Anthology 1 (2016 remaster)

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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 versionA2016

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

Recording :
Circa 1977
Studio :
New York

Session Recording:
February / March 1994
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

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

0:13 • Interview2016 • 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 • Studio versionA2016

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 • Studio versionA2016

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Guitar
John Lennon :
Guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Guitar
Percy F Phillips :
Recording 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 • Interview2016 • Paul McCartney speaking to Mark Lewishon, 3 November 1994, London.


6.

Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Written by Ray Charles

1:13 • DemoB1.2016

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 • DemoA1.2016

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 • DemoB2016

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 • Interview2016 • 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 • Studio versionA5.2016

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 :
Recording 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 • OuttakeA2016

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

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


12.

Cry for a Shadow

Written by John Lennon, George Harrison

2:22 • OuttakeA2016

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

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


13.

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

0:10 • Interview2016 • John Lennon speaking to David Wigg of the [London] Daily Express and BBC Radio 1 programme Scene And Heard (broadcast November 1971). Interview recorded October 1971 in New York City.


14.

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

0:19 • Interview2016 • Brian Epstein reading an extract from his autobiography A Cellarful Of Noise. He intended to record enough material for an album but the sessions were not completed and the tapes have remained unheard until now.


15.

Searchin'

Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

3:00 • Studio rehearsalA2016

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 • Studio rehearsalA2016

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 • Studio rehearsalA2016

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 • Studio rehearsalB2016

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 • Studio rehearsalB2016

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 • Interview2016


21.

Besame Mucho

Written by Consuelo Velázquez

2:37 • Studio rehearsalA2016

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording 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 • Studio rehearsalC2016

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
George Harrison :
Acoustic rhythm guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording 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 • OuttakeA2016

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

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


24.

Please Please Me

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:59 • OuttakeC2016 • Earliest available take.

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 :
Recording 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 • OuttakeB2016 • Sequence, takes 3, 4 and the beginning of take 5

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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


26.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:56 • OuttakeC2016 • Complete, takes 4 and 5

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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 • Radio showL1.2016

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

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



29.

We Were Performers... In Britain (interview)

0:12 • Interview2016


30.

I Saw Her Standing There

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:49 • LiveL3.2016

Klas Burling :
Producer
Hans Westman :
Recording engineer

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


31.

From Me to You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:06 • LiveL1.2016

Klas Burling :
Producer
Hans Westman :
Recording engineer

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


32.


33.

You Really Got a Hold on Me

Written by Smokey Robinson

2:58 • LiveL2.2016

Klas Burling :
Producer
Hans Westman :
Recording engineer

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


34.

Roll Over Beethoven

Written by Chuck Berry

2:22 • LiveL3.2016

Klas Burling :
Producer
Hans Westman :
Recording engineer

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

Disc 2







6.

Boys, What Was I Thinking...

2:06 • Outtake2016

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 • OuttakeC2016 • Takes 1 and 2. [...] the previously unreleased Paris recording of Can't Buy Me Love presented here, all vocals and instruments live, is Take 2 (with the main guitar solo "flown in" from Take 1). Paul's vocal style was more bluesy in these first two rough takes - though it should be recognised that he was not attempting a definitive vocal track - while John and George's backing vocal idea was later dispensed with too.

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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 • OuttakeD2016 • Take 6. The recording featured the combined sound of John Lennon's lead and George Harrison's 12-string guitars - George acquired the instrument in America, and its sound was prevalent throughout there sessions. The master version was Take 9 but the one presented here is Take 6: an attempt at perfecting the basic track while John delivered a guide vocal. It was usual for the Beatles to record with a live (if only guide) vocal until around the time of Revolver in 1966.

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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


11.

And I Love Her

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:52 • OuttakeE2016 • Take 2. And I Love Her is admired and enjoyed as one of Paul McCartney's earliest and warmest ballads, the master recording being the second take of a second remake, from 27 February 1964. Two days earlier, when the Beatles first taped the song, the approach was different. Presented here is the unreleased Take 2 - the first complete run-through - which is not so gentle, featuring the full-group sound of guitars, drums and, unusually, a picked electric guitar.

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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


12.

A Hard Day's Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:44 • OuttakeE2016 • Take 1. [...] Presented here, however, is the previously unreleased first recorded run-though, Take 1, with numerous vocal and instrumental variations from the master. The crashing guitar chord that distinguished that master version is already in place, but the bridge, later plugged by a piano played by George Martin, was filled here by a guitar solo. The Beatles recognised that Take 1 was never going to be the best take, hence the laughter as the recording began to dissolve, but it captures the essence of the productive yet fun sessions that were typical of this period.

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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


13.

I Wanna Be Your Man

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:48 • OuttakeL2.2016

Terry Johnson :
Recording engineer
Jack Good :
Producer

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


14.

Long Tall Sally

Written by Richard Penniman / Little Richard, Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell

1:45 • OuttakeL4.2016

Terry Johnson :
Recording engineer
Jack Good :
Producer

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


15.

Boys

Written by Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell

1:50 • OuttakeL2.2016

Terry Johnson :
Recording engineer
Jack Good :
Producer

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


16.

