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Anthology 1

The Beatles Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (21 Nov 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Apple/EMI
  • ASIN: B000002TYX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,769 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Free As A Bird
2. We Were Fours Guys...That's All
3. That'll Be The Day
4. In Spite Of All The Danger
5. Sometimes I'd Borrow...Those Still Exist
6. Hallelujah I Love Her So
7. You'll Be Mine
8. Cayenne
9. First Of All...It Didn't Do A Thing Here
10. My Bonnie
See all 34 tracks on this disc
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 Was I Thinking...
7. Moonlight Bay
8. Can't Buy Me Love
9. All My Loving
10. You Can't Do That
See all 26 tracks on this disc

Product Description

THE BEATLES Anthology 1 (1995 UK 60-track 2CD comprising of alternate versions demos BBC recordings picture sleeve complete with 46-page booklet in fat jewel case CDPCSP727)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Free As A Bird...... 17 Nov 1999
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Format:Audio CD
I like this version of "Free as a Bird". I also like this version of "One After 909" and "Leave my Kitten Alone". I wish it had included outtakes of "Don't Bother Me" (since that was, after all, George's 1st composition) and "She's a Woman". Also funny are the Morecambre & Wise routines and the classic line "Will the people in the cheaper rows clap their hands and the rest of you rattle your jewelery?" "8 Days a Week" features some nice hamornising from John and Paul. The alternative version of "Love Me Do" is evidence enough that Ringo was a better drummer than Pete Best! Also, if you can find it, get the CD single "Free as a Bird", which features 3 tracks not here including the 1967 "Christmas Time Is Here Again".
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars History in the Making 20 Jun 2003
Format:Audio CD
This first Anthology CD has lots of treasures, including the earliest recordings The Beatles made.
The spoken word segments are interesting, I think. It is helpful that they have been assigned a track each, so that you don't have to listen to them every time you play the CD.
A lot of the material was previously released on expensive bootleg recordings. These LPs, tapes and CDs were often marketed at about twice the price of commercial recodings, and were often only 15 minutes long.
The sound quality of the Anthology is vastly superior and much much cheaper than those now superseded pirate recordings. Even if the Anthology series had not been produced, it would still be hard to sell those bootlegs in our peer-to-peer on-line environment.
Some of my favourite tracks:
Free As A Bird It is great to hear The Beatles together, even if one member was not able to appear personally. Real Love is a better song, but FAAB was a great introduction to the Anthology set, I think.
Three Cool Cats and The Sheik of Araby are great fun. I love the "not 'arf!" in Sheik.
How Do You Do It It is interesting to hear how The Beatles, however reluctantly, performed this song, later recorded by Gerry and The Pacemakers.P>One After 909 The alternative versions made available in this set are interesting and this one is a real gem.
Leave My Kitten Alone is one of the best songs recorded, but not released by The Beatles.
I'll Be Back is one several songs on the Anthology series which let us listen to The Beatles creating their masterpieces. It is great to hear this version with a different metre and feel, and The Beatles evaluation of their experiments.
Not the best of the 3 sets, but well worth owning and listening to every once in a while.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating historical document 14 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
These 57 tracks are largely works in progress from their very earliest recording days - although their first "new" single "Free As A Bird" is also here. Included are their cover versions from Hamburg, their first self-written efforts, the early Decca audition tapes before they were signed, snippits of interviews, performances on TV and at live concerts. Many of the early stuff is very badly recorded. Overall the first Anthology shows that the band are not yet masters of their art although it is still a must buy for the avid fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An important historical document 30 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
I do not understand how a Beatles fan could NOT give this five stars. It gives us insight into the early days, John's love of Eric Morecambe and goon-style jokes, the close harmonies without any musical air-brushing, the quips and the boys before they became famous (the first disc at least).

I think volume 2 - also reviewed - is better than this, but this is still a five star job and I recommend buying all three volumes of anthology and keeping them on the 6 disc CD changer in your car.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Before They Were Fab (1958-64) 23 July 2013
Format:Audio CD
I admit that I'm neither a Beatles completist nor expert - but I do have a natural interest in any sort of archive release by many a rock band and very recently I decided to finally complete my collection of "The Beatles Anthology" releases by buying a copy of this double CD - the earliest volume of the trilogy and the one that covers, for me at least, their least important era.

Most of the content of Anthology 1 is aimed at die-hard collectors - those who will have much of this material (and more) on bootlegs - but I guess the world that waited 25 years for any new Beatle product could be forgiven for rushing out and buying these archive releases, eager to know what the fuss may be about. It goes without saying that anything associated with The Beatles and Apple requires a long and winding road to be travelled down before gaining an official release and at least it's fair to report that the compilers haven't left many stones unturned in their pursuit of an evenly balanced and interesting collection.

There's no denying the historical significance of much of this material - after all this is The Beatles - and everything they did, if not truly sensational, eventually draws the listener in, like some doomed sailor pursuing a siren perched on some carefully hidden rocks.

Aside from `Free As A Bird' (a 1977 John Lennon demo that the surviving Beatles worked on to produce their first new song since 1969) that was issued as a single and launched the Anthology Project back in 1995 (a 6 part TV series, 10 DVD box set and 3 double CDs), Anthology 1 comprises a cluster of mostly unreleased material recorded between the summer of 1958 (as The Quarry Men) and October 1964 (the end of the year that "Beatlemania" took over the USA.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
nostalgia
Published 10 days ago by Solo 1
4.0 out of 5 stars It's good, but not dynamic
This CD is for listening too whilst driving. Not for serious listening at night. And you have to be a total Beatles fan to appreciate it. It's good, but not dynamic.
Published 22 days ago by susie Netscher
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent
Published 23 days ago by bikerskawasaki500
3.0 out of 5 stars HISTORICAL NECESSITY
This charts the (very) early days of the Fab 4 and as such as an aural document of their roots. It's interesting to note that in their later (solo) years all four of the Beatles... Read more
Published 3 months ago by chris alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars Anthology on Vinyl, what a treat!
I originally bought the anthology series (like most people in the 1990s) on CD, and they were good; but nothing compared to these beatifully executed vinyl versions. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Paul Galbally
4.0 out of 5 stars scouse honour
The really seismic stuff was still to happen, of course - that's why I haven't bought this till now, when second hand copies have become very reasonable. Read more
Published 8 months ago by gille liath
5.0 out of 5 stars Anthology 1
Extremely quick delivery which was well packaged. Item as described. Item well priced and really good value. I recommend seller.
Published 10 months ago by Robert Coley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Arrived on time well packed with booklet etc. what more to say it's the Beatles after all. Nothing more to be said except what a stupid idea making us cover so many words.
Published 11 months ago by gagetman
5.0 out of 5 stars If Only
As a generation (and then some) person from the Beatles era, sooo would have loved to have been around when the Fab Four were. Next best thing ?. Read more
Published 12 months ago by CEJs
5.0 out of 5 stars i loved it
I brought theses cds for my husband because he did not have it on cd because I all ways buy him there cds when they come out .
Published 13 months ago by paula beckett
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