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11 November 2014
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Anthology 2 album artwork

Written by: Lennon-McCartney-Harrison-Starkey
Recorded: 4 November 1965
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Released: 18 March 1996 (UK), 19 March 1996 (US)

John Lennon: guitar
Paul McCartney: bass
George Harrison: guitar
Ringo Starr: drums
George Martin: harmonium

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Anthology 2

At attempt at an R&B/soul recording, 12-Bar Original was The Beatles’ first instrumental since the group…

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5 August 2018
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This tune was claimed to be one of the worst recordings Beatles ever did (IIRC it was in the Rolling Stone). I have liked it since the first time I heard it back in ’95.

What’s bad about it?

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The track is a harbinger to the lacklustre ‘Get Back ‘ sessions that took place only a few years later…  It sounds like they’re going through the motions here and the results were uninspiring but, having said that, it’s not really all that “bad”…:-)

6 August 2018
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I rather like it,even though its a straight up approximation of booker t and mgs sound.

Apparently the band were running out of time to finish “Rubber Soul ” and had it as a holdover in case they didn’t have enough songs.

6 August 2018
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the 1950s said
This tune was claimed to be one of the worst recordings Beatles ever did (IIRC it was in the Rolling Stone). I have liked it since the first time I heard it back in ’95.

What’s bad about it?  

To me it sounds dull, and completely uninspiring. It sounds like an amateur band doing an amateur jam. A not so boring warm-up, but far from a decent track.

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It has its moments (take 1 is great) but the full take 2 is far too long with far too many uninteresting moments – even the ‘Anthology 2 ‘ edit is boring. It exists, if you want it it’s out there. Not much else can be added.

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