Sunday, January 07, 2007

Another Beatles "Reunion?"

A Showbiz Spy article from this past week suggests that Paul McCartney is eager to have another virtual reunion with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr to complete the twice abandoned "Now and Then." The lads from Liverpool originally gave up on the song before their breakup in 1970 but tried to resurrect it as the third "new" track for the Anthology that was released in 1995. It didn't ultimately end up on the retrospective with "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love." According to the article, George wasn't too fond of the song either time the Beatles worked on it. But in typical Paul fashion, he will finish the song anyway.

While George wasn't keen, Paul always thought the song had a lot of potential. He is now hoping to complete it after all, with him singing the harmonies to John's lead vocal.

Don't get me wrong, I would love to hear a new Beatles song, but Paul's behavior in the past makes me a little cynical about his sincerity. It sort of seems like he waited the "appropriate" amount of time since George died to make this decision. I wonder what new material we might hear when and if Paul is the only Beatle left.

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