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Release date : Friday, November 3, 2023

Now And Then / Love Me Do (Clear 7")

By The Beatles7" Single • Part of the collection “The Beatles • Singles


  • Release date: Nov 03, 2023


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Side 1

  1. Now And Then

    Written by John Lennon

    4:08 • Studio versionA

    Paul McCartney : Backing vocals, Bass, Electric harpsichord, Guitars, Piano, Producer, Shaker, String arrangement, Vocals Ringo Starr : Backing vocals, Drums, Shaker, Tambourine John Lennon : Backing vocals, Vocals Jeff Lynne : Additional production George Harrison : Backing vocals, Guitars Geoff Emerick : Recording engineer Giles Martin : Producer, String arrangement Jon Jacobs : Recording engineer Keith Smith : Recording engineer Bruce Sugar : Recording engineer Ben Foster : String arrangement Miles Showell : Mastering Greg McAllister : Recording engineer Steve Orchard : Recording engineer Mark 'Spike' Stent : Mixing engineer Steve Genewick : Recording engineer Songa Lee : Violin Serena McKinney : Violin Charlie Bisharat : Violin Giovanna Clayton : Cello Mia Barcia-Colombo : Cello Niall Ferguson : Cello Mike Valerio : Double bass Caroline Buckman : Viola Drew Forde : Viola Linnea Powell : Viola Adrianne Pope : Violin Andrew Bulbrook : Violin Neel Hammond : Violin

    Recording : Circa 1977 • Studio John Lennon's home, The Dakota, New York, USA

    Session Recording: Mar 20-21, 1995 • Studio Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

    Session Recording: 2022 ? • Studio Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK & Ringo Starr's home studio, Los Angeles, USA

    Session String overdubs: Apr 30, 2022 • Studio Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA

Side 2

  1. Love Me Do

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

    2:23 • Studio versionE • Stereo • 2023 stereo mix

    Paul McCartney : Bass, Vocals Ringo Starr : Drums, Tambourine John Lennon : Acoustic rhythm guitar, Harmonica, Vocals George Harrison : Acoustic rhythm guitar George Martin : Producer Norman Smith : Recording engineer Giles Martin : Mixing engineer, Sound producer Paul Hicks : Mixing engineer Sam Okell : Mixing engineer Miles Showell : Mastering Emile De La Rey : Head of machine learning at wingnut film

    Session Recording: Sep 11, 1962 • Studio EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

    Session Mixing: 2022 - 2023 ? • Studio EMI Studios, Abbey Road

From Now & Then: Clear 7” Vinyl – The Beatles:


The Beatles’ double-A-side single for “Now And Then” and “Love Me Do” pairs the last Beatles song with the band’s first UK single. Powerful musical bookends to The Beatles’ recorded canon, both songs are also featured in the expanded Anniversary Editions for 1962-1966 (‘The Red Album’) and 1967-1970 (‘The Blue Album’).
“Now And Then”
“Now And Then” is the last Beatles song, written and demoed by John Lennon in the mid/late 1970s. With John’s voice now pristine in the mix, “Now And Then” features elements from the 1995 sessions including George Harrison’s guitar parts, and vocal and instrumental parts recorded by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in 2022, along with a new arrangement for strings. Produced by Paul and Giles Martin, “Now And Then” is the last song recorded by all four Beatles, a powerful and fitting finale for the band’s timeless recordings.
“Love Me Do”
The song that started it all, “Love Me Do” was The Beatles’ first UK single in 1962. For the first time, the iconic song has been de-mixed using machine aided learning and remixed in true stereo. “Love Me Do” launched The Beatles’ journey to unparalleled worldwide success and acclaim that continues to this day.


1.    Now And Then 
2.    Love Me Do – 1962 Single Version / 2023 Mix


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