The Beatles Anthology (film)


The Beatles Anthology (film)

Infobox Film
name = The Beatles Anthology (film)


imdb_id = 0111893
director = Geoff Wonfor
Bob Smeaton
writer = Bob Smeaton
starring = John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Ringo Starr
producer = Neil Aspinall
Chips Chipperfield
music = John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Richard Starkey
George Martin (incidental music)
distributor = EMI Records Limited
Label: Apple Corps Limited 07243 4 92969 9 2
released = March 31, 2003 (UK release)
April 1 2003 (US release)
runtime = 11 hours 21 mins (approx)
language = English
Subtitles: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Português, Português do brasil

"The Beatles Anthology" is a 1995 documentary series, which was released as an eight volume VHS set on September 5, 1996 and was transmitted on television in six abridged parts between November and December 1995. It was followed by a series of 'Anthology' albums, which each topped the album charts in the United States.

In 2003 the complete series was issued on DVD, with an 81-minute special-features disc. Rumour had been rife of the existence of intimate footage of Paul, George and Ringo jamming together during breaks in the making of the "Anthology"; the bonus disc has covered footage of these never released jam sessions, in which "The Threetles" (the living Beatles) play non-Beatles material.

When the "Anthology" was first shown on American television, on ABC, the tagline for the network during the time was "A Beatle C". [ [http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/entertainment/1995/11/17/1995-11-17_closed_gov_t_no_open-_-shut_.html Closed Gov'T No Open-&-Shut Case ] ] [ABC print advertising, late 1995 and early 1996, TV Guide local edition]

Production details

*Editor: Andy Matthews
*Production Manager: Bryony Cranstoun
*Archive Consultats: Julian Adamoli/Geraldine Royds
*Design/Art Direction: Richard Ward /The Team
*Cover Concept: Klaus Voormann
*Cover Painting: Klaus Voormann /Alfons Kiefer
*Picture Grading & Image Restoration: Ascent Media, London
*Picture Aspect: 4:3
*Sound: LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, DTS 5.1 surround sound

DVD One

All songs are written by Lennon-McCartney and performed by The Beatles, unless otherwise noted.

Episode One (July '40 to March '63) - 1:18:53

"You couldn't get a cup of sugar, never mind a rock' n' roll record." - George Harrison"
# Liverpool: The Childhood Years [7:35]
# Discovering Rock & Roll [11:23]
# John, Paul & George – The Beginning of The Beatles [5:21]
# First Recordings 1958 – 1960 [2:55]
# Stuart Sutcliffe [3:20]
# Early Tours [6:59]
# Pete Best [2:07]
# Hamburg [13:16]
# Growing Pains [1:09]
# Stuart Sutcliffe Leaves [2:08]
#*Excerpts of the following songs:
#**I'm Down
#**FBI ("Marvin-Welch-Harris") — Performed by The Shadows
# The Cavern [4:08]
#*Excerpts of the following songs:
#**Long Tall Sally ("Johnson-Blackwell-Penniman")
#**Kansas City ("Leiber-Stoller")
# Decca Sessions [1:28]
#*Audition tapes recorded at the Decca Studios, London on 1st January, 1962.
#**Three Cool Cats ("Leiber-Stoller") — George Harrison on lead vocal and Pete Best on drums.
#**The Sheik of Araby ("Smith-Wheeler-Snyder") — George Harrison on lead vocal and Pete Best on drums.
#*Audition tape recorded at the Parlophone on 6 June 1962.
#**Besame Mucho ("Velazquez-Skylar") — Paul McCartney on lead vocal and Pete Best on drums.
# George Martin [1:40]
#*The Beatles and George Martin, Record Producer, discuss the context of their meeting after Brian Epstein “HAVE SECURED CONTRACT FOR BEATLES TO RECORDED FOR EMI ON PARLOPHONE LABEL 1ST RECORDING DATE SET FOR JUNE 6TH.” (The text of the Telegram of Brian Epstein.)
# Ringo Arrives [4:44]
# “Love Me Do” [3:13]
#*Love Me Do — Footage of the Beatles performing the song in 1963, which merges at the very end to a small footage of Ringo playing drums in 1995 during the Anthology sessions.
# “Please Please Me” – “We’re No. 1” [7:27]
#*How Do You Do It? ("Murray")
#**Audio footage of performance by Mitch Murray.
#**Video footage of performance by Gerry and the Pacemakers.
#**Audio footage of the performance by The Beatles, recorded at Abbey Road Studios on 4 September 1962.
#*Please Please Me - performed live in 1964 on the Ed Sullivan Show
#*Leave My Kitten Alone ("John-Turner-McDougal") — Basic recording done on 14 August, 1964 at Abbey Road Studios and played in the DVD while showing the ‘Credits’.

