Anthology 1

By The BeatlesOfficial album • Part of the collection “The Beatles • Post break-up albums

Timeline See what happened in November 1995
UK release date:
Nov 20, 1995
US release date:
Nov 20, 1995
Publisher:
Apple
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Free as a Bird

Written by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison

4:25 • Studio version

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Producer, Vocals
John Lennon:
Piano, Producer, Vocals
Jeff Lynne:
Guitar, Harmony vocals, Producer
George Harrison:
Acoustic guitar, Electric slide guitar, Producer, Ukulele, Vocals

2.

"We Were Four Guys... That's All"

0:13 • Interview • John Lennon speaking to Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone, 8 December 1970, New York City.


3.

That'll Be the Day

Written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison

2:08 • OuttakeA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Guitar
John Lennon:
Guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Guitar
John 'Duff' Lowe:
Piano
Colin Hanton:
Drums

Session Recording:
Jul 12, 1958
Studio:
Phillips Sound Recording Service


4.

In Spite of All the Danger

Written by Paul McCartney, George Harrison

2:45 • OuttakeA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Guitar
John Lennon:
Guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Guitar
Percy F Phillips:
Engineer
John 'Duff' Lowe:
Piano
Colin Hanton:
Drums

Session Recording:
Jul 12, 1958
Studio:
Phillips Sound Recording Service


5.

"Sometimes I'd Borrow... Those Still Exist"

0:18 • Interview • Paul McCartney speaking to Mark Lewishon, 3 November 1994, London.


6.

Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Written by Ray Charles

1:13 • OuttakeB1

Paul McCartney:
Guitar, Vocals
John Lennon:
Guitar
George Harrison:
Guitar
Stuart Sutcliffe:
Bass

Session Recording:
Circa July 1960
Studio:
20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool (Paul's House)


7.

You'll Be Mine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:39 • DemoA1

Paul McCartney:
Guitar, Vocals
John Lennon:
Guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Guitar
Stuart Sutcliffe:
Bass

Session Recording:
Circa July 1960
Studio:
Paul McCartney's Childhood Home - 20 Forthlin


8.

Cayenne

Written by Paul McCartney

1:14 • OuttakeB

Paul McCartney:
Guitar
John Lennon:
Guitar
George Harrison:
Guitar
Stuart Sutcliffe:
Bass

Session Recording:
circa April 1960
Studio:
Paul's House Forthlin Road Liverpool


9.

"First of All... It Didn't Do a Thing Here"

0:07 • Interview • Paul McCartney speaking to Malcolm Threadgill during a hospital radio interview with the Beatles mainly conducted by Monty Lister. Recorded 27 October 1962 backstage at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Cheshire.


10.

My Bonnie

Written by Traditional

2:42 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
Pete Best:
Drums
Bert Kaempfert:
Producer
Karl Hinze:
Engineer
Tony Sheridan:
Lead guitar, Vocals

Session Recording:
Jun 22, 1961
Studio:
Friedrich-Ebert-Halle


11.

Ain't She Sweet

Written by Milton Ager, Jack Yellen

2:13 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Bass
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
Pete Best:
Drums
Bert Kaempfert:
Producer
Karl Hinze:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 24, 1961
Studio:
Studio Rahlstedt, Wandsbek, Hamburg


12.

Cry for a Shadow

Written by John Lennon, George Harrison

2:22 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Bass
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
Pete Best:
Drums
Bert Kaempfert:
Producer
Karl Hinze:
Engineer

Session Recording:
June 22nd-23rd 1961
Studio:
Friedrich-Ebert-Halle


13.

"Brian Was a Beautiful Guy... He Presented Us Well"

0:10 • Interview


14.

"I Secured Them... A Beatle Drink Even Then"

0:19 • Interview


15.

Searchin'

Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

3:00 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
Pete Best:
Drums
Mike Smith:
Producer

Session Recording:
Jan 01, 1962
Studio:
Decca Studios


16.

Three Cool Cats

Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

2:25 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar, Vocals
Pete Best:
Drums
Mike Smith:
Producer

Session Recording:
Jan 01, 1962
Studio:
Decca Studios


17.

The Sheik of Araby

Written by Ted Snyder, Harry B. Smith, Francis Wheeler

1:43 • OuttakeA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar, Vocals
Pete Best:
Drums
Mike Smith:
Producer

Session Recording:
Jan 01, 1962
Studio:
Decca Studios


18.

Like Dreamers Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:36 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
Pete Best:
Drums
Mike Smith:
Producer

Session Recording:
Jan 01, 1962
Studio:
Decca Studios


19.

Hello Little Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:40 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Harmony vocals
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
Pete Best:
Drums
Mike Smith:
Producer

Session Recording:
Jan 01, 1962
Studio:
Decca Studios


20.

"Well, The Recording Test... By My Artists"

0:32 • Interview


21.

Besame Mucho

Written by Consuelo Velázquez

2:37 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
Pete Best:
Drums
Ron Richards:
Producer

Session Recording:
Jun 06, 1962
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


22.

Love Me Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:32 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
George Harrison:
Acoustic rhythm guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
Pete Best:
Drums
Ron Richards:
Producer

Session Recording:
Jun 06, 1962
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


23.

How Do You Do It?

Written by Mitch Murray

1:57 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 04, 1962
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


24.

