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The Beatles Anthology 2

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Compact Disc One

1. REAL LOVE

A second new recording featuring John, Paul, George & Ringo

2. YES IT IS

An early take of the Beatles' fine three-part harmony number.

3. I'M DOWN

A great "plastic soul" first take of the Help! B-side belter.

4. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY

Fun in the studio and a fab outtake of a song for Help!

5. IF YOU'VE GOT TROUBLE

One of just a handful of never-released Beatles titles, written by John and Paul and sung by Ringo.

6. THAT MEANS A LOT

Written and sung by Paul but never released by the Beatles, only by PJ Proby.

7. YESTERDAY

The unreleased first take - the only original outtake of the modern day classic.

8. IT'S ONLY LOVE

A fine alternate version of the Help! album track.

9. I FEEL FINE

The 1964 Christmas number one, as performed by the Beatles in Blackpool, live on ITV.

10. TICKET TO RIDE

The 1965 Easter number one, also performed by the Beatles live on TV in Blackpool.

11. YESTERDAY

The very first live Performance of Yesterday, live in Blackpool, August 1965.

12. HELP!

The title of the Beatles' second film, latest single and new album when performed live in Blackpool.

13. EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY

A rare recording from the Beatles record-splintering concert at New York's Shea Stadium, not included in the TV special that followed.

14. NORWEGIAN WOOD (THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN)

The first take, and a very fine alternate arrangement of one of John's best-loved songs.

15. I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU

A polished outtake from the album Rubber Soul.

16. 12-BAR ORIGINAL

Another of the few completely unreleased Beatles titles. This one's a bluesy instrumental from the Rubber Soul sessions.

17. TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

In less than four years from Love Me Do, the Beatles turned pop music upside down, inside out, backwards and on its head. This outtake of the Revolver closer is truly revolutionary.

18. GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE

A very different arrangement of a classic McCartney song.

19. AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING

John and Paul collapse into laughter while recording a vocal overdub for the Revolver outtakes.

20. TAXMAN

There's no room for Messrs. Wilson or Heath in this alternative master of George's Revolver track.

21. ELEANOR RIGBY (STRINGS ONLY)

Just the strings, man. A new way to appreciate this great McCartney song.

22. I'M ONLY SLEEPING (REHEARSAL)

A short but unusual instrumental rehearsal of another track from Revolver.

23. I'M ONLY SLEEPING (TAKE 1)

The full all-acoustic Take One that followed the rehearsal.

24. ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

Recorded live in Tokyo, the Beatles in 1966 singing 1957 Chuck Berry.

25. SHE'S A WOMAN

Another live recording from Tokyo. Sixty days after this performance the Beatles abandoned concerts forever.

Compact Disc Two

1. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (DEMO SEQUENCE)

A unique opportunity to hear John Lennon, home alone, taping and shaping a sequence of demos of his newest song.

2. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (TAKE 1)

Substantially different from the finished model, this is a stunning first studio recording of a masterpiece.

3. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER (TAKE 7 AND EDIT PIECE)

The first minute of the eventual master came from this performance, but the rest was never issued. Grafted on to the end is a fascinating heavy-drum recording by Ringo.

4. PENNY LANE

This new mix has many differences from the master, especially in the middle and at the "suitable" ending.

5. A DAY IN THE LIFE

The classic closer to Sgt. Pepper, presented in a manner never before heard, with John's "sugar plum fairy" count-in, a haunting musical performance, an unused vocal from Paul and a chatty ending.

6. GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING

With a full, clean start and finish, here's an opportunity to hear the Sgt. Pepper track in an earlier incarnation.

7. ONLY A NORTHERN SONG

Recorded Pepper time though issued on the Yellow Submarine soundtrack, this alternative version of George's northern song sports different lyrics and instrumentation from the original master.

8. BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE! (TAKES 1 AND 2)

Two short breakdowns, with some fascinating dialogue in between.

9. BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE! (TAKE 7)

An early generation of the Pepper master with a different John Lennon lead vocal.

10. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS

Lucy's basic track, with a different lead vocal from John Lennon.

11. WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU (INSTRUMENTAL)

Just the Indian musical instruments and the string overdub: a new way to appreciate George's contribution to Sgt. Pepper.

12. SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (REPRISE)

Getting very near the end of the Pepper sessions, the Beatles recorded this dynamic outtake of the reprised title track on their way to cutting the master.

13. YOU KNOW MY NAME (LOOK UP THE NUMBER)

The hilarious You Know My Name was issued in mono as the B-side of the Beatles' 1970 single Let It Be. Here it's in first-time stereo with never-before-heard sections restored.

14. I AM THE WALRUS

Without the frills, this is the stripped-down Beatles performance that formed the bedrock of an all-time great.

15. THE FOOL ON THE HILL (DEMO)

Stunning in its simplicity, this is Paul, alone at the Abbey Road piano, recording a demo of his latest song composition.

16. YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW

A very different recording of Paul's song for Magical Mystery Tour, with snare drum and harmonium to the fore.

17. THE FOOL ON THE HILL (TAKE 4)

Somewhere between the demo and the final master, this is a substantially different outtake of The Fool on the Hill.

18. HELLO GOODBYE

An interesting alternative master of the Beatles' 1967 Christmas number one.

19. LADY MADONNA

A unique remix of the various takes that formed the Beatles' spring number one.

20. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

Not only a superb outtake of one of John's best-loved songs, but the first, "pure" release of Across the Universe as the Beatles themselves recorded it, without effects or strings.




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