Episode Two (March '63 to February '64) - 1:11:43

"George and I shared an apartment in Green Street, Park Lane... Wow! ₤45 a week. A fortune." - Ringo Starr"
# Racing Up The Ladder [11:02]
#*Help! - Title song played at the beginning of each episode.
#*I'll Be on My Way – Radio out-take.
#*Lonesome Tears In My Eyes ("Burnette-Burnette-Burlinson-Jerome") – Radio out-take.
#*That's All Right (Mama) ("Crudup") – Radio out-take.
#*If You’re Irish, Come Into The Parlour ("Glenville-Miler") – Performed by John Lennon.
#*Look Who It Is ("Schroeder-Hawker") – Performed by Helen Shapiro.
#*Thank You Girl
#*Sound collage of studio outtakes: I Saw Her Standing ThereMiseryAnna (Go to Him) ("Alexander") – Chains ("Goffin-King") – Boys ("Dixon-Farrell") – Ask Me WhyPlease Please MeLove Me DoP.S. I Love You – Baby It's You ("David-Williams-Bacharach") – Do You Want to Know a SecretA Taste of Honey ("Scott-Marlow") – There's a Place
#*Twist and Shout ("Medley-Russell")
# Touring Britain – 1963 [11:30]
#*Oh Pretty Woman ("Orbison-Dees") – Performed by Roy Orbison.
#*From Me to You
#*There's a Place
#*It Won't Be Long
#*She Loves You
# London – 1963 [15:04]
#*I Wanna Be Your Man (Performed by the Rolling Stones) — “We virtually finished it in front of them because they needed a record.” (John)
#*I Wanna Be Your Man — “They did it first – we did it with Ringo after.” (John)
# Early Television Appearances [3:45]
#*Excerpts of footage from the Big Night Out TV Show.
#*Footages of live performance on the "Morecambe and Wise Show", recorded at ATV's Elstree TV studio's on Monday 2nd December 1963, and broadcast on Saturday 18 April, 1964 (8.25 pm).
#**Moonlight Bay ("Madden-Wenrich")
#**I Like It ("Murray") – Performed by Eric Morecambe.
# Voice Clips from Abbey Road Studios [4:56]
#* Sound collage of studio outtakes: One After 909I Saw Her Standing ThereThis BoyI Should Have Known BetterTell Me WhyI Want to Hold Your HandI'll Be BackMr. Moonlight ("Johnson") – No ReplyWhat You're Doing
# Reflections on Sudden Fame [5:13]
#*This Boy
# Beatlemania [4:41]
#*Footages of live performance on Drop In TV Show, Sweden, 3rd November, 1963.
#**I Saw Her Standing There
#**Long Tall Sally ("Johnson-Penniman-Blackwell")
# Royal Variety Performance [9:43]
#*Footages of live performance during "The Royal Command Performance" at The Prince of Wales theatre on 4 November 1963, and broadcast on TV and radio on Sunday 10 November 1963.
#*Includes John's "Jewellery" comment as an introduction to "Twist and Shout": “For our last number, I’d like to ask your help. Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands and the rest of you, if you’d just rattle your jewellery?”
#**From Me to You
#**Till There Was You ("Wilson")
#**Twist and Shout ("Russell-Medley")
# Second Album: “With The Beatles” [9:39]
#*All My Loving – Played in the background of John saying: "We wanted to give people their money's worth with our records. Our policy was to put 14 tracks a side – it was brand new and never put singles on the albums. Everybody else who had a hit single made an album around it."
#*Please Mister Postman ("Dobbins-Garrett-Gorman-Holland-Bateman")
#*Roll Over Beethoven ("Berry") – Footages of live performance at Stockholm, Sweden on 24 October 1963.
#*I Want to Hold Your Hand
# Olympia Theatre, Paris – 1964 [1:22]
#*Footages of the Beatles arriving at Le Bourget Airport, Paris on 14 January 1964.
# “I Want to Hold Your Hand” Reaches No. 1 in The U.S. [5:50]
#*I Want to Hold Your Hand – Played in the background of footages of the Beatles leaving England for America at the London Airport on 7 February 1964.
#*One After 909 – Played while showing the ‘Credits’.

