|Song by the Beatles|
|from the album Anthology 3|
|Released||28 October 1996 (UK)
29 October 1996 (U.S.)
|Recorded||22 July 1968|
|Anthology 3 track listing|
"A Beginning" is an instrumental piece composed by the Beatles' producer George Martin and intended as an introduction to "Don't Pass Me By", Ringo Starr's first solo composition from the Beatles' 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as the "White Album").
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 as a replacement of a planned "new Beatles song," "Now and Then" (along with "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love.")