifically, The End as a deliberate, virtuoso valediction.

    Bowie's and Leonard Cohen's last albums are in the ballpark, but them guys wasn't bands. ;)

  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,257
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    "Love Me Do" was remastered to serve as the "B" side... It is sublime.
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  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 8,082
    edited November 2023
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    A little eerie listening to it however it is worth a listen. I dont listen to singles much, not sure if I would revisit.
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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 4,430
    edited November 2023
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    It's way better with today's video which seems like a tribute to John Lennon. Peter Jackson made this possible.

    Ringo cracks me up. He still looks young!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opxhh9Oh3rg
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,355
    edited November 2023
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    "Love Me Do" was remastered to serve as the "B" side... It is sublime.
    Certainly by comparison to the "A" side, and at least in terms of dynamics -- yup.
    I haven't heard it yet, though.
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    That said, my flashbulb memory of Love Me Do is from a tabletop mono Maggotbox Magnavox record player (ahem, yes vacuum tubed) at my friend Jim Linthicum's house, ca. 1965. It had a bright, fresh, clear, and present sound that set/sets my expectations for, what, coming up on 60 years. :) I think the "Red Album" CD version sounds absolutely dandy in the context of the song, the era, and the recording. The Beatles' early work wasn't anywhere near SOTA, in terms of recording, for EMI in the mid-1960s. I don't think "they" saw any reason for it to be! ;) But it was still just right.


  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 4,430
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    2023 Love Me Do Remix vs 2009 Remaster (the 2023 version sounds a lot better to me) ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEHmEC9aWis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pGOFX1D_jg
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,257
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't like it.

    I like it for what it is... Not a great song but an appropriate goodbye. Still sad to wonder what could have been, if not for a cold December night nearly 43 years ago.

    FWIW -- I don't think any band, to date, has outdone Abbey Road and, specifically, The End as a deliberate, virtuoso valediction.

    Bowie's and Leonard Cohen's last albums are in the ballpark, but them guys wasn't bands. ;)
    Let it Be… Naked! is nearly as good as Abbey Road.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,355
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    I listen to it... more than occasionally.
    Skip The Long and Winding Road though. :#
  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 3,001
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    Thumbs up for Naked. One of the few "re-dos" that sounded like a never heard before album to me.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,355
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    I do really like the take of I've Got a Feeling on Anthology 3, though.
    It's too bad that John (as he said) "c##ked it up trying to get loud" in his endearingly Liverpuddlian accent.
    "Not bad, though." :)
  • SIHAB
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    N&T sounds like a fakeleg to me.

    Not bad though.
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  • OleBoot
    OleBoot Posts: 2,398
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I do really like the take of I've Got a Feeling on Anthology 3, though.
    It's too bad that John (as he said) "c##ked it up trying to get loud" in his endearingly Liverpuddlian accent.
    "Not bad, though." :)

    Someone who has a fetish for puddles filled with liver. They often come from Liverpool.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,355
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    I had "Tuesday" in the liverpool. I didn't win.
  • Hansvelton
    Hansvelton Posts: 151
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    Not horrible, not great, but simply forgettable to me.......... :(
  • WilliamM2
    WilliamM2 Posts: 4,764
    edited March 10
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    Hansvelton wrote: »
    Not horrible, not great, but simply forgettable to me.......... :(

    I agree, and I'm a huge Beatles fan. It's not a Beatles song at all. John recorded the vocals in 1977, long after the Beatles had ended. And it sounds like most his solo work at the time (boring), NOT the Beatles.

    Not sure why it's reffered to as the last Beatles song. I'm sure John would be pissed.