Anthology 3

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Anthology 3
Compilation album by The Beatles
Released 28 October 1996
Recorded 28 May 1968–3 January 1970, EMI Studios and Apple Studios, London
Genre Rock, rock and roll, hard rock
Length 145:33
Label Apple, Capitol, EMI
Producer George Martin
The Beatles chronology
Anthology 2
(1996)
Anthology 3
(1996)
Yellow Submarine Songtrack
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (choice cut) [2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]

Anthology 3 is a compilation album by the Beatles released in October 1996 by Apple Records as part of The Beatles Anthology series. The album includes rarities and alternative tracks from the final two years of the band's career, ranging from the initial sessions for The Beatles (also known as The White Album) to the last sessions for Let It Be and Abbey Road in later 1969 and early 1970.

Following "Free as a Bird" in Anthology 1 and "Real Love" in Anthology 2, a third John Lennon solo demo entitled "Now and Then" was to be reworked by the three surviving members of The Beatles for Anthology 3. However, it was decided against due to complications and sound quality issues involving Lennon's recording. In its place is "A Beginning", an orchestral instrumental track initially intended for The White Album. "A Beginning" was composed by producer George Martin and intended to be the intro track to the Ringo Starr penned "Don't Pass Me By".

Similar to the previous Anthology albums, the cover image painted by Klaus Voorman features a collage of The Beatles-related imagery designed to appear as a wall of peeling posters and album covers. An updated picture of Voorman can be seen in George Harrison's hair in a segment of the Revolver album cover.

The album was certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA, and was the group's third double album in a row to reach No. 1 on the US charts, equalling a record set by Donna Summer back in the 1970s.

The Anthology albums were made available on the iTunes Store on 14 June 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Lennon–McCartney and in stereo except where noted.

Disc one
  1. "A Beginning" (George Martin) – 0:50
    • Recorded on 22 July 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  2. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" (Kinfauns Home Demo) [Mono] – 2:15
  3. "Helter Skelter" (Edited Take 2) [Mono] – 4:38
    • Recorded on 18 July 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  4. "Mean Mr. Mustard" (Kinfauns Home Demo) – 1:58
  5. "Polythene Pam" (Kinfauns Home Demo) – 1:26
    • Tracks 4 & 5 recorded on 29 May 1968 at Kinfauns
  6. "Glass Onion" (Kinfauns Home Demo) – 1:51
  7. "Junk" (Kinfauns Home Demo) [Mono] (Paul McCartney) – 2:25
  8. "Piggies" (Kinfauns Home Demo) [Mono] (George Harrison) – 2:01
  9. "Honey Pie" (Kinfauns Home Demo, Edited from 2:01) – 1:19
    • Tracks 6–9 recorded on 28 May 1968 at Kinfauns
  10. "Don't Pass Me By" (Takes 3 & 5) (Richard Starkey) – 2:42
    • Recorded on 5 June 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  11. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (Take 5) – 2:56
    • Recorded on 3 July 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  12. "Good Night" (Rehearsal & Take 34) – 2:38
    • Recorded on 28 June & 22 July 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  13. "Cry Baby Cry" (Take 1) – 2:47
    • Recorded on 15 July 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  14. "Blackbird" (Take 4) – 2:19
    • Recorded on 11 June 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  15. "Sexy Sadie" (Take 6) – 4:06
    • Recorded on 19 July 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  16. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Demo) (Harrison) – 3:27
    • Recorded on 25 July 1968 at EMI Studios, London
  17. "Hey Jude" (Take 2) – 4:21
    • Recorded on 29 July 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  18. "Not Guilty" (Take 102) (Harrison) – 3:22
    • Recorded on 7 August 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  19. "Mother Nature's Son" (Take 2) – 3:17
    • Recorded on 9 August 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  20. "Glass Onion" (Take 33) [Mono] – 2:08
    • Recorded on 11 September 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  21. "Rocky Raccoon" (Take 8) – 4:13
    • Recorded on 15 August 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  22. "What's the New Mary Jane" (Take 4) – 6:12
    • Recorded on 14 August 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  23. "Step Inside Love"/"Los Paranoias" – 2:30
    • Recorded on 16 September 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  24. "I'm So Tired" (Takes 3, 6 & 9) – 2:14
    • Recorded on 8 October 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  25. "I Will" (Take 1) – 1:55
    • Recorded on 16 September 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  26. "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" (Take 4) – 2:15
    • Recorded on 9 October 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  27. "Julia" (Take 2) – 1:57
    • Recorded on 13 October 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
Disc two
  1. "I've Got a Feeling" (Savile Row) – 2:49
    • Recorded on 24 January 1969 at Apple Studios, Savile Row, London
  2. "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" (Rehearsal) (Savile Row) – 3:37
  3. "Dig a Pony" (Savile Row) – 4:18
    • Tracks 2 & 3 recorded on 22 January 1969 at Apple Studios, Savile Row, London
  4. "Two of Us" (Savile Row) – 3:27
    • Recorded on 24 January 1969 at Apple Studios, Savile Row, London
  5. "For You Blue" (Savile Row) (Harrison) – 2:23
    • Recorded on 25 January 1969 at Apple Studios, Savile Row, London
  6. "Teddy Boy" (Savile Row) (McCartney) – 3:18
    • Recorded on 24 & 28 January 1969 at Apple Studios, Savile Row, London
  7. Medley: "Rip It Up" (Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco)/"Shake, Rattle and Roll" (Jesse Stone)/"Blue Suede Shoes" (Carl Perkins) (Savile Row) – 3:10
  8. "The Long and Winding Road" (Savile Row) – 3:41
    • Master track with Phil Spector alterations removed - Tracks 7 & 8 recorded on 26 January 1969 at Apple Studios, Savile Row, London
  9. "Oh! Darling" (Savile Row, Edited from 6:37) – 4:08
    • Recorded on 27 January 1969 at Apple Studios, Savile Row, London
  10. "All Things Must Pass" (Demo) (Harrison) – 3:05
    • Recorded on 25 February 1969 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  11. "Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues" (Savile Row) (Ruth Roberts, Bill Katz, Stanley Clayton) – 1:56
    • Recorded on 29 January 1969 at Apple Studios, Savile Row, London
  12. "Get Back" (Live at the The Beatles' rooftop concert) – 3:09
    • Recorded on 30 January 1969 on the Apple Building Rooftop, Savile Row, London
  13. "Old Brown Shoe" (Demo) (Harrison) – 3:03
    • Recorded on 25 February 1969 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  14. "Octopus's Garden" (Takes 2 & 8) (Starkey) – 2:49
    • Recorded on 26 April 1969 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  15. "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (Take 5) – 3:50
    • Recorded on 9 July 1969 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  16. "Something" (Demo) [Mono] (Harrison) – 3:19
    • Recorded on 25 February 1969 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  17. "Come Together" (Take 1) – 3:40
    • Recorded on 21 July 1969 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  18. "Come and Get It" (Demo) (McCartney) – 2:30
  19. "Ain't She Sweet" (Jam) (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen) – 2:09
    • Tracks 18 & 19 recorded on 24 July 1969 at Abbey Road Studios, London
  20. "Because" (A cappella version) – 2:24
    • Recorded on 1 August 1969 at Abbey Road Studios, London, vocal arrangement by Martin
  21. "Let It Be" (Savile Row) – 4:05
    • Recorded on 25 January 1969 at Apple Studios, Savile Row, London
  22. "I Me Mine" (Take 16) (Harrison) – 1:48
    • Recorded on 3 January 1970 at Abbey Road Studios, London, Lennon was not present
  23. "The End" (Remix) – 2:51
    • Recorded: 23 July; 5, 7, 8, 15 & 18 August 1969 at Abbey Road Studios, London, followed by...

