Anthology 1 • Beatles UK album

UK triple vinyl album Anthology 1

‘Anthology 1’ UK album – front cover
Front cover
‘Anthology 1’ UK album – outside cover, folded-out
Outside cover, folded-out
‘Anthology 1’ UK album – inside cover, folded-out
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‘Anthology 1’ UK album – back cover
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  • Label: Apple PCSP 727
  • Released: 21st November 1995
  • Sales figures: 600,000
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #2
  • Weeks in chart: 10 – from 2nd December 1995

Side A: Free As A Bird / “We Were Four Guys…” / That’ll Be The Day / In Spite Of All The Danger / “Sometimes I’d Borrow A Tape Recorder…” / Hallelujah, I Love Her So / You’ll Be Mine / Cayenne / “First Of All We Made A Recording…” / My Bonnie / Ain’t She Sweet / Cry For A Shadow
Side B: “Brian Was A Beautiful Guy…” / “I Secured Them An Audition…” / Searchin’ / Three Cool Cats / The Sheik Of Araby / Like Dreamers Do / Hello Little Girl / “Well, The Recording Test Came And Went…” / Besame Mucho / Love Me Do / How Do You Do It / Please Please Me
Side C: One After 909 / One After 909 / Lend Me Your Comb / I’ll Get You / “We Were Performers In Liverpool…” / I Saw Her Standing There / From Me To You / Money (That’s What I Want) / You Really Got A Hold On Me / Roll Over Beethoven
Side D: She Loves You / Till There Was You / Twist And Shout / This Boy / I Want To Hold Your Hand / “Boys, I Was Thinking…” / Moonlight Bay / Can’t Buy Me Love
Side E: All My Loving / You Can’t Do That / And I Love Her / A Hard Day’s Night / I Wanna Be Your Man / Long Tall Sally / Boys / Shout / I’ll Be Back / I’ll Be Back
Side F: You Know What To Do / No Reply / Mr. Moonlight / Leave My Kitten Alone / No Reply / Eight Days A Week / Eight Days A Week / Kansas City/Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Produced by George Martin

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (1) Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey, (2,5,9,13,14,20,29,40) Spoken, (3) Allison/Holly/Petty, (4) McCartney/Harrison, (6) Charles, (8) McCartney, (10) Traditional, arranged by Sheridan, (11) Ager/Yellen, (12) Harrison/Lennon, (15,16) Leiber/Stoller, (17) Smith/Wheeler/Snyder, (21) Velázquez/Skylar, (23) Murray, (27) Twomey/Wise/Weisman, (32) Bradford/Gordy, (33) Robinson, (34) Berry, (36) Willson, (37) Medley/Russell, (41) Madden/Wenrich, (48) Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell, (49) Dixon/Farrell, (50) Isley/Isley/Isley, (53) Harrison, (55) Johnson, (56) John/Turner/McDougal and (60) Leiber/Stoller/Penniman

Total running time: 122.58

The ‘Anthology’ CDs are really just a set of official bootlegs, containing takes and demos that were considered too duff for release in the sixties. Of the 52 songs available on this set, 33 had previously been released on bootlegs.

The tracks that make the album worth buying are the historically important (but lousy sounding) Quarrymen demos (‘That’ll Be The Day’ and ‘In Spite Of All The Danger’), Tony Sheridan’s ‘My Bonnie’ single, five songs from their Decca audition (including two of the three unheard Lennon/McCartney originals) and an early version of ‘Love Me Do’ with Pete Best on drums.

You’ve also got a copy of ‘How Do You Do It?’, which nearly became their first single, and an unheard Harrison-track – ‘You Know What To Do’.

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UK double CD album Anthology 1

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‘Anthology 1’ UK album – Apple CD label
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  • Label: Apple CDPCSP 727
  • Released: 21st November 1995
  • Sales figures: 600,000
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #2
  • Weeks in chart: 10 – from 2nd December 1995

CD 1: Free As A Bird / “We Were Four Guys…” / That’ll Be The Day / In Spite Of All The Danger / “Sometimes I’d Borrow A Tape Recorder…” / Hallelujah, I Love Her So / You’ll Be Mine / Cayenne / “First Of All We Made A Recording…” / My Bonnie / Ain’t She Sweet / Cry For A Shadow / “Brian Was A Beautiful Guy…” / “I Secured Them An Audition…” / Searchin’ / Three Cool Cats / The Sheik Of Araby / Like Dreamers Do / Hello Little Girl / “Well, The Recording Test Came And Went…” / Besame Mucho / Love Me Do / How Do You Do It / Please Please Me / One After 909 / One After 909 / Lend Me Your Comb / I’ll Get You / “We Were Performers In Liverpool…” / I Saw Her Standing There / From Me To You / Money (That’s What I Want) / You Really Got A Hold On Me / Roll Over Beethoven
CD 2: She Loves You / Till There Was You / Twist And Shout / This Boy / I Want To Hold Your Hand / “Boys, I Was Thinking…” / Moonlight Bay / Can’t Buy Me Love / All My Loving / You Can’t Do That / And I Love Her / A Hard Day’s Night / I Wanna Be Your Man / Long Tall Sally / Boys / Shout / I’ll Be Back / I’ll Be Back / You Know What To Do / No Reply / Mr. Moonlight / Leave My Kitten Alone / No Reply / Eight Days A Week / Eight Days A Week / Kansas City/Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Produced by George Martin

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (1) Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey, (2,5,9,13,14,20,29,40) Spoken, (3) Allison/Holly/Petty, (4) McCartney/Harrison, (6) Charles, (8) McCartney, (10) Traditional, arranged by Sheridan, (11) Ager/Yellen, (12) Harrison/Lennon, (15,16) Leiber/Stoller, (17) Smith/Wheeler/Snyder, (21) Velázquez/Skylar, (23) Murray, (27) Twomey/Wise/Weisman, (32) Bradford/Gordy, (33) Robinson, (34) Berry, (36) Willson, (37) Medley/Russell, (41) Madden/Wenrich, (48) Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell, (49) Dixon/Farrell, (50) Isley/Isley/Isley, (53) Harrison, (55) Johnson, (56) John/Turner/McDougal and (60) Leiber/Stoller/Penniman

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