Anthology 1 (Beatles)

Anthology 1 (Beatles)

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Release Date:
11/21/1995
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724383444526
catalogNumber:
34445
Rank:
13145

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Anthology 1 (Beatles) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
After watching the Beatles Anthology on ABC television for three nights, I went straight to Tower Records to pick up the Beatles Anthology 1 on CD. After listening to the first track of Free as a Bird, it was like I am listening to a brand new Beatles song. In addition, it has evey track that was never been released, studio outtakes, Decca Records audition tapes, and live recordings. This is the Beatles at its best.
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MRNEUTRON More than 1 year ago
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".
Guest More than 1 year ago
Certainly this collection has limited appeal, primarily for the most diehard and intense of all Beatles fans, but it is a fascinating execution and allows many of us as such to finally get a proper, full fidelity listen to lots of great stuff we've been collecting in 'bootleg format' for many years. All of it is of great interest to such Beatles fans and Beatles historians. [I particularly got a great kick out of the 'Bosa Nova' style run through of 'No Reply' and get the feeling that the Fabs, along with piano playing, producer George Martin did too at it's making!] If you're a 'Fabs Fanatic' , grab this one!! ENJOY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have all CDs by The Beatles. Let me start by saying that a few of my favorites are Please Please Me, With The Beatles, and The Beatles with Tony Sheridan In The Beginning. If you like these CDs, Anthology 1 is the perfect set for you. It has songs from these discs -- both on and off stage --and much more. It also includes rehearsals and interviews. Last, the material on this disc can't be bought anywhere else. So what are you waiting for? Buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Beatles anthology one CD is really cool. It has a new song, ''Free as a Bird'' plus really old ones like ''Thatll be the day'' and ''in spite of all the danger'' but on the disc 1, the first half of the disc, there are only 2 Lennon/McCartney songs, so they did lots of cover versions. There are clips of interviews plus live performances like ''She Loves You/Till There Was You/Twist and Shout'' and ''I Saw Her Standing There/From Me To You/Money/You Really Got a Hold On Me'' and it is an awesome album. There are also ''False starts'' tracks which are really tracks that are recorded jam sessions when The Beatles talk to each other about the song and how it should go, etc. It is a really great album for any Beatles Fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The CD is great! If you are not a huge fan of The Beatles but want a taste of what they were like, then this CD is for you. I love it and I hope you do too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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).
Lady_Reader More than 1 year ago
Old or new Beatles fans will enjoy this one. The only ones who won't are the ones who never liked them in the first place.
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