Please Please Me

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:59 • Outtake • Andy White or Ringo Starr drumming ?

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Harmonica, Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
Andy White:
Drums

Session Recording:
Sep 11, 1962
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


25.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:23 • Outtake

Session Recording:
Mar 05, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


26.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:56 • Outtake

Session Recording:
Mar 05, 1963
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


27.

Lend Me Your Comb

Written by Kay Twomey, Fred Wise, Ben Weisman

1:50 • Outtake

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Jul 16, 1963

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
Terry Henebery:
Producer


29.

We Were Performers... In Britain (interview)

0:12 • Interview



31.

From Me to You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:06 • Outtake

Concert From "Pop '63" in Stockholm, Sweden on Oct 24, 1963

Klas Burling:
Producer
Hans Westman:
Engineer


33.


34.

Roll Over Beethoven

Written by Chuck Berry

2:22 • Outtake

Concert From "Pop '63" in Stockholm, Sweden on Oct 24, 1963

Klas Burling:
Producer
Hans Westman:
Engineer

Disc 2







6.

Boys, What Was I Thinking...

2:06 • Outtake

Concert From "The Morecambe And Wise Show" in Borehamwood, United Kingdom on Apr 18, 1964



8.

Can't Buy Me Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:10 • Outtake • Take 2

Session Recording:
Jan 29, 1964
Studio:
EMI Pathé Marconi Studios, Boulogne-sur-Seine, France



10.

You Can't Do That

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:42 • Outtake • Take 6

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


11.

And I Love Her

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:52 • Outtake • Take 2

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


12.

A Hard Day's Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:44 • Outtake • Take 1

Session Recording:
Apr 16, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


13.

I Wanna Be Your Man

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:48 • OuttakeL2

Session Recording:
Apr 19, 1964
Studio:
IBC Studios, London, UK


14.

Long Tall Sally

Written by Richard Penniman, Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell

1:45 • Outtake

Session Recording:
Apr 19, 1964
Studio:
IBC Studios, London, UK


15.

Boys

Written by Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell

1:50 • Outtake

Session Recording:
Apr 19, 1964
Studio:
IBC Studios, London, UK


16.

Shout

Written by O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley

1:31 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Vocals
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar, Vocals
Terry Johnson:
Engineer
Jack Good:
Producer

17.

I'll Be Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:13 • Outtake • Take 2

Session Recording:
Jun 01, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


18.

I'll Be Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:58 • Outtake • Take 3

Session Recording:
Jun 01, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


19.

You Know What To Do

Written by George Harrison

1:59 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Bass
John Lennon:
Tambourine
George Harrison:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 03, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


20.

No Reply

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:46 • Demo

Session Recording:
Jun 03, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


21.

Mr Moonlight

Written by Roy Lee Johnson

2:48 • Outtake • Take 4

Session Recording:
Aug 14, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


22.

Leave My Kitten Alone

Written by Little Willie John, James McDougal, Titus Turner

2:57 • Outtake

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Piano
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon:
Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Aug 14, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


23.

No Reply

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:29 • Outtake • Take 2

Session Recording:
Sep 30, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


24.

Eight Days A Week

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:25 • Outtake • Take 1, 2 and 4

Session Recording:
Oct 06, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


25.

Eight Days A Week

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:48 • Outtake • Take 5

Session Recording:
Oct 06, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


26.

Medley


1.

Kansas City

Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

2:44 • Outtake • Take 2

Session Recording:
Oct 18, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey

Written by Richard Penniman

0:00 • Outtake • Take 2

Session Recording:
Oct 18, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

Anthology 1 features rarities, outtakes and live performances from the period 1958–1964, including their days as “The Quarrymen”, through the Decca audition to sessions for the album Beatles for Sale. It is of historical interest for the only official release of performances with Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best during the time they were in the band. Sutcliffe, the band’s original bass player during 1960 and sporadically during their second Hamburg season, is featured on the disc one tracks “Hallelujah, I Love Her So“, “You’ll Be Mine” and “Cayenne“. Best, who was the band’s drummer from just prior to their first departure for Hamburg in August 1960 until 15 August 1962, is featured on disc one tracks 10–12, 15–19 and 21–22.

Disc one tracks 10–12 were recorded at a session in Hamburg where The Beatles served as the back-up band to the English rock and roll musician Tony Sheridan. Some songs from this session were released on the 1962 LP My Bonnie, credited to Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers. The song “My Bonnie” would be their introductory single in England, featuring Sheridan on lead vocal and guitar. Disc one tracks 21–22 are the only surviving recordings of The Beatles’ first EMI session. Track 22 is the original recording of “Love Me Do“, which, after Ringo Starr replaced Best, would be re-recorded by the group four months later for their first single. Disc one track 23 features EMI session drummer Andy White in place of Starr.
Disc two contains performances from comedy duo Morecambe and Wise’s popular television programme, Two of a Kind, as well as the opening song from their famed performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which introduced the band to most of the US in 1964.

The flashpoint for the album came with the song “Free as a Bird” – the three remaining Beatles Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr re-working a John Lennon demo recording given to McCartney by Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono Lennon. Produced by Harrison’s Traveling Wilburys band-mate Jeff Lynne, the three added additional music and lyrics, instrumentation and backing vocals, with McCartney and Harrison both taking a turn at a lead vocal.

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