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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting demos, rehearsals, alternative versions
There are some treasures on this set:
The demo recordings at George Harrison's Esher home included on this set show The Beatles' genius at being able to develop an idea and turn it into a song. It is also a great experience to be able to listen in on the rehearsal for John's simple song Goodnight.
The widely-distributed bootleg of George singing While My Guitar...
Published on 20 Jun. 2003 by Gontroppo

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3.0 out of 5 stars Musical archaelogy vol. 3
If you're looking for a quick way to get an overview of the work of The Beatles, the anthologies are not the ideal starting point. They are certainly of historical interest, but only really work as companion pieces to the studio albums. And with very few exceptions the best versions made it onto those studio albums, not onto the cutting room floor.

With that...
Published on 25 May 2013 by Torben Madsen


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3.0 out of 5 stars Musical archaelogy vol. 3, 25 May 2013
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Torben Madsen (Copenhagen, Denmark) - See all my reviews
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If you're looking for a quick way to get an overview of the work of The Beatles, the anthologies are not the ideal starting point. They are certainly of historical interest, but only really work as companion pieces to the studio albums. And with very few exceptions the best versions made it onto those studio albums, not onto the cutting room floor.

With that out of the way, let's have a look at volume 3, which contains outtakes from the time of 'The Beatles', 'Let It Be' and 'Abbey Road'. It's a bit of hit and miss, really and these outtakes do very little to enhance or detract from my perception of The Beatles' last three albums.

What is interesting though is the inclusion of versions of 'Junk' and 'Teddy Boy' which would later surface on McCartney's solo albums as well as Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' which of course would end up the title track for his solo album. (Why this was never a Beatles song continues to baffle me).

Elsewhere the anthology is marked by the same things that marked 'The Beatles' and 'Let It Be' for me: the material on the whole is not quite up there with what came before and after ('Abbey Road').

A fascinating listen, but relatively little is lost by sticking to the studio albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 8 Nov. 2013
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Brilliant item, perfect quality and great communication from seller I will recommend to everyone.
My husband has had loads of listening pleasure and couldn't be happier.
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4.0 out of 5 stars anthology 3, 14 Dec. 2013
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The Beatles 'unplugged' a lot of easy listening, thoroughly enjoyed it all.
Slightly different slant on familiar golden oldies. Good value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless, 14 Sept. 2013
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good quality sound from one of the best groups ever. Love the different build up of songs that make this a timeless piece of music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anthology 3, 27 Sept. 2013
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Extremely quick delivery which was well packaged. Item as described. Item well priced and really good value. I recommend seller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars UK vinyl, 6 Aug. 2013
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This is an excellent product, for the Beatles Anthology UK vinyl is the way to go, unfortunately the US vinyl sucks of the same.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A mish-mash - but an enjoyable one, 8 Aug. 2011
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As with all of the Anthology series, there is value and enjoyment in hearing early takes of Beatles classics. There is interest in hearing the boys talking during the recordings. It's fly on the wall stuff.
But I do find the album difficult to listen to as a whole (perhaps you aren't supposed to). It rarely flows.
I rate Anthology 3 as a historical item, an insight into the creative process - the music itself is very patchy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Feb. 2015
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best beatles dvd I have ever had
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5.0 out of 5 stars i love it., 2 Nov. 2014
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long live the BEATLES,i love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From A Beginning to The End, 16 July 2000
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Christopher Morris "twister84" (North East England) - See all my reviews
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Usually in a trilogy of compilations the third album is devoid of the quality in the first two. This would especially be expected when all the albums were double CDs. But then this is The Beatles. And anyone who thinks The Beatles couldn't cram six CDs full of quality, and still leave you wanting more, needs their heads examined. So buy all three today. You won't regret it. Unless it turns out that you needed that money for a life saving opeation. Nah, you still wouldn't regret it. You'd just lie on your death bed listening to Octopus's Garden, having a ball.
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