One of the final songs written by John Lennon, the idea of the surviving Beatles recording their own version was first discussed during the Anthology period of the mid-nineties, but it’s taken until now for those plans to come to fruition. “I’m an emotional person,” Ringo says.
“And I just loved this song. I sang it the best that I could. I do well up when I think of John this deeply. And I’ve done my best. We’ve done our best. The other good thing is that I really wanted Paul to play on it, and he said yes.”
“Paul came over and he played bass and sings a little bit on this with me. So John’s on it in a way. I’m on it and Paul’s on it. It’s not a publicity stunt. This is just what I wanted. And the strings that Jack arranged for this track, if you really listen, they do one line from ‘Here Comes the Sun’. So in a way, it’s the four of us.”