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The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles Anthology

The three surviving Beatles try to set the record straight with their own autobiography and documentary series called The Beatles Anthology. To accompany the documentary film, three double-disc albums called The Beatles Anthology 1, Anthology 2 and Anthology 3 are released sequentially in 1995 and 1996. These CDs contain previously unreleased Beatles songs as well as live performances and outtakes from recording sessions.


The Beatles Anthology 1

Track Listing

Disc 1
1. Free as a Bird
2. We Were Four Guys…That’s All [Interview] – John Lennon
3. That’ll Be the Day
4. In Spite of All the Danger
5. Sometimes I’d Borrow…Those Still Exist [Interview] – Paul McCartney
6. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
7. You’ll Be Mine
8. Cayenne
9. First of All…It Didn’t Do a Thing Here [Interview] – Paul McCartney
10. My Bonnie
11. Ain’t She Sweet
12. Cry for a Shadow
13. Brian Was a Beautiful Guy…He Presented Well [Interview] – John Lennon
14. I Secured Them…A Beatle Drink Even Then [Reading] – Brian Epstein
15. Searchin’
16. Three Cool Cats
17. Sheik of Araby
18. Like Dreamers Do
19. Hello Little Girl
20. Well, the Recording Test…By My Artists [Reading] – Brian Epstein
21. Besame Mucho
22. Love Me Do
23. How Do You Do It?
24. Please Please Me
25. One After 909 [False Starts]
26. One After 909 [Complete]
27. Lend Me Your Comb
28. I’ll Get You
29. We Were Performers…In Britain [Interview] – John Lennon
30. I Saw Her Standing There
31. From Me to You
32. Money (That’s What I Want)
33. You Really Got a Hold on Me
34. Roll over Beethoven

Disc 2
1. She Loves You
2. Till There Was You
3. Twist and Shout
4. This Boy
5. I Want to Hold Your Hand
6. Boys, What I Was Thinking…
7. Moonlight Bay
8. Can’t Buy Me Love
9. All My Loving
10. You Can’t Do That
11. And I Love Her
12. Hard Day’s Night
13. I Wanna Be Your Man
14. Long Tall Sally
15. Boys
16. Shout
17. I’ll Be Back [Take 2][Demo Version]
18. I’ll Be Back [Take 3]
19. You Know What to Do
20. No Reply [Demo Version]
21. Mr. Moonlight
22. Leave My Kitten Alone
23. No Reply
24. Eight Days a Week [False Starts]
25. Eight Days a Week [Complete]
26. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!


The Beatles (or Threetles) Reunite

For the first time since The Beatles disbanded in 1970, two new Beatles songs were released featuring Paul, George and Ringo collaborating with two previously recorded John Lennon tracks.

“Free As A Bird” was included on The Beatles Anthology 1. The music video features images of The Beatles intertwined with scenes from Liverpool, as well as numerous visual references to many Beatles songs and historical facts.

“Real Love” was included on The Beatles Anthology 2.


The Beatles Anthology Film

The Beatles Anthology Book

The book version of The Beatles Anthology was released on October 5, 2000. The over-sized hardcover book features pages of interviews and quotes from each of the four Beatles covering topics in chronological order.

The Beatles Anthology is not a narrative, but a collection of quotes accompanied by rare photographs compiled in an artsy theme. With conflicting recollections by John, Paul, George and Ringo of various events, The Beatles Anthology is a far cry from a definitive biography on The Beatles, yet, at the same time, it serves as the most important historical document linked to the history of The Beatles.


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