Archive for ‘Anthology’

November 28, 2011

Come and Get It

“Come and Get It” is a song written by Paul McCartney and released as a single by the band Badfinger. McCartney’s original demo was eventually included on the Beatles Anthology 3 album.

Watch a video of Paul performing the song at a recent concert in Bologna after the jump!

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November 24, 2011

The Beatles Anthology Thanksgiving

The Beatles Anthology television documentary series originally aired on ABC in 1995. The Anthology was shown in 6 abridged parts, including over Thanksgiving Day. In promoting the series, ABC identified itself as “ABeatlesC” and several of the network’s prime-time sitcoms replaced their regular opening credit themes with Beatles tracks.

Happy Thanksgiving!

July 22, 2011

Beatles Anthology on iTunes

The epic Beatles Anthology documentary and CD series from 1995 has recently been remastered and re-released on iTunes. Along with the 3 original 2-disc sets, iTunes is also offering the set in a complete box set form, as well as a new Highlights set. See the introductory video after the jump!

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December 28, 2010

Christmas Time is Here Again

The Beatles released a special Christmas disc to members of The Beatles Fan Club every year from 1963 to 1969, which featured short skits, Christmas carols, songs and jokes. One memorable song was “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” from the 1967 disc, which was also used as the b-side to The Beatles’ new single “Free As a Bird”, released from the Anthology series in 1995. Additionally, all seven recordings were released as part of a compilation in 1970, again to Fan Club members only.

November 4, 2010

Not Guilty

George Harrison wrote “Not Guilty” for inclusion on The Beatles’ White Album. The band recorded 102 takes of the track, though it was never actually included on the album. Harrison released a slower, acoustic version of the originally very hard rock song on his self-titled album in 1979, and a remixed version of the original Beatles’ track was included on The Beatles Anthology 3.