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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2007, 10:07:02 PM »

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Quite a bit actually. There are some guitar parts that have not been mixed out. The backing vocals sing 'anybody got a bit of money' instead of the 'Mr Wilson, Mr Heath' vocals. The ending is also very different. There is a 'clean' ending instead of the fade out with the guitar solo.

YES, thats it!...too bad this bit wasnt part of Revolver version...it's fascinating but unclear what the thinking processes were behind which take was "acceptable" for the album and which one wasnt. What was considered risque lyrically in 1966 Britain has certainly changed...
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2007, 10:30:04 PM »

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!

Anthology 3

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.
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2007, 02:41:02 AM »


And I adore the low-down, gritty 'I'm Looking Through You'. Too much fun.

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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2007, 11:54:46 AM »

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YES, thats it!...too bad this bit wasnt part of Revolver version...it's fascinating but unclear what the thinking processes were behind which take was "acceptable" for the album and which one wasnt. What was considered risque lyrically in 1966 Britain has certainly changed...

Oh I think the Mr. Wilson/Mr. Heath line is MORE risque, actually naming the culprits!
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« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2007, 04:37:19 PM »

George's acoustic version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on #3 is downright haunting. Of course, the "finished" version on TWA is indispensible--what w/ Clapton's masterly contributions--but 3's intimate rendering of this latter-day Harrison beauty is the highpoint of the trilogy's final set for me.
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2007, 04:42:33 PM »

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George's acoustic version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on #3 is downright haunting. Of course, the "finished" version on TWA is indispensible--what w/ Clapton's masterly contributions--but 3's intimate rendering of this latter-day Harrison beauty is the highpoint of the trilogy's final set for me.

I could barely listen to TWA version after hearing the acoustic one. It's just beautiful.
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2007, 04:59:04 PM »

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I could barely listen to TWA version after hearing the acoustic one. It's just beautiful.

After hearing the one version for so long I find the "new" lyric offputting, but agreed, it's very well done.
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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2007, 05:07:28 PM »

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After hearing the one version for so long I find the "new" lyric offputting, but agreed, it's very well done.

I've often though it could have been worked on as an acoustic number. Some really good picking, and maybe a bit of subtle string quartet?
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2007, 11:52:18 PM »

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After hearing the one version for so long I find the "new" lyric offputting, but agreed, it's very well done.

yeah, George did some wonderful demos during that time (All Things Must Pass &
Something are so beautiful as well!) :)

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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2008, 03:28:54 AM »

I think Anthology 3 hangs together best, and I especially like the Spectorless Get Back tracks on disc 2. The first disc of Anthology 2 plays well, too.
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2008, 04:39:39 AM »

Anthology 2 for me.. although 3 is probably better in my heart 2 wins and i think is more important. disc of anthology 2 Real Love.. I'm looking through you, the false start on You've got to hide your love away, the live performances, the alternate versions of Got To Get you Into My Life and I'm looking through you shows a band not afraid to tinker till the very last I'm only sleeping. Side 2 the gorgeous demo of Strawberry fields, A Day in the Life!!!!!! Good Morning Good Morning even You know my name look up the number..
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2008, 04:50:49 AM »

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Good Morning Good Morning

I love that great thumping rhythm on the Anthology version.  And this:

Everybody knows there's nothing doing
Everything is closed, it's like a ruin
Everyone you see is half asleep
And you're on your own, you're in the street

After a while you start to smile
now you feel cool
Then you decide to take a walk by the old school
Nothing has changed it's still the same
I've got nothing to say but it's O.K.
Good morning good morning
good morning a

People running 'round it's five o'clock
Everywhere in town it's getting dark
Everyone you see is full of life
It's time for tea and meet the wife


Not exactly laid back hippy stuff! Very John, though.
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2008, 08:47:44 PM »

i've always preferred Anthology 2 better, i notice these things when i play it more than the others.
i remember first buying it when it was released & just played it to death! i was very dissapointed with
anthhology 1, but 3 was good, but i think more of the let it be outtakes could have been on there.
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2008, 09:16:46 PM »

anthology 2 for me, all those acoustic versions of strawberry fields, i heard one of my favourite songs of there's for the first time on it "Yes it is" and real love was fantastic to hear.
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2008, 09:19:32 PM »

i like that Anthology 2. a lot of my favorite Beatles songs are on that Anthology CD. and my favorite quote. *pokes sig*
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2008, 08:49:42 PM »

Am I the only one who really preferes "Anthology 1"???
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2008, 12:01:25 AM »

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Am I the only one who really preferes "Anthology 1"???

I've actually only recently began appreciating this. I'm simply not as big a fan of their pre-Rubber Soul stuff as I am of the stuff that came after. thus, I never really had much interest in anthology 1. but over the last year or so I've come to love stuff like "My Bonnie" and "Searchin." and In Spite of All the Danger is a good song and cool because it's truly the "first" Beatles song ever made. not much on disc 2 interests me though. Moonlight Bay is good fun I guess. same with All My Loving for Sullivan. but I can leave the rest.

I like Anthology 3 the best. mastered versions of some of the esher songs, the awesome Helter Skelter take 2 (we want take 3!!!!), What's the New Mary Jane, live stuff from Savile Row. for me, it's the easiest to listen to right through.

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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #37 on: June 04, 2008, 01:30:24 AM »


I used to heavily favor 2, but 3 has really been growing on me lately.

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« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2008, 09:38:31 AM »

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Am I the only one who really preferes "Anthology 1"???

No. Me too.
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Re: Anthology 3 is the Best ?
« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2008, 08:51:51 PM »

i already had most of the stuff on bootleg before Anthology 1 came out, but there
was a lot of stuff on Anthology 2 that i haden't heard before like 12-bar original,
You've got troubles & That Means a Lot. that's probley why i prefer it more.
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