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AI Used to Create New Final Beatles Song, says Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney performing.

Technology allowed Paul McCartney to ‘duet’ with John Lennon on a recent tour, including at last year’s Glastonbury festival.

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A new and final Beatles recording using artificial intelligence will be released later this year, Sir Paul McCartney has announced.

The musician said he had used new technology to "extricate" John Lennon's voice from an old demo and complete a decades-old song.

"We just finished it up and it'll be released this year," he told the Radio 4 Today programme on Tuesday.

Though McCartney did not name the song, it is likely to be a 1978 Lennon composition called Now and Then. The demo was one of several songs on cassettes labelled "For Paul" that Lennon made shortly before his death in 1980, which were later given to McCartney by Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono.

From The Guardian (U.K.)
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