The Beatles Anthology 'Intact Into Infinity'
NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY 3,
the third and final chapter from the Anthology collection, will be
released by Capitol Records on Tuesday, October 29th.
THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY 3 comprises 50 songs -- first takes,
out-takes, and never before heard recordings from the period of
1968-1970, a total of 2 1/2 hours of music.
This was the time of The White Album, Let It Be and Abbey Road and
THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY 3 includes "stripped bare" alternative
versions of Beatles classics from that period, including Helter
Skelter, Come Together, Hey Jude, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Glass
Onion, Don't Pass Me By and Something.
ANTHOLOGY 3 also includes Beatles tracks never released by
the band before, among them Not Guilty, What's the New Mary Jane,
Teddy Boy and Come and Get It.
And, revealed for the first time, ANTHOLOGY 3 features
seven tracks from the Beatles rarest private tape: acoustic demo
sessions for The White Album, recorded not in the studio but at
George Harrison's home.
The Beatles "at home" tracks are: Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Mean
Mr. Mustard, Polythene Pam, Glass Onion, Junk, Piggies and Honey Pie.
The release of THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY 3 completes -- game,
set, and match -- an extraordinary year in the life of The Beatles.
Since November 1995 The Beatles have set new benchmarks with the
various Anthology projects:
- The Beatles Anthology TV series was screened in a world record
- The Beatles Anthology 1 set a world record for the biggest
double album sale in a week.
- Anthology 1 & 2 have sold 13 million double albums. The
Beatles back catalog has sold in excess of six million albums.
- In the past year The Beatles sold more albums in the USA alone
than any other artist.
- In 1996 Free As A Bird and Real Love were officially certified
gold singles by the Record Industry Association of America, giving
The Beatles their 21st and 22nd gold singles, the most for any
group in history.
In this year The Beatles have both revitalized the memories of
millions and attracted the new interest of those too young to
remember. And as always -- as Beatles press officer Derek Taylor
notes -- their music preserves their role and influence "intact to
The Beatles Anthology 3 Track List
CD One -- All 27 tracks previously unreleased (Track notes by
- A BEGINNING -- A short orchestral piece composed by George
Martin as the original intro to Don't Pass Me By.
- HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN -- John's blues, the first of seven
tracks from demo sessions for The White Album recorded at George
- HELTER SKELTER -- R & B version of Paul's legendary heavy
- MEAN MR. MUSTARD -- First soundings of John's Abbey Road
classic taped at George's home.
- POLYTHENE PAM -- Acoustic demo, from the "home tapes", of
John's witty Abbey Road number.
- GLASS ONION -- An acoustic "home taping" of John's White Album
- JUNK -- Paul's early working of the ballad demoed at George's
but issued on McCartney.
- PIGGIES -- George's "home taped" demo of his incisive comment
for The White Album.
- HONEY PIE -- The final track from the "home tapes", Paul's
acoustic demo of The White Album song.
- DON'T PASS ME BY -- An out-take of Ringo's first solo song
- OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA -- A fully completed alternative version of
Paul's calypso swinger.
- GOOD NIGHT -- An eavesdrop into a Beatles session, with ideas
pitched from all as Ringo sings.
- CRY BABY CRY -- Take One of John's White Album song.
- BLACKBIRD -- A pure acoustic/vocal performance of Paul's
- SEXY SADIE -- John's slower version of the master.
- WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS -- A laid-back, acoustic demo of
- HEY JUDE -- An alternative version, with ad-libs, of Paul's
- NOT GUILTY -- A completely unreleased track written by George
for The White Album.
- MOTHER NATURE'S SON -- A strictly solo rendition by Paul.
- GLASS ONION -- A then-unreleased experiment in music and
sound-effects by John.
- ROCKY RACCOON -- A fun out-take of Paul's White Album comedy.
- WHAT'S THE NEW MARY JANE -- Another completely unreleased
track, conceived by John in best experimental style.
- STEP INSIDE LOVE/LOS PARANOIAS -- Light-hearted jams from the
White Album sessions. Paul wrote Step Inside Love as the theme for
Cilla Black's TV series. Los Paranoias was made up on the spot.
- I'M SO TIRED -- A fine alternative of John's masterpiece.
- I WILL -- The master was take 67. This is Paul's take one.
- WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD -- Paul's acoustic guitar early
- JULIA -- A gentle studio work-out of John's ballad.
CD TWO -- All 23 tracks previously unreleased
- I'VE GOT A FEELING -- The first of 12 selections from the Let
It Be sessions at the Apple studio in January 1969, with Billy
Preston on keyboards for Paul and John's doubleheader.
- SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW -- A Let It Be
rehearsal for Paul's song from Abbey Road.
- DIG A PONY -- Fine vocal performances highlight John's Let It
- TWO OF US -- Paul and John emulate The Everly Brothers in this
- FOR YOU BLUE -- A good unreleased version of George's 12-bar
- TEDDY BOY -- An unreleased Beatles track, written by Paul and
issued on his 1970 solo debut album.
- MEDLEY: RIP IT UP/ SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL/BLUE SUEDE SHOES --
A jam from the Let It Be sessions.
- THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD -- The Let It Be version of this was
dressed up with orchestra and choir -- this is the undressed
version as Paul intended it to sound.
- OH! DARLING -- Another Let It Be rehearsal for Paul's song
that would be taped anew for Abbey Road, the Beatles' final
- ALL THINGS MUST PASS -- The first of three demos by George
recorded solo at Abbey Road in February 1969, never released by
The Beatles, but the title track of his first post-Beatles album.
- MAILMAN, BRING ME NO MORE BLUES -- The Beatles sing Buddy
- GET BACK -- Paul's rocker recorded live during The Beatles
last live performance, on the roof at Apple.
- OLD BROWN SHOE -- The second of George's solo demos.
- OCTOPUS' GARDEN -- An early out-take of Ringo's song for Abbey
- MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER -- Written by Paul during the White
Album sessions, rehearsed during Let It Be, and recorded during
- SOMETHING -- The last of George's solo demos from February
1969, an early beginning of a classic.
- COME TOGETHER -- First take of John's Abbey Road opener.
- COME AND GET IT -- Paul's demo, completed in under an hour, of
the hit he gave to Badfinger.
- AIN'T SHE SWEET -- 1969 recording of the standard that The
Beatles first taped in Hamburg in 1961.
- BECAUSE -- A stunning new remix of John's Abbey Road track.
- LET IT BE -- A live-in-the-studio out-take of Paul's anthem
- I ME MINE -- The last new song recorded by The Beatles for 24
years, taped in January 1970. This is the original version of
George's Let It Be number.
- THE END -- A guitar-based version of Paul's aptly-titled last
track on The Beatles' last recorded album. And still saying it
CONTACT: Paul Freundlich of Rogers & Cowan, 212-779-3500; or
Audrey Strahl of Capitol Records, 212-492-5325
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