Well, I have original 1 and 3, but I think the 2 is the best.
But there are some fantastic stuff on every part of the Anthology.
And of course, some stuff that I don't like.
First, all the "speeches" from A1 I would put on one disc, which would
consist of interesting interviews with Beatles from 60s to 1970
(I wouldn't mix music with speech like they did on a A1.)
I wouldn't put so much takes of one song (One After 909 - sequence, complete,
I'll Be Back - take 2, take 3, Eight Days A Week - sequence, complete.)
The best song on the A1 is And I Love her ("hard" version with),
which I like better than the official version!
I wouldn't put so much demos on A3 like Happiness Is A Warm
Gun, Polythene Pam, Glass Onion, Junk, Piggies, Why Don't We Do It In The Road, Julia...
Instead, I would like to hear more stuff like Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Don't Pass Me By,
- stuff more close to the "final" takes but different from them.
Best songs: While MY Guitar Gently Weeps, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Come And Get It,
Ain't She Sweet.
Anthology 2, as I said, is the best. I like fantastic different versions of Strawberry Fields,
Got to Get You Into My Life, Across the Universe, Eleanor Rigby (strings only), You Know
My Name, The Fool On The Hill.
I must say that Walrus, Hello Goodbye and A Day In The Life sound a little strange (or "empty")
without overdubs, but it's interesting to hear, let's say, "half - naked"
versions... (Maybe that's the way Beatles would sound if they didn't meet George Martin...)
The best songs: all the mentioned plus many more like Only A Northern Song,
That Means A Lot...
Anthology 2 has the least demos & the least live versions, so I think that is the
best part of the Anthology.