Released: 28 October 1996 (UK), 29 October 1996 (US)
Unknown musicians; instruments include:
Following Free As A Bird and Real Love, The Beatles had intended to release a third reunion single, an adaptation of a 1970s John Lennon demo called Now And Then. However, George Harrison was reportedly unhappy with the progress made on it, and it was scrapped.
In its place, A Beginning appeared as the first track on Anthology 3. It also appeared in the Yellow Submarine film, just before Eleanor Rigby.
An edit combining take four of A Beginning and take seven of Don’t Pass Me By were released in 2018 on the super deluxe edition of the 50th anniversary reissue of the White Album.