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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The final installment of the Anthology series has two discs of previously unreleased material from the White Album era through the group's demise in early 1970. In terms of sheer listenability, this may be the strongest volume of the three, if only because it focuses almost solely upon studio recordings rather than mixing live concerts/broadcasts and outtakes. Also, by this time the Beatles had perfected their approach to recording, meaning that even the early/alternate versions of many of their cuts were often of outstanding quality. There's some prime stuff here: "unplugged" White Album demos from mid-1968, radically different versions of "While My Guitar Gently ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The final installment of the Anthology series has two discs of previously unreleased material from the White Album era through the group's demise in early 1970. In terms of sheer listenability, this may be the strongest volume of the three, if only because it focuses almost solely upon studio recordings rather than mixing live concerts/broadcasts and outtakes. Also, by this time the Beatles had perfected their approach to recording, meaning that even the early/alternate versions of many of their cuts were often of outstanding quality. There's some prime stuff here: "unplugged" White Album demos from mid-1968, radically different versions of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Helter Skelter," a stringless "The Long and Winding Road," three beautifully sung and played Harrison solo demos from early 1969, and several songs the Beatles never released, like "All Things Must Pass," "Not Guilty," "Teddy Boy," "Come and Get It," and "Junk." Not everything here is so great that the casual consumer will be fascinated, of course. As on previous Anthology sets, some of these alternates are only very slightly different from the official versions; the oldies covers from the Let It Be era are off-the-cuff jams that aren't up to the group's usual level of brilliance. It's still a fascinating collection, both for the insight it affords you into the group's creative process at the end of their career, and for the considerable excellence of the music itself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/1996
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724383445127
  • Catalog Number: 34451
  • Sales rank: 16,556

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Beginning (0:50)
  2. 2 Happiness Is a Warm Gun (2:14)
  3. 3 Helter Skelter (4:37)
  4. 4 Mean Mr. Mustard (1:57)
  5. 5 Polythene Pam (1:26)
  6. 6 Glass Onion (1:51)
  7. 7 Junk (2:24)
  8. 8 Piggies (2:01)
  9. 9 Honey Pie (1:19)
  10. 10 Don't Pass Me By (2:42)
  11. 11 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (2:56)
  12. 12 Good Night (2:37)
  13. 13 Cry Baby Cry (2:46)
  14. 14 Blackbird (2:18)
  15. 15 Sexy Sadie (4:06)
  16. 16 While My Guitar Gently Weeps (3:27)
  17. 17 Hey Jude (4:21)
  18. 18 Not Guilty (3:22)
  19. 19 Mother Nature's Son (3:17)
  20. 20 Glass Onion (2:08)
  21. 21 Rocky Raccoon (4:12)
  22. 22 What's the New Mary Jane? (6:12)
  23. 23 Step Inside Love (2:30)
  24. 24 I'm So Tired (2:14)
  25. 25 I Will (1:55)
  26. 26 Why Don't We Do It in the Road? (2:15)
  27. 27 Julia (1:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I've Got a Feeling (2:49)
  2. 2 She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (3:36)
  3. 3 Dig a Pony (4:18)
  4. 4 Two of Us (3:27)
  5. 5 For You Blue (2:22)
  6. 6 Teddy Boy (3:18)
  7. 7 Medley: Rip It up/Shake, Rattle and Roll/Blue Suede Shoes (3:10)
  8. 8 The Long and Winding Road (3:40)
  9. 9 Oh! Darling (4:08)
  10. 10 All Things Must Pass (3:05)
  11. 11 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues (1:55)
  12. 12 Get Back (3:08)
  13. 13 Old Brown Shoe (3:02)
  14. 14 Octopus's Garden (2:49)
  15. 15 Maxwell's Silver Hammer (3:49)
  16. 16 Something (3:18)
  17. 17 Come Together (3:40)
  18. 18 Come and Get It (2:29)
  19. 19 Ain't She Sweet (2:08)
  20. 20 Because (2:23)
  21. 21 Let It Be (4:05)
  22. 22 I Me Mine (1:47)
  23. 23 The End (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beatles Primary Artist
George Harrison Group Member
John Lennon Group Member
Paul McCartney Group Member
Ringo Starr Group Member
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
George Martin Director, Producer
Ken Scott Engineer
Geoff Emerick Engineer, Remixing
Glyn Johns Engineer
Jeff Jarratt Engineer
Phil McDonald Engineer
Derek Taylor Liner Notes
Bob Thiele Composer
Klaus Voormann Paintings
Chris Thomas Producer
Richard Ward Art Direction
Ken Townsend Engineer
Stanley Clayton Composer
Alfons Kiefer Paintings
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Want to hear 'the White Album', 'Get Back' sessions and 'Abbey Road' in progress? Buy this album

    This is the Anthology which centers around the 'White Album', 'Get Back' sessions, and Abbey Road works in progress, demos and such. If the only worthy track on the whole set was George Harrison's leftover White Album track "Not Guilty", I would've still bought Ant-3, it is that good and that hard to believe that they left this track off the album (then again, the lyrics of the song seem to target John and Paul, so that's one theory). Luckily, there's plenty besides to make a Beatles fan want it - the alternate "Ob-la-di-Ob-la-da" arguably is better than the released version, the 'Get Back' sessions tracks give great insight as to what they had in mind (unlike 'Let it Be...Naked'), the White Album demos, and George Harrison's 1969 demos all are wonderful insights on the beginnings of great songs. The only quibble I have with Ant-3 is how come "Come and Get It" is included? Yes, it is a Paul McCartney demo, but it was intended for Badfinger, not a contender for a Beatles song (unlike his "Teddy Boy" and "Junk", and Harrison's "All Things Must Pass", which were given Beatle consideration). Still, Ant-3 is very enjoyable if you want to hear the group at work on their later period.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ''Simply'' Beatles

    Fantastic demo recordings. Worth the price just to hear the acoustic demo of ''While my guitar gently weeps'', THE best track of the entire Anthology series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must for any Beatle fan

    Between the 3 Anthology collections, the 3rd is by far the most entertaining. While the 1st dealt with real dry interviews and the 2nd with unusual takes, the 3rd try has really captured the true Beatles. From new versions of tunes from the White Album thru the final takes of Abbey Road, it gives us some new twists on old songs. The versions of Helter Skelter and She Came In Through The Bathroom Window were quite different from the final versions. George's practice session for Something was so great with extra lyrics not on the final cut. The 3rd showed the talent and humor that made the Beatles what they were - the best ever!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All of the great songs from the Beatles later years.

    The songs are very well arranged and re-mixed for superior quality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    'The Beatles, Unplugged!'

    Upon first hearing this Anthology 3 package, I was struck by how really wonderful the acoustic 'run-throughs' of these numbers were and how nicely they could stand on their own! And it's great to finally hear the far superior 'un-Spector-ized', un-Ketchup-ed version/mix of the 'Long and Winding Road' and the simpler, charming earlier version of 'Let it Be' with its interesting, somewhat bluesy edge. BUY THIS CD!!!

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