DVD Two

All songs are written by Lennon-McCartney and performed by The Beatles, unless otherwise noted.

Episode Three (February '64 to July '64) - 1:12:56

"Miami! That was just like paradise because we'd never been anywhere with palm trees." - Paul McCartney"
# Arrival In The U.S. – February 1964 [10:00]
#*Help! - Title song played at the beginning of each episode.
#*Footages of the Beatles arriving at the John F Kennedy Airport, New York, 7 February 1964. Voice of Beatles Manager Brian Epstein can be heard saying – “If there was a turning point in their carrier, a specific date on which the scope of their future was to be altered, then it was the day they touched down at Kennedy International New York to a welcome seldom equalled anywhere in history.”
#*Pride and Joy ("Whitfield-Gaye-Stevenson") - Performed by Marvin Gaye.
#*Excerpts of telephonic conversaation between Brian and the "Boys":
#**Brian: “How many of your records are in the American hit parade?”
#**George: “We’ve got six in the top hundred: I Want to Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Please Please Me, From Me to You, My Bonnie, which is a laugh, and I Saw Her Standing There. You know in New York three records are number one: Please Please Me, She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand.”
# First Appearance On The Ed Sullivan Show [3:55]
#*All My Loving – Footages of the first appearance of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show at New York on 9 February 1964.
#*Paul remarking later: “It's still supposed to be the largest viewing audience ever in the States”.
#*Footage of the wire from Elvis Presley and Colonel Tom Parker: “CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR APPEARANCE ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW AND YOUR VISIT TO AMERICA. WE HOPE YOUR ENGAGEMENT WILL BE A SUCCESSFUL ONE AND YOUR VISIT PLEASANT.”
#*George commenting later: “... ... they said there was the least reported, or no reported crime. Even the criminals had a rest for ten minutes while we were on.”
# The Coliseum Concert – Washington D.C. [10:29]
#*Footages of the Beatles performing at the Washington Coliseum on 11 February, 1964:
#**She Loves You — “We’d like to thank everybody for buying this particular record – for starting us off in America … …” (Intro by Paul)
#**I Saw Her Standing There — “… … We’d like you to join in – clap your hands and stamp your feet … …” (Intro by Paul)
#**Please Please Me — “… … This song was released in America. It didn’t do anything. It was released later again and, well, it's doing something. … …” (Intro by Paul)
# Reception At The British Embassy [1:08]
#*Footages of the Beatles’ Reception at the British Embassy at Washington on 11 February 1964.
# Miami Beach [3:00]
#*I'll Follow the Sun – Played over footages of still photographs taken by different members of the group with their Pentax Cameras showing various moments of their visit to the Miami Beach.
# Second Appearance On The Ed Sullivan Show [3:54]
#*Footages from the Ed Sullivan Show Rehearsals, Miami, 16 February, 1964
#*This Boy – Excerpts of footages of the Beatles’ second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show at the Deauville Hotel.
#*“These youngsters from Liverpool, England … … Their conduct over here, not only as fine professional singers but as a group of fine youngsters will leave an imprint with everyone over here who has met them.” — Ed Sullivan
# Return To England [1:59]
#*I Want to Hold Your Hand – Footages of the Fab Four returning to England after conquering America and meeting the press at the London Airport on 22nd February 1964.
# “They’re Going To Put Us In The Movies” [2:56]
#*Paul: “… I’m talking about this progression with the Beatles. From the Stevedores’ and Dockers’ Union, the Cavern, better clubs. So films was one that we’d always thought of. ... We were interested in films and what happened was Brian started talking to people, knowing of our interest and he came up with Dick Lester's name.
#*Footages of the classic comedy short film "Running Jumping Standing Still" directed by Dick Lester.
#*Paul: “… Dick came round. He was a bit of a musician, played jazz piano, so he was even more interesting. … He got hold of Alun Owen, a Welsh playwright who’d written "Last Tram to Lime Street". … He picked up little quotes like “He's very clean, isn’t he?” He picked up the jokes and sarcasm, the Beatle humour, John's wit and each one of us, Ringo's laconic humour. He picked up our characters, which was good. …”
# Filming “A Hard Day's Night” [10:54]
#*Footages from the film A Hard Day's Night showing glimpses of various episodes, and, playing the following songs:
#**A Hard Day's Night
#**I Should Have Known Better
#**If I Fell
#**Can’t Buy Me Love (Film version)
#**Can’t Buy Me Love (NME Poll Winners’ Concert, London version)
#***The footages of the two versions of the song "Can’t Buy Me Love" are merged with one another.
# “In His Own Write” [3:00]
#*Footages from the television program Not Only But Also, where John Lennon reads from his book In His Own Write.
#*Photographs of "The Daily Howl", a daily comic drawn by John Lennon in his school days.
# World Tour 1964 [14:45]
#*Footages of the interview of Derek Taylor, the Beatles’ Press Officer, regarding his visit to Torquay accompanying Brian Epstein while he was writing A Cellarful of Noise.
#*Footages of discussion on the event of temporary replacement of Ringo Starr by Jimmy Nicol, due to Ringo's tonsillitis, during the World Tour of 1964 covering Holland & Hong Kong.
#**Long Tall Sally ("Johnson-Blckwell-Penniman") – Footages of the group performing at Holland on 5 June 1964.
#**I'll Be Back - Played over footages of the groups’ visit to Holland, followed by their arrival at the Kaitak Airport, Hong Kong on 8 June 1964.
#**Any Time at All – Played over footages of the group's arrival at the Mascot Airport, Sydney on 11 June, 1964.
#*Footages of the Beatles’ performance at the Festival Hall, Melbourne on 17 June, 1964
#**All My Loving
#**You Can't Do That
# World Premiere of “A Hard Day's Night” [2:14]
#*A Hard Day's Night – Played over footages of the World Premiere of the film A Hard Day's Night at London on 6 July 1964.
# Liverpool Homecoming [5:42]
#*Things We Said Today – Played over footages of the boys’ home coming to Liverpool on 10 July 1964.
#*I'll Be Back (Demo version) – Played while showing the Credits.

