The song was originally written and recorded by John Lennon around 1977 as a solo piano home demo, but was left unfinished. After Lennon’s death in 1980, the song was considered as the third Beatles reunion single for their 1995–1996 retrospective project The Beatles Anthology, following “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love”, both based on Lennon’s demos. Instead of being included on Anthology 3, the song was shelved for nearly three decades. It was later completed by surviving bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr with overdubs, as well as guitar tracks by George Harrison from the abandoned 1995 sessions.
Dubbed “the last Beatles song”, it’s to be included on the expanded re-issue of the 1973 compilation 1967–1970, to be released on 10 November 2023.