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Posted June 17, 2011
A True Beatles' time capsule!
Hear where The Beatles actually began in this first of 3 double ANTHOLOGY cd's. I Warn you, be prepared for a few less than hi-fi quality recordings. But the historical value makes up for the quality. Hear the actual Quarrymen covering Buddy Holly! This was the first time John, Paul and George made a record together, albeit a one off release. After they became The Beatles, John, Paul & George had Pete Best on drums, and he can be heard on The Beatles' audition tapes for Decca Records, as well as on two songs recorded at EMI Studios. After that their producer wanted them to find a better drummer...and suddenly Ringo appears in The Beatles' story. Among the many highlights of Anthology 1 are early takes of "One After 909", live recordings from Sweden in 1963, including "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Money","All My Loving" from the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964,a sloppy but fun outtake of "A Hard Day's Night", and a leftover song from the "Beatles For Sale" sessions, "Leave My Kitten Alone". This high speed rocker resembles "Slow Down" ("Past Masters"), and many are curious as to why it was left unreleased. For me, the real fun begins with "Anthology 2", but if you're a serious Beatles fan, you have to get "Anthology 1".Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Want Beatles outtakes and demos from the very beginning to 1964? Here 'tis
If just for "Leave My Kitten Alone" should Beatles fan buy Anthology 1! How it came to pass during the 'Beatles for Sale' sessions to leave this superb track out in favor of "Mr Moonlight" will forever remain a mystery to me. Of course, there's lots more besides ... great 'in the works' versions of "Eight Days of Week", "And I Love Her", "Can't Buy Me Love" and "One After 909", lots of spirited live performances (in particular "I Saw Her Standing There", one of the most rockin' songs ever). There is, as George Harrison puts in in the DVD of Anthology, 'the most ancient Beatles music' ("That'll Be the Day" and "In Spite of All the Danger", nice insights into their very beginnings). And of course, "Free as a Bird", which along with "Real Love" gives us some indication as to what Beatles of the 1990's might've been like (I think Jeff Lynne & PGR did a fantastic job with the Lennon tapes they were given).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 12, 2009
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