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Anthology 3
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Anthology 3

First released: 1996, October 28

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Label Apple
Catalogue No. PCSP 729
Release date 28th October 1996
Total time 2 hours 25 minutes 36 seconds
U.K. Album Chart Detail Entry Date: 9th November 1996
Highest Position: 4
Weeks in Chart: 11

Anthology 3 continues to tell the story of the Beatles chronologically. This set ranges from May 1968, through to 1970 ... and the end of The Beatles.

Unfortunately, this set is spoilt in some cases by the creation of "new" mixes from basic takes, rather than complete untouched takes ... but there are so many unavailable takes as to make this essential anyway !

The producer and project leader was George Martin.

From 22nd May 1995 George Martin with occasional assistance from Paul, George and Ringo began to re-listen, and mix tracks intended for The Beatles Anthology albums.
George Martin said, "I am trying to tell the story of the Beatles lives in music, from the moment they met to the moment they split up in 1970. I have listened to everything we ever recorded together. Every take of every song. every track of every song, virtually everything that was ever committed to tape and labelled "Beatles". I have heard about 600 items in all"

Additional research was by Mark Lewisohn, a local man from Essex who is responsible for the two most essential books about the Beatles ... "The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions", and "The Complete Beatles Chronicle".

This release was a triple L.P. double-gatefold album set, or on a double C.D. set with the cover design by Klaus Voorman.