Shout

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

1:31 • LiveL1.2016

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

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


17.

I'll Be Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:13 • OuttakeD2016 • Take 2. I'll Be Back was recorded from start to finish in a single session. Take 16 was released but the unissued takes Two and Three are presented here. The former illuminates how John conceived his song as a waltz (the Beatles' fondness for waltz arrangement dated back to Cavern Club performances of James Ray's If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody). Take 2 broke down, however, because, to use John's own words, it was "too hard to sing", and it is segued here into Take 3 [...]

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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


18.

I'll Be Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:58 • OuttakeE2016 • Take 3. [...] Take 3 in which the arrangement has been altered from 3/4 to the 4/4 tempo approaching the master version - proof of the speed with which the Beatles could switch their ideas.

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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


19.

You Know What To Do

Written by George Harrison

1:59 • DemoA2016

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

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


20.

No Reply

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:46 • DemoC2016 • [...] this 3 June demo recording of the song certainly has not been heard before. It was announced at the time that John was giving No Reply to Tommy Quickly, another of Brian Epstein's artists, and - as John sings it in a staccato, jaunty style more typical of Quickly's than his own - it's feasible that this demo was recorded with that donation in mind. (All the same, if he recorded it all, quickly never issued his version.) Intriguingly, a drummer is evident, even though no recognised player - neither Ringo nor Jimmy Nicol - was present.

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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


21.

Mr Moonlight

Written by Roy Lee Johnson

2:48 • OuttakeC2016 • Takes 1 and 4. The version on Beatles For Sale was a remake, taped at EMI on 18 October, but four unreleased takes were recorded on 14 August, and a combination of One and Four is presented here. The first broke down after John's laudable attempt at the shouted introduction. "Nearly!" commented Paul, a wry smile in his voice, as he encouraged his band mate to have another crack at it. Take 4, only the second complete run-through, lacked the organ track that distinguished the October remake, but George's guitar solo in the bridge proves that experimentation with new and different sounds was now a definite quest.

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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 • OuttakeA2016 • Take 5. It was at ten o'clock, when Abbey Road regulations stated that sessions were supposed to end, that the Beatles began Leave My Kitten Alone. This had been a 1959 R&B hit for Little Willie John, covered in 1960 by Johnny Preston, both versions entering the Billboard US Hot 100 in January 1961. The Beatles taped five takes of Leave My Kitten Alone before deciding that the last was the best and so adding overdubs ... but that's where they left it. The recording was never mixed down for release on Beatles For Sale and was destined to remain unissued for more than 30 years - until now.

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

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


23.

No Reply

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:29 • OuttakeD2016 • Take 2. Almost four months after the song had been recorded in demo form, the Beatles returned to No Reply and taped a definitive version, Take 8, for Beatles For Sale. Presented here, as balance engineer Norman Smith announced, is Take 2, unreleased, which underlines the more dramatic, bluesy style that John perhaps meant for his song. Laughter ensured that this particular take could not have been used, but it was clearly an important stepping-stone to the master version, John concluding "Well, we just found out what to do, anyway - it's good!"

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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


24.

Eight Days A Week

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:25 • OuttakeC2016 • Take 1, 2 and 4. Proven by the original session tape, the Beatles used Abbey Road as a creative workshop during the recording of Eight Days A Week. A sequence of unreleased, incomplete outtakes - takes 1, 2 and 4 - have been assembled for this compilation, illustrating the different approaches the Beatles considered for the song's intro.

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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


25.

Eight Days A Week

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:48 • OuttakeD2016 • Take 5, complete, features a vocal harmony ending, whereas the master version (Take 13) started and finished with guitar.

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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 • OuttakeD2016 • Take 2. Medley with "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey". With Paul singing lead vocal, the Beatles captured the song in two takes - the master, on Beatles For Sale, was Take 1; Take 2 is issued here for the first time.

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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


2.

Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey

Written by Richard Penniman / Little Richard

2:44 • OuttakeC2016 • Take 2. Medley with "Kansas City". With Paul singing lead vocal, the Beatles captured the song in two takes - the master, on Beatles For Sale, was Take 1; Take 2 is issued here for the first time.

George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

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

About

From Beatles Remastered ‘Anthology’ Albums Debut On All Streaming Services | Billboard, April 4, 2016:

We had to wait until last Christmas to hear the Beatles’ studio albums on streaming services. On Monday morning (Apr. 4) at 12:01 a.m., the Fab Four went all in, offering remastered version of their Anthology albums on all major services.

Anthology, Volumes 1-3, which were originally released in two-disc sets in 1995 and 1996, included rare and previously unreleased recordings, plus studio outtakes, alternate versions and singles “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love.” Upon their original release, the collections went multi-platinum in several countries and “Free as a Bird” (completed by George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr from 1977 demos recorded by John Lennon) was the Beatles’ 34th top 10 hit in the U.S.

All three volumes were remastered at Abbey Road Studios by the same group of engineers who worked on the band’s Grammy-winning 2009 studio album remasters. The tracks can be heard on major international services including Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Microsoft Groove, Prime Music, Rhapsody, Slacker Radio, Spotify and Tidal, as well as dozens of local streaming partners around the world.

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