Episode Four (August '64 to August '65) - 1:10:33

"She (The Queen) seemed pleasant enough, you know; made us relax." - John Lennon"
# First Major U.S. Tour – Summer, 1964 [9:12]
#*Help! - Title song played at the beginning of each episode.
#*Rock and Roll Music ("Berry")
#*Footages of the Beatles performing at The Hollywood Bowl on 23rd August 1964 —
#**All My Loving
#**She Loves You
# Meeting Bob Dylan [3:01]
#*Footages of discussions on Bob Dylan and his music:
#**Paul: “He was our idol.”
#**Ringo: “Bob was our hero. … I heard of Bob through John. He played the records to me. It was just great.”
#**George: “Not an idol but we heard his record; we’d listen to his album. It really gave us a buzz and we played it over and over again. … I think he was Freewheelin’.”
#**John: “We loved Bob Dylan.”
#*Footages of live performance of Bob Dylan
#**The Times They Are a-Changin' ("Dylan")
#**A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall ("Dylan")
# The Pressures of Touring [6:13]
#*Slow Down ("Williams") – Played in the background of footages of the Beatles returning from America, photographed at the London Airport on 21 September 1964, where they played 32 shows in 34 days in 24 different cities.
# Feedback – “I Feel Fine” [3:50]
#*I Feel Fine – The group discussing the use of sound effects like feedback in their music:
#**George Martin: “John had mucked around with feedbacks for a while. Yes, it was intentional. … I think it was the first time that feedback was used on a record. … It was his idea, it was great.”
#**George: “He figured out how to do it. We used to do it on stage then. … In a way, he invented Jimi Hendrix.”
#**Paul: “It probably was, actually.”
# Recording “Beatles for Sale” [8:49]
#*Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey ("Leiber-Stoller"/"Penniman") – Footages from the Shindig TV Show, London
#*I'm a Loser – Footages from live performance at the Palais des Sports, Paris
#*Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby ("Perkins") – Footages from live performance at the Palais des Sports, Paris
# Filming “Help!’ [14:27]
#*Footages from the film Help! showing glimpses of various episodes, and, playing the following songs:
#**Another Girl
#**The Night Before
#**You're Going to Lose That Girl
#**You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
#**Help! (Live at the Big Night Out TV Show, Blackpool)
# “Yesterday” [5:09]
#*Footages from the Big Night Out TV Show, Blackpool – the Beatles’ only British television appearance to promote Help! ... and the first solo stage performance of "Yesterday". Recorded and broadcast on Sunday, 1st August, 1965 from the ABC Theatre, Blackpool from 9:10 to 10:05 p.m.
#**Yesterday
#**I'm Down
# NME Poll Winners’ Concert – April 11, 1965 [2:00]
#*I Feel Fine
#*She's a Woman
# George Talks About His Songs [4:07]
#*George: “They’d been writing since we were at school. They’d written all – or most of their bad songs before we got into the recording studio. I had to come from nowhere and start writing and to have something at least quality enough to put in the record with all their wondrous hits.”
#*Act Naturally ("Russell-Morrison") (Live at the Big Night Out TV Show, Blackpool) — “Now something we don’t often do. Give someone a chance to sing who doesn’t often sing. And here he is. All out of key and nervous, singing "Act Naturally".” — Intro by Ringo
# “Ticket to Ride” [2:44]
#*Ticket to Ride - Footages of two versions of the song, the live version at Blackpool and the taped TV promotional film version, are merged with one another.
# The Beatles Receive The MBE From The Queen [11:01]
#*Eight Days a Week - Played behind the footages of people storming gates of the Buckingham Palace, London on the day of the Beatles receiving the MBEs from the Queen.
#*If You've Got Trouble" (Take 1) - Played while showing the Credits.

