Peter Jackson Thinks More Archived Beatles Music Can Still Be Released
via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert / Youtube
Filmmaker Peter Jackson assured that it is still “conceivable” to release more Beatles music.
Following the release of “Now and Then” last November 2, the filmmaker who directed and produced the revised version of the Beatles’ Get Back documentary, Peter Jackson, said that there could be more new music from The Beatles with an emphasis that it is “certainly conceivable.”
In 1980, John Lennon originally wrote and recorded “Now and Then.” Although it was left unfinished, it was released this month with the help of modern technology. The producers were able to extract Lennon’s vocals and mix them with the material recorded by George Harrison during the mid-90s and recorded material from surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
Contradictory to what most fans believed that “Now and Then” is the final Beatles song, Jackson believes that it may not be the case.
In an interview with the Sunday Times, the filmmaker said:
“We can take a performance from Get Back, separate John and George, and then have Paul and Ringo add a chorus or harmonies. You might end up with a decent song but I haven’t had conversations with Paul about that.”
Although it may take a lot of hard work, Jackson believes that it is doable and “certainly conceivable.” When Jackson was asked why he and the remaining Beatles felt the urge to resurrect a song that was kept in archives for decades, Jackson said:
“With the world in the state it is, we need the Beatles to appear again. As if a flying saucer has touched down and they’ve got off and are providing us with their one last song to cheer us up.”