Seán Lennon weighs in on “new” Beatles song and reveals involvement

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  1. debjorgo says:

    That’s good to hear. All these AI tracks that are coming out seem so fake and heartless. Glad this is just a clean-up for the vocals!

  2. Paul says:

    Maybe the new track will be promotion for a re-release/ reissue for the Anthology (for streaming or Blu-ray?)

  3. Blakey says:

    Sean is now a co-owner of Apple (since his mother retired in 2020), so he will be involved in any Beatles related project from now on. This is a good thing, because maybe a young(er) presence will keep Apple on its toes and in touch with the fans.

    George apparently did lots of guitar work at Friar Park that was unreleased. I am sure there will be something of his playing on this Beatles track.

  4. John N Kaelin says:

    I saw one of Sean’s tweets because he is a good follow on Twitter. Did not see the other one but glad he said it because it aligns with what I thought was going on. The media is really committing malpractice on this issue. If it would explain the same technology was used on both Get Back and Revolver, maybe the articles/blogs I am seeing would be better. But they are not or, if they do, they are not doing a good job of explaining it. Anyway, like I said before, I cannot wait for this release.

    • Blakey says:

      I agree about malpractice, John. The incompetent and ever declining BBC reported this story totally wrong. They said it would be an AI Beatles track, with no mention of MAL or previous projects it had been used on.

      I cannot wait for the track either. But what would be nice too is if a Beatles version of All Things Must Pass was put together. There are enough parts from all four (vocal and instrumental) to do it.

      • Shad Radna says:

        The first two paragraphs of the BBC report from 6 days ago, still on the website:

        Sir Paul McCartney says he has employed artificial intelligence to help create what he calls “the final Beatles record”.

        He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme the technology had been used to “extricate” John Lennon’s voice from an old demo so he could complete the song.

        It goes into further detail, mentioning Peter Jackson, Get Back, the surround mixes of Revolver. And it mentions Paul’s concerns about other uses of AI.

        So it has been absolutely clear from the start what the AI was being used for (assuming you know what extricate means). The trouble is that people have a fixed idea about what AI is. And it isn’t just audio. How do people think the 16mm Get Back footage could merit 4K streaming? It would be nice to see what the technology could do with all that Anthology video footage.

  5. Garth says:

    I figured that George’s comment this is crap he was talking about noise.Also I wouldn’t expect nothing but the real Beatles singing a track.They take great pride when doing work on a track that going to represent their band the Beatles. Always have.

  6. William Campbell says:

    People need to stop throwing around the term ‘AI,’ as if it means anything that is done on a computer. The only ‘AI’ in that case is what’s been used by the people making the claim.

    Another word that no longer has any real meaning is ‘hack.’

    Some other words that make me avoid reading an article include: trending, gone viral, outrage, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, social media, Google, Apple (not the record company)… and the list keeps growing. There’s way too much noise generated by the media.

  7. Rob Geurtsen says:

    Great exploration of the news and discourse

  8. Karl Egil Stubsjoen says:

    I really love this and what it might become! I’ve literally had no idea that this was a real Jonh Lennon song. I love it! Please go ahead and relase the record!

  9. This is fantastic news! So glad to read Sean’s clarification. I’m so looking forward to the record, so please go ahead! 😉

  10. Listen carefully cuz The true Beatles…fab 4 fans have spoken and we want nothing to do with either MAL or Hal.

    We don’t want it, we won’t buy it, we won’t even let the RCA Victor dog listen to it on any old Vitrola.
    This is simply another ridiculous attempt by Apple Corps/Disney to exploit the talents and genius of those four inspired and highly motivated lads from Liverpool England 🇬🇧 Thank you for wasting your time.

  1. August 31, 2023

    […] Шон Леннон прокомментировал сообщения о «новой» песне Битлз, к работе над которой был привлечен искусственный интеллект, сообщает The Daily Beatle. […]

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