Anthology 2 • Beatles UK album

UK triple vinyl album Anthology 2

‘Anthology 2’ UK album – front cover
Front cover
‘Anthology 2’ UK album – outside cover, folded-out
Outside cover, folded-out
‘Anthology 2’ UK album – inside cover, folded-out
Inside cover, folded-out
‘Anthology 2’ UK album – back cover
Back cover
  • Label: Apple PCSP 728
  • Released: 18th March 1996
  • Sales figures: 300,000
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #1
  • Weeks at No.1: 1 – from 30th March 1996
  • Weeks in chart: 12 – from 30th March 1996

This was supposed to come out in February but Paul delayed it because he wanted ‘I’m Down’ shifted from sixth spot to third (supposedly to give him a better opener than ‘That Means A Lot’). Loads of CD booklets and cassette jackets that had already been printed up had to be pulped, and he forked out two million quid as compensation to EMI.

The cover was designed by Klaus Voormann (remember him? He did the artwork for the ‘Revolver’ LP) and you can see a few clues on the front. If you are familiar with the old ‘Revolver’ sleeve then you’ve proberly already spotted his face by the signature. Well, take a look at this. Because he did the same on ‘Anthology 2’! He also included an extra head in the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ montage. Can you se it? This is of Alfons Kiefer, who helped him …

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UK double CD album Anthology 2

‘Anthology 2’ UK album – CD front cover
Front cover
‘Anthology 2’ UK album – CD back cover
Back cover
‘Anthology 2’ UK album – Apple CD label
CD label
  • Label: Apple CDPCSP 728
  • Released: 18th March 1996
  • Sales figures: 300,000
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #1
  • Weeks at No.1: 1 – from 30th March 1996
  • Weeks in chart: 12 – from 30th March 1996

 
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