PETER JACKSON GIVES JUSTICE TO THE BEATLES’ LAST TRACK
The music world is abuzz with the release of the latest Beatles track, “Now and Then,” and today, fans are treated to a brand-new music video.
This music video, helmed by acclaimed director Peter Jackson, presents a captivating blend of previously unseen archival footage and innovative visual effects. It serves as a fitting companion to what is being hailed as the last-ever Beatles song.
Peter Jackson expressed his sentiments regarding this special project in a press release, stating, “To be honest, while we hope we’ve given the Beatles a suitable final farewell, that’s something you’ll need to decide for yourselves when it’s finally released. Having got to the end, I’m very happy I’m not waiting for the release of somebody else’s ‘Now and Then’ music video. I have genuine pride in what we made, and I’ll cherish that for years to come.”
THE REMAINING BEATLES AND PETER JACKSON
Jackson’s connection with the Beatles runs deep. In a 2022 interview with the Los Angeles Times, he shared his profound love for the group as a whole, highlighting that removing any one member would fundamentally alter the essence of the Beatles. He emphasized his love for the Beatles due to their music and their iconic songs.
Notably, in 2021, Peter Jackson directed the Emmy-winning three-part documentary series “The Beatles: Get Back.” For this groundbreaking project, Jackson and his team leveraged innovative de-mixing technology, allowing them to separate individual voices and instruments to create fresh mixes of the songs. The same technology played a pivotal role in de-mixing John Lennon’s original “Now and Then” demo tape, facilitating the creation of a new track.
Looking ahead, Jackson expressed his desire to release an extended version of “Get Back.” He acknowledged that while the market for extended cuts may have evolved, he believes there is an abundance of fantastic, previously unreleased material that deserves to see the light of day. Therefore, a conversation about an extended version of “Get Back” is currently in progress, although not set in stone at this stage.
Watch the brand spanking new music video below.