A Beginning

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"A Beginning"
Song by the Beatles from the album Anthology 3
Released 28 October 1996 (UK)
29 October 1996 (U.S.)
Recorded 22 July 1968
Genre Orchestral
Length 0:50
Label Apple Records
Writer(s) George Martin
Producer(s) George Martin
Anthology 3 track listing
"A Beginning"
"Happiness Is a Warm Gun"

"A Beginning" is an instrumental piece composed by the Beatles' producer George Martin and intended as an introduction to "Don't Pass Me By" by Ringo Starr.[1]

It was instead used as an incidental cue in the Beatles' cartoon film Yellow Submarine and heard right before "Eleanor Rigby." It was included on Anthology 3[1] as a replacement of a planned "new Beatles song," "Now and Then" (along with "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love.")

A Beginning was scored by George Martin and recorded on 22 July 1968, using the same orchestra that appeared on the Beatles' song "Good Night".[2]


  1. ^ a b Lewisohn, Mark (1996). Anthology 3 (booklet). The Beatles. London: Apple Records. p. 4. 34451. 
  2. ^ "The Beatles Bible - A Beginning". Archived from the original on 26 September 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010.