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6 September 2012
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I'm a lifelong Beatles fan, but I also used to work in the music industry.

 

Whatever gets released next will need to be more than just another hits package and appeal to as many people as possible across the entire listening spectrum: The neophyte, the casual listener and the hardcore fan.

 

Here's what I can see plausibly happening:

 

- A vinyl re-release campaign. This would matter more for North America, where the only proper album in print is 'Abbey Road', but newly mastered 180g vinyl copies in both mono and stereo would be a guaranteed hit, in both sales as well as a cultural event.

- The Hollywood Bowl tapes.  The bootleggers proved that even with just a little cleaning, they're damned listenable.

- Some sort of live overview, to cover the spectrum of their 'live' career.

- A revisit of the cancelled 'Sessions' or some variant.  A good and proper collection of the Beatles' most-listenable unreleased material.

- A 'Get Back' sessions compilation.  There is a ton of material, and it would be easy to create a nice set of the best and most interesting takes.

- An officially sanctioned video collection, using the short films that the Beatles made themselves, sequences from their films, as well as video collages a la what we saw in 'Anthology'.

- Finally...  'Anthology' on Blu-Ray.  With lots of new extra features.

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Nobody's said anything about them releasing the full version of In Spite Of All The Danger. I believe they're missing out a verse or more on Anthology and I would like to hear that.

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A fake version of the complete In Spite Of All The Danger is out there. Why anyone went to the bother is as big a mystery as why it was edited in the first place.

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15 September 2013
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There is at least one perfectly good unreleased Beatles recording that was left off the Anthology releases: Paul McCartney's demo for "Goodbye", which was officially released as a Mary Hopkin number.

Does anyone know why that one was left out? It's a pretty tune, and while it's no contender for a list of the best Beatles music, it's way better and of greater interest than some of the stuff that was included.

And yet, it's seldom mentioned in discussions of unreleased material. Why?

 

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There are plenty of interesting recordings that didn't make Anthology. Another interesting example would be John Lennon's May 1963 demo for Bad to Me. I suppose the reason for leaving them off is that they were home demos of songs given away and never seriously considered as being "for" The Beatles. Something like Junk gets included because it was recorded during the demo session for The White Album. Come And Get It makes it because it's a studio demo. Lots of people here wonder about an Anthology 4, and undoubtedly recordings like Goodbye (and Bad to Me) would be on the wish list.

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18 September 2013
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Because he wrote and i heard did a recording of it, i would love to hear John sing "Good Night. Although i did hear somewhere (probably here) that it doesnt even exist.

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I'd like to see some sort of alternate take of While My Guitar Gently Weeps at some point. The acoustic demo is great and all, but we know there were several other takes with various arrangements, and I'd like to think that some of them have survived at one point.

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