Back in the 90s when originally released, The Beatles Anthology collection went multi-platinum in a number of countries worldwide. The result was an avalanche of revenue, thanks to big-ticket, physical-only purchases.
Fast-forward to the present, and the band is continuing its glacier-like move towards digital formats. The newly released Anthology songs have been digitized and remastered from the original 1995 and 1996 CD volumes. That includes rare recordings and differing versions.
All three compilation albums were released by Apple Records and included some of the band’s most famous songs, including Free as a Bird and Real Love, both of which were written by John Lennon.
Anthology 1 includes rarities, outtakes, and live performances during the 1958-1964 period. Anthology 2 features outtakes and alternative performances from the 1965 Help! sessions, and Anthology 3 includes alternative songs from the final two years of the The Beatles’ career.
The new compilations were remastered in London at the Abbey Road studios by the same engineers who worked on a 2009 remastered release. Now these newly released versions of the songs can be heard across a multitude of streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, Rhapsody, Google Play and several others, worldwide.
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