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Compact Disc One
1. FREE AS A BIRD
A new recording featuring John, Paul, George, and Ringo.
2. WE WERE FOUR GUYS...
John Lennon spoken-word comment.
3. THAT'LL BE THE DAY
Previously unreleased rare Quarry Men recording of the Buddy Holly song made in 1958.
4. IN SPITE OF ALL THE DANGER
Previously unreleased rare Quarry Men recording of a Paul McCartney/George Harrison composition from 1958.
5. SOMETIMES I'D BORROW...
Paul McCartney talking about recording at home in 1960.
6. HALLELUJAH, I LOVE HER SO
Previously unreleased home recording from 1960 of the Eddie Cochran version of the song.
7. YOU'LL BE MINE
Previously unreleased home recording from 1960 of a Paul and John song.
Previously unreleased home recording of an instrumental written by Paul.
9. FIRST OF ALL...
Paul talking about recording in Hamburg.
10. MY BONNIE
Recorded in Hamburg in 1961 with Tony Sheridan.
11. AIN'T SHE SWEET
Again recorded in Hamburg in 1961. Features vocals by John Lennon.
12. CRY FOR A SHADOW
This Harrison - Lennon instrumental was also recorded in Hamburg in 1961.
13. BRIAN WAS A BEAUTIFUL GUY
John talking about Brian Epstein.
14. I SECURED THEM...
Brian Epstein recalling the Decca audition, reading from his book A Cellarful Of Noise.
The first of five tracks taken from their failed Decca audition on 1st January, 1962. All previously unreleased. This was originally recorded by The Coasters.
16. THREE COOL CATS
George Harrison handles the lead vocal on this Leiber - Stoller track, again originally recorded by The Coasters.
17. THE SHEIK OF ARABY
Another George Harrison vocal with Paul and John ad-libbing.
18. LIKE DREAMERS DO
Later a hit for The Applejacks, this is the original Beatles version of this Lennon - McCartney song.
19. HELLO LITTLE GIRL
Another early Lennon - McCartney composition rounds-off the five Decca tracks. This track was later a hit for The Fourmost.
20. WELL, THE RECORDING TEST...
A further extract from Brian Epstein's book, A Cellarful Of Noise.
21. BESAME MUCHO
This and the following track were recorded during The Beatles' first visit to Abbey Road in June 1962. Neither has been previously released.
22. LOVE ME DO
Like Besame Mucho, this track features John, Paul, and George with Pete Best on drums. This is the first EMI version, never released, of The Beatles' first single.
23. HOW DO YOU DO IT
Recorded on 4th September 1962, this track has remained unreleased until now. The song was later recorded by Gerry and the Pacemakers and became their first No. 1.
24. PLEASE PLEASE ME
An earlier version of the group's second single. This recording dates from 11th September, 1962. Previously unreleased.
25. ONE AFTER 909 (SEQUENCE)
Recorded during the From Me To You sessions on 5 March 1963, this section features segments of three incomplete takes.
26. ONE AFTER 909 (COMPLETE)
This is a complete 1963 version of the song that The Beatles would re-record six years later for Let It Be.
27. LEND ME YOUR COMB
A BBC recording of a song originally recorded by Carl Perkins.
28. I'LL GET YOU
A live recording from The Beatles' first appearance on the TV show Sunday Night At The London Palladium.
29. WE WERE PERFORMERS...
John recalls early live performances.
30. I SAW HER STANDING THERE
This and the following four tracks were recorded live for Swedish radio in October 1963. This track was the opening song on their first album.
31. FROM ME TO YOU
Paul introduces a performance of their third single.
32. MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT)
This and the following two tracks were taken from the then forthcoming LP With The Beatles.
33. YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME
John introduces this number by The Miracles.
34. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
George takes vocals for the last track from this radio session. The song is a Chuck Berry classic.
Compact Disc Two
1. SHE LOVES YOU
An excellent live performance taken from the 1963 Royal Command Performance, previously unreleased.
2. TILL THERE WAS YOU
Introduced by Paul, this also is from the 1963 Royal show.
3. TWIST AND SHOUT
Finally it was up to John to introduce their closing number. "And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry".
4. THIS BOY
First of two songs from The Morecambe And Wise Show, recorded in December 1963, Recorded live and previously unreleased.
5. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
Having performed the B-side of their current single they then also performed the A-side.
6. ''BOYS, WHAT I WAS THINKING...''
Ernie Wise then introduced The Beatles to Eric Morecambe and there followed some good-humored banter between Eric and the boys.
7. MOONLIGHT BAY
"Television history" is how Ernie introduces it -- Morecambe And Wise and The Beatles together.
8. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE
This is take 2 which was recorded in Paris in January 1964. It features a different lead vocal, guitar solo and backing vocals to the finally released version.
9. ALL MY LOVING
The first song performed by The Beatles during their legendary first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in the USA.
10. YOU CAN'T DO THAT
An earlier take of a song that became the B-side to Can't Buy Me Love and appeared on the A Hard Days Night album.
11. AND I LOVE HER
This is the second take of the song that later became a gentle ballad. This features a heavier sound including drums and picked electric guitar.
12. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
This is take 1 from the sessions that produced the master and is notably different to the finally released version.
13. I WANNA BE YOUR MAN
This and the next three tracks are taken from studio recordings that were prepared for the 1964 television special "Around The Beatles." All have been lifted from the studio master and are presented here in stereo. Ringo handles vocals of this track, ably assisted by an enthusiastic Paul.
14. LONG TALL SALLY
A blistering vocal performance from Paul of the Little Richard classic.
Although recorded for the show, this track was never broadcast. Ringo performs his solo spot from the group's debut album.
A very rare performance of The Isley Brothers' original R&B hit.
17. I'LL BE BACK (TAKE 2)
An early version of the song From A Hard Day's Night album, but sung in a different tempo.
18. I'LL BE BACK (TAKE 3)
Only the next take but now sounding very different.
19. YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO
The first-ever release of George Harrison's second-ever song, from June 1964. The tape was lost and rediscovered only recently.
20. NO REPLY (DEMO)
Recorded the same day as You Know What To Do as a demo.
21. MR. MOONLIGHT
Similar to the version on Beatles For Sale but an earlier take with a guitar solo instead of the familiar organ.
22. LEAVE MY KITTEN ALONE
Never before released in any form by The Beatles, this is a great group performance of an R&B classic originally recorded by Little Willie John. John Lennon on vocals.
23. NO REPLY
Take 2 of the remake of the song from September 1964. Not yet finished but nearly.
24. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK (SEQUENCE)
Some false starts and experimentation for the Beatles For Sale track and U.S. single.
25. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK (COMPLETE)
A complete version which starts and ends very differently to the commercially released version.
26. KANSAS CITY/HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY!
This is take two of the track that also appears on Beatles For Sale.