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[4] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[5] Gold 181,000[6]
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 3× Platinum 1,500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
Best Of – Volume I by Van Halen
Billboard 200 number-one album
16–22 November 1996
Succeeded by
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory by Makaveli

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Anthology 3 at AllMusic
  2. ^ "CG: The Beatles". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
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  5. ^ "RIAJ > The Record > January 1997 > Certified Awards (November 1996)". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – The Beatles – Anthology 3". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 15 September 2013.  Enter Anthology 3 in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Beatles, The – Anthology 3". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 15 September 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ "australian-charts.com The Beatles - Anthology 3" (ASP). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "austriancharts.at The Beatles - Anthology 3" (ASP). Hung Medien (in German). Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
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  13. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 63, No. 8" (PHP). RPM. 8 April 1996. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "dutchcharts.nl The Beatles - Anthology 3" (ASP). Hung Medien. MegaCharts. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "finnishcharts.com The Beatles - Anthology 3" (ASP). Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  16. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Albums classés par Artiste > Choisir Un Artiste Dans la Liste" (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Album Search: The Beatles - Anthology 3" (in German). Media Control. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Hit Parade Italia - Gli album più venduti del 1996" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "ザ・ビートルズ・アンソロジー3/ザ・ビートルズ-リリース-ORICON STYLE-ミュージック" [Highest position and charting weeks of Anthology 2 by The Beatles]. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "charts.org.nz The Beatles - Anthology 3" (ASP). Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "norwegiancharts.com The Beatles - Anthology 3" (ASP). Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "swedishcharts.com The Beatles - Anthology 3" (ASP) (in Swedish). Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "The Beatles - Anthology 3 - hitparade.ch" (ASP). Hung Medien (in German). Swiss Music Charts. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "The Beatles > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "allmusic ((( Anthology 3 > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "RPM Year End Top 100 Albums". RPM. 16 December 1996. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  27. ^ "Billboard.BIZ - Year-end Charts - Billboard 200 - 1996". 
  28. ^ "Billboard.BIZ - Year-end Charts - Billboard 200 - 1997".