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Anthology Albums 1, 2 & 3
4 March 2015
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I love the Anthologies.  The only thing that I’d change about them, though, is that I’d put less live material on it.

Not sure what it is, but I never give them much of a listen for some reason.  Other than the unreleased songs I plucked from there of course, but on a regular basis, I just don’t give them the time of day.

I guess I’ve collected sooooo many Beatles bootleg CD’s over the years that I just don’t care for it anymore.  a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Must make an effort! 

Well, bootlegs are the main reason why I think there’s too much live material on the Anthologies.  There’s so much interesting stuff on bootlegs that I would gladly substitute for all those uninteresting live tracks.

The anthology discs are a companion piece to the book and the TV series, so the live tracks are complementary to them as well.

Well, I’m not exactly saying “that’s the way it should be.”  I’m saying something closer to “If I did it, this is the way that I would do it.”

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14 May 2015
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I’ve been listening to the anthologies again lately after re-watching the show and my overriding feeling is that there is not 3 double CDs worth of unreleased beatles stuff out there worth getting. In the vast amount of cases the best stuff went on the records, sure it’s interesting to hear some of the alternate takes and rarer material but it’s not something that you are going to be rushing back to on a regular basis. 

The second volume is by far the best, mainly because the group were experimenting most in the studio at that point but i still think the best stuff from these records should have been added as bonus tracks to the reissued albums with perhaps a separate double cd release for singles and b sides.

For such a huge band the catalog has long been a bit of a mess.

14 May 2015
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The only reason why I put off the first volume for so long is because it sounded too much like a historical document rather than an interesting collection of rarities and outtakes.

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I’m glad they didn’t add bonus tracks to the albums. I like to hear just the album when I pop in a CD. Maybe if they did it like the Paul McCartney re-releases, with a second disc of rarities. But yes, I agree there is too much filler on the Anthology sets.

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Quick derail: 

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I’m glad they didn’t add bonus tracks to the albums. I like to hear just the album when I pop in a CD. <snip>

OH GOD YES 

I can’t imagine what my precious albums would be like with b-sides tacked onto the ends and things like that. Sure, maybe they should have indcluded them in the first place, but since they didn’t… DONT! 

Okay, back to discussing the Anthologies. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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Fair enough, but when the original “Please Please Me ” is on a CD and only takes up what 25 or so minutes in total , i don’t see why they couldn’t have added some bonus stuff on there much like the excellent byrds remasters.

Also the live stuff on volume 2 backs up the bands decision to quit touring.

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Expert Textpert said
I’m glad they didn’t add bonus tracks to the albums. I like to hear just the album when I pop in a CD. Maybe if they did it like the Paul McCartney re-releases, with a second disc of rarities. But yes, I agree there is too much filler on the Anthology sets.

But it’s a special kind of filler, It’s Beatles filler! even 12-Bar Original has its moments.

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I live in nyc.

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What’s your favorite tracks on Anthology 3 ?

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This should be reissued/redone with the whole thing fixed, getting rid of the crappy edits, mixes, hodgepodges etc. They have ‘fixed’ ‘FAAB’ and ‘RL’ on ‘1+’ and ‘LATBBC’ was redone to remove the cross fades.

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