The surviving Beatles are to release a new single based on a recording by the late John Lennon.
Song â€˜Now And Thenâ€™ has been reworked by Paul McCartney, who has added vocals, and drummer Ringo Starr, with archive guitar tracks from George Harrison added to a recording given to the band by Lennonâ€™s widow Yoko Ono.
ELOâ€™s Jeff Lynne, who produced the original track, tells The Express, â€œThe song had a chorus but is almost totally lacking in verses. We did the backing track, a rough go that we really didn't finish.
"It was sort of a bluesy sort of ballad, I suppose, in A minor. It was a very sweet song; I liked it a lot, and I wish we could have finished it."