Editors’ Notes From rare recordings with Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best in their short time with The Beatles to the band fine-tuning their live skills from Hamburg to Sweden, the first in the Anthology series is filled with historic milestones and incredible music. Anthology 1 leads off with “Free As a Bird,” originally a demo recorded by John Lennon in 1977 and reworked by George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Paul McCartney in 1994. From there, this collection chronicles the band’s fiery, R&B-fueled years from 1958 through 1964 and features previously unreleased recordings, live versions, alternate takes, and interview snippets of the band as they began to set the world aflame.

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Free As a Bird
1
4:25
 
We Were Four Guys...That's All (Interview)
2
0:11
 
That'll Be the Day (Mono)
3
2:07
 
In Spite of All the Danger (Mono)
4
2:44
 
Sometimes I'd Borrow...Those Still Exist (Interview)
5
0:17
 
Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Home Demo)
6
1:13
 
You'll Be Mine (Home Demo)
7
1:38
 
Cayenne (Instrumental Home Demo)
8
1:14
 
First of All...It Didn't Do a Thing Here (Interview)
9
0:07
 
My Bonnie
10
2:42
 
Ain't She Sweet
11
2:13
 
Cry For a Shadow (Insstrumental)
12
2:22
 
Brian Was a Beautiful Guy...He Presented Us Well (Interview)
13
0:10
 
I Secured Them...A Beatle Drink Even Then (Reading)
14
0:18
 
Searchin' (Decca Audition)
15
2:59
 
Three Cool Cats (Decca Audition)
16
2:25
 
The Sheik of Araby (Decca Audition)
17
1:43
 
Like Dreamers Do (Decca Audition)
18
2:35
 
Hello Little Girl (Decca Audition)
19
1:40
 
Well, the Recording Test...By My Artists (Reading)
20
0:32
 
Besame Mucho (Mono)
21
2:36
 
Love Me Do (Slow Version)
22
2:31
 
How Do You Do It? (Mono)
23
1:57
 
Please Please Me (No Harmonica Version)
24
1:59
 
One After 909 (False Starts) [Takes 3, 4 & 5]
25
2:23
 
One After 909 (Complete) [Takes 4 & 5]
26
2:55
 
Lend Me Your Comb (Live at the BBC)
27
1:49
 
I'll Get You (Live on Sunday Night at the London Palladium)
28
2:08
 
We Were Performers...In Britain (Interview)
29
0:12
 
I Saw Her Standing There (Live for The Beatles, Pop Group from Liverpool Visiting Stockholm)
30
2:48
 
From Me to You (Live for The Beatles, Pop Group from Liverpool Visiting Stockholm)
31
2:05
 
Money (That's What I Want) [Live for The Beatles, Pop Group from Liverpool Visiting Stockholm]
32
2:52
 
You Really Got a Hold On Me (Live for The Beatles, Pop Group from Liverpool Visiting Stockholm)
33
2:58
 
Roll Over Beethoven (Live for The Beatles, Pop Group from Liverpool Visiting Stockholm)
34
2:23
 
She Loves You (Live at The Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1963)
1
2:50
 
Till There Was You (Live at The Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1963)
2
2:54
 
Twist and Shout (Live at The Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1963)
3
3:05
 
This Boy (Live on Two of a Kind)
4
2:21
 
I Want to Hold Your Hand (Live on Two of a Kind)
5
2:37
 
Boys, What Was I Thinking... (Interview)
6
2:05
 
Moonlight Bay (Live on Two of a Kind)
7
0:49
 
Can't Buy Me Love (Takes 1 & 2)
8
2:10
 
All My Loving (Live on The Ed Sullivan Show)
9
2:19
 
You Can't Do That (Take 6)
10
2:42
 
And I Love Her (Take 2)
11
1:52
 
A Hard Day's Night (Take 1)
12
2:43
 
I Wanna Be Your Man (Live for Around The Beatles)
13
1:47
 
Long Tall Sally (Live for Around The Beatles)
14
1:45
 
Boys (Live for Around The Beatles)
15
1:49
 
Shout (Live for Around The Beatles)
16
1:31
 
I'll Be Back (Take 2)
17
1:12
 
I'll Be Back (Take 3)
18
1:57
 
You Know What to Do (Demo)
19
1:58
 
No Reply (Demo)
20
1:46
 
Mr Moonlight (Takes 1 & 4)
21
2:47
 
Leave My Kitten Alone (Take 5)
22
2:56
 
No Reply (Take 2)
23
2:29
 
Eight Days a Week (False Starts) [Takes 1, 2 & 4]
24
1:25
 
Eight Days a Week (Take 5)
25
2:47
 
Kansas City / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Take 2)
26
2:46
 

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