DVD Three

All songs are written by Lennon-McCartney and performed by The Beatles, unless otherwise noted.

Episode Five (August '65 to July '66) - 1:11:47

"We were all expanding in all areas in our life; opening up to a lot of different attitudes." - Ringo Starr"
# Shea Stadium Concert – August 15, 1965 [15:37]
#*Help! - Title song played at the beginning of each episode.
#*Ed Sullivan welcomes The Beatles to the concert at Shea Stadium, New York, 15 August 1965 – “Ladies and gentlemen, Honoured by their country, decorated by their Queen and loved here in America … Here are the Beatles!”
#**Twist and Shout ("Russel-Medley") [Live]
#**I Feel Fine [Live]
#**Baby's in Black [Live]
#**I'm Down [Live]
#**Help! [Live]
# Meeting Elvis Presley [5:04]
#*Mohair Sam ("Frazier") - Performed by Charlie Rich
#*Hound Dog ("Leiber-Stoller") - Last notes of the song, performed by Elvis Presley
# More Tour Pressure [2:31]
#*Run for Your Life
# New Musical Directions – “Rubber Soul” And “Revolver” [8:20]
#*In My Life [Overdub on 22nd October, 1965 – Take 3] – Played in the background over footages showing the band talking about the new musical directions.
#**George Martin: “… They were finding new frontiers all the time.”
#**Ringo: “… Our whole attitude was changing. … I think grass was really influential in a lot of our changes.”
#**Paul: “The direction was changing away from poppy stuff. … We branched out into songs that are a bit more surreal, more entertaining. … Dylan was starting to influence us quite heavily at that point.”
#**John: “When it got sort of contemporary as it were, a contemporary influence … I think "Rubber Soul" was about when it started happening.”
#*Drive My Car [Recorded on 13 October 1965 – Take 4) – Nowhere Man [Remake recorded on 22nd October, 1965 - Take 4] – A musical collage played over footages of still photographs showing different moments of the band in studio during recording of Rubber Soul.
#*Rāga Charu Kishi – Footage showing snippets of a "Sitar Recital" of the Rāga by Ravi Shankar; George discussing the context of using sitar in "Norwegian Wood".
#*Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (12 October 1965 - Take 1) – Played over footages of still photographs showing different moments of the band recording the song.
#*Nowhere Man [Remake recorded on 22nd October, 1965 - Take 4] – Played in the background over Paul discussing the stretchd photo on the cover of the album Rubber Soul; the photo being the result of backward falling of the album-sized piece of cardboard on which photographer Bob Freeman was projecting photos at Lennon's house.
# “Yellow Submarine” [3:40]
#*Yellow Submarine [Recorded 26 May, 1966 – Take 5] - Footages from the film Yellow Submarine.
#*Taxman ("Harrison") [Overdub on 22nd April 1966 – Take 12] - Played over footages of still photographs showing different moments of the band recording the song; and George discussing the social context of the song – “… In those days we paid 19s.6d. out of every £1. … That was with super-tax, surtax and tax-tax and stuff.”
# “Tomorrow Never Knows” [1:27]
#*Tomorrow Never Knows — “That's me in my "Tibetan Book of the Dead" period ... ...” - John
# Technical Limitations in the Studio [2:56]
#*Nowhere Man – Footage of the Beatles’ live performance of the song at Circus Crone, Munich.
# LSD (3:15)
#*“We were just insane. We all thought there was a fire in the lift. Just a little red light and we were all screaming, all hysterical.” - John
# “Day Tripper” [3:15]
#*Day Tripper [Recorded on 16 October, 1965 – Take 3) - Taped TV promotional film of the song. — “"Day Tripper" – that was a drug song, I just liked the word.” - John
# “We Can Work It Out” [2:47]
#*We Can Work It Out (Overdub on 29 October, 1965 – Take 2) - Taped TV promotional film of the song.
# Taped TV Promotional Films [1:34]
#*“Going to the TV studios to promote our records was too much of a hassle. We’ll just make our own little films and we’ll put them out.” – George
# “Paperback Writer” [2:55]
#*Paperback Writer [Overdub on 14 April, 1966 onto recording of 13 April, 1966 - Take 2] - Footage of promotional film of the song.
#**“... ... we can’t go everywhere. We’ll send these things out to promote the record. These days, everybody does that. It's just part of your promotion for a single, so I suppose in a way we invented MTV.” - George
# “Rain” [3:02]
#*Rain [Overdub on 16 April, 1966 onto recording of 14 April, 2006 - Take 7] - Footage of promotional film of the song. — “That's the first record with backwards music on it.” - John
# World Tour 1966 [15:24]
#*Got to Get You into My Life – Played over footage showing the Beatles arriving at the Haneda Airport, Tokyo on 30 June, 1966.
#*Footages of the Beatles’ live performance at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo on 30 June, 1966:
#**Rock and Roll Music ("Berry")
#**Paperback Writer
#**Yesterday
#*The Word – Played over footages of still photographs and video recordings of “trouble in the Philippines”.
#*And Your Bird Can Sing (Take 2) - Played while showing the Credits.

