All things must pass, as the man said and in this final episode, things are passing strange and fairly fast. The music holds out till the end (as good as gold, as good as ever...better even, some might say, bearing in mind the quality of 'Abbey Road', which ends this stunning story) and the Beatles, having worked through the 'White' album, 'Let It Be', 'Hey Jude' and 'Revolution', two weddings, two busts and the rooftop concert equal Gilbert and Sullivan in the level of acrimony and the heightened quality of the work that was done through it and despite it all.
The Beatles have survived their success and survived their era to remain modern, timeless and supreme against all comers. Paul, George and Ringo can still sit around a table and relive the twentieth century's greatest romance. This final tape evades nothing and reveals the rents and splits that ended their 60s life together, but it cannot avoid encouraging all of us to believe in magic. For magic it is, and magic it always was: alchemy in accessible, human form.
The VHS tape is in EX+ condition.
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