‘Lost’ John Lennon-written Beatles song to be released?

Will Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr get together to finish the song?

‘Now And Then’, a song written by John Lennon in the 1970s but never completed, could surface again as a tribute release to Neil Aspinall, the producer/record executive often described as ‘the fifth Beatle‘, who died last month (March 24).

According to The Sun, the song, a home recording of which was made by Lennon, may see the light of day, although the tapes would require a lot of work on them to restore them to full quality.

The newspaper quotes an anonymous source who claims that discussions about releasing the song have been undertaken, but it is not clear whether Lennon‘s former bandmates, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, have been involved in the talks or are interested in adding newly-recorded music to the song.

“There have been discussions about finishing ‘Now And Then’,” the source is quoted as saying: “It would be quite a task. It will need a significant amount of work to get it into a condition where it could be released.”