Episode Six (July '66 to June '67) - 1:10:49

"I should have said television is more popular than Jesus; then I might have got away with it." - John Lennon"
# Trouble in the Philippines [8:35]
#*Help! - Title song played at the beginning of each episode.
#*The Word
# “Eleanor Rigby” [9:25]
#*Eleanor Rigby - Solo performance of Paul McCartney amulgating into the performance by The Beatles, ending with the solo performance.
#*Footage of the Brian Epstein Press Conference at New York on 6 August, 1966 regarding an early 1966 interview that John Lennon gave to the "Evening Standard"
#*Footage from the Beatles' Press Conference at Chicago on 11 August, 1966 where John Lennon talks on the Bigger than Jesus controversy.
#*I'm Only Sleeping
# Touring Takes It Toll [2:35]
# The Last Concert – San Francisco, August 29, 1966 [4:52]
#*For No One played over the footages from the Concert.
# Individual Directions [5:44]
#*Footages from the movie How I Won the War directed by Dick Lester showing John Lennon acting.
#*Footages showing Ringo Starr hanging around with John Lennon in Spain during the shooting of "How I Won the War".
#*Footages of the six week visit of India by George Harrison.
#*Footages from the film "The Family Way" where Paul McCartney wrote the film score teaming up with George Martin which eventually won the Ivor Novello Award for the Best Film Song for "Love in the Open Air".
#**Music from The Family Way (McCartney) - Performed by The Tudor Minstrels
#**Love in the Open Air (McCartney-Martin) - Performed by The Tudor Minstrels
# The Making of “Strawberry Fields Forever” [5:50]
#*Strawberry Fields Forever
#*Release Me (Miller-Williams-Yount) – Performed by Engelbert Humperdinck
# “Penny Lane” [5:17]
#*Penny Lane
# “Sgt. Pepper's” [5:35]
#*Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
#*With a Little Help from My Friends
#*Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
#*Within You Without You (Instrumental) ("Harrison")
# “A Day in the Life” [10:08]
#*A Day in the Life
#*Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
# Reaction to “Sgt. Pepper's” [3:07]
#*Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – Footage showing live performance by Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 31, 1970.
# Drugs Reflect The Times [4:38]
# “Baby You’re A Rich Man” [5:03]
#*Baby You're a Rich Man
#*Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1) - Played while showing the Credits.

