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Anthology Albums 1, 2 & 3
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3 February 2010
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All are great collector items. What fan of any band doesn't LOVE the rare shit! They are especially great for two reasons:

1) Lost tracks - shit like "Not Guilty", "You Know What To Do", "Come And Get It", "Cry For a Shadow", "12-Bar Original", etc.

2) You get to hear alot of the songs in their infancy. Some you even get to hear the full progression. It shows what a great group of musicians and song-writers they really were. They could start a song out in 3/4 and wind up in 4/4 by the next take. Amazing! I also like hearing songs like "Good Morning, Good Morning" without all the bells, whistles and large productions.

My favorite is number 3. I'm a late period man meself. I love everything they ever did, but those last three records are legendary!
It's gotta be the best if only for the track "Not Guilty". Far superior to his solo recording years later! I can't believe they left it off of the White Album. If "Revolution 9" and "Good Night" can make the cut then why not this one...

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The 3/4 to 4/4 one I remember is I'll Be Back. It's fascinating to hear how that one started out. Apart from the middle eight, it all still works quite well in 3/4.

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Sometimes I wish the final version of Hey Jude had Paul's intro on Anthology 3.

The "With the Beatles"-style No Reply on Anth 1  always makes me laugh. When I would sing it to myself before I heard this version, I used to think to sing "your face" at the end of each verse, and discovering that John and Paul did it made me happy.

 

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I love the cd's because they provide more of an insight as to who they were as a group together, plus I think that they really early takes with just an acoustic guitar sometimes actually sound better. I can't believe no one has mentioned the alternate Strawberry Fields Forever takes, they are the reason I started buying the Anthology cd's. Here's the liner note for the first take of Strawberry Fields Forever:

This is John Lennon, alone in his music room at home in Weybridge, recording demonstration versions of his latest composition.

That was enough for me! Plus there are some really cool pictures and information. Although they were pretty expensive, I'm definately glad that I have them.

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GnikNus said:

I love the cd's because they provide more of an insight as to who they were as a group together, plus I think that they really early takes with just an acoustic guitar sometimes actually sound better. I can't believe no one has mentioned the alternate Strawberry Fields Forever takes, they are the reason I started buying the Anthology cd's. Here's the liner note for the first take of Strawberry Fields Forever:

This is John Lennon, alone in his music room at home in Weybridge, recording demonstration versions of his latest composition.

That was enough for me! Plus there are some really cool pictures and information. Although they were pretty expensive, I'm definately glad that I have them.


 

I just listened to Anthology 2 again this morning on my way to work. Other than Take 1 of A Day In The Life, the highlight for me is being able to follow the metamorphosis of Strawberry Fields Forever from demo tape, to early takes, to the finished product.

"Cranberry Sauce, Cranberry Sauce"

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Yeah I really love almost every John track on Anthology 2, I've always preferred the Across The Universe take to the one that made Let It Be because John actually sounds clear in it. And the A Day In The Life is just incredible, Sugar Plum Fairies, Sugar Plum Fairies gives me chills everytime I hear it. This truly was the most incredible period of the Beatles career and it's great to hear some of the starting points for tracks that eventually became legendary.

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GnikNus said:

Yeah I really love almost every John track on Anthology 2, I've always preferred the Across The Universe take to the one that made Let It Be because John actually sounds clear in it. And the A Day In The Life is just incredible, Sugar Plum Fairies, Sugar Plum Fairies gives me chills everytime I hear it. This truly was the most incredible period of the Beatles career and it's great to hear some of the starting points for tracks that eventually became legendary.


I believe it's actually a bit more of John humour: Sugar Bum Fairy! a-hard-days-night-john-1
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I love the Anthology versions of And Your Bird Can Sing because of how they just start pissing themselves laughing, and Rocky Racoon, 'sminking' of gin...

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JoB said:

I love the Anthology versions of And Your Bird Can Sing because of how they just start pissing themselves laughing, and Rocky Racoon, 'sminking' of gin...


 

The first time I heard 'sminking' was while driving. I was laughing so hard there were tears in my eyes. a-hard-days-night-paul-10I had to pull over.

It blew my mind out in my car. 

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