DVD Four

All songs are written by Lennon-McCartney and performed by The Beatles, unless otherwise noted.

Episode Seven (June '67 to July '68) - 1:13:40

"We got backstage to see Maharishi and I said to him: 'Got any mantras?'" - George Harrison"
# Satellite Broadcast of “All You Need is Love” [10:10]
#*Help! - Title song played at the beginning of each episode.
#*All You Need Is Love - 'Our World' Global Satellite Broadcast on 25 June 1967.
# Meeting The Maharishi [4:17]
# Brian Epstein's Death [8:16]
#*You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - 18 February, 1965 (Take 5) - Brian died on 27August, 1967; some state that this song is a reference to Brian Epstein, the group's manager, who was homosexual (homosexuality was a criminal offence in Britain at the time).
# “Magical Mystery Tour” [10:05]
#*Magical Mystery Tour - Footages from the film Magical Mystery Tour.
#*You Made Me Love You ("McCarthy-Monaco") Performed by: Jessie Robbins and The Magical Mystery Tour Passengers; footages from the film Magical Mystery Tour.
#*The Fool On The Hill - Footages from the film Magical Mystery Tour.
#*Your Mother Should Know - Footages from the film Magical Mystery Tour. This scene, known as the 'staircase' scene, was filmed in the disused aircraft hangars at RAF West Malling in Kent, in September 1967.
#*Flying ("Lennon-McCartney-Harrison-Starkey") - Footages from the film Magical Mystery Tour. In this sequence, the music is accompanied in the film by colour-altered images of landscape in Iceland, taken from an aeroplane; these shots were provided from outtakes of Stanley Kubrick's famous comedy Dr. Strangelove.
# “I Am The Walrus” [5:11]
#*I Am The Walrus - Footages from the film Magical Mystery Tour. This scene was filmed on the disused airfield runways at RAF West Malling in Kent, in September 1967.
# “Hello Goodbye” [3:45]
#*Hello Goodbye - A promotional film for the Ed Sullivan Show.
# The Apple Boutique [2:20]
# Rishikesh, India [8:42]
#*Across the Universe - 3 February, 1968 (Take 2).
#*Dear Prudence
#*I Will - 16 September, 1968 (Take 1).
#*Dera Dhun ("Harrison") - Performed by George Harrison.
#*Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
# Apple Records [7:58]
#*Footage of Apple Press Conference, New York, 14 May, 1968.
#*Sour Milk Sea ("Harrison") Performed by: Jackie Lomax.
#*Something In The Way She Moves ("Taylor") Performed by: James Taylor.
#*Maybe Tomorrow ("Evans") Performed by: The Iveys.
#*No Matter What ("Ham") Performed by: Badfinger.
#*Goodbye Performed by: Mary Hopkin.
# “Lady Madonna” [2:26]
#*Lady Madonna - 3rd and 6 February 1968.
# “Yellow Submarine” [4:05]
#* Yellow Submarine - Footage from the film Yellow Submarine.
#*All Together Now - Footage from the film Yellow Submarine.
# John Meets Yoko Ono [6:23]
#*Happiness Is a Warm Gun - May, 1968 (Esher Demo).
#*Two Virgins ("Lennon-Ono") Performed by: John Lennon & Yoko Ono
#*While My Guitar Gently Weeps ("Harrison") - Demo acoustic version (25 July, 1968) — Played while showing the 'Credits'.

Episode Eight (July '68 to The End) - 1:21:59

"I'm really glad that most of our songs were about love, peace and understanding." - Paul McCartney"
#The “White” Album [9:23]
#*Help! - Title song played at the beginning of each episode
#*Yer BluesBlackbirdWhat's The New Mary JaneOb-La-Di, Ob-La-DaGood NightRocky RacoonWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps ("Harrison") – Mother Nature's Son - PiggiesI WillJulia - Why Don't We Do It in the Road?I'm So TiredDon't Pass Me By ("Starkey") - A musical collage taking excerpts from live studio recording during The White Album sessions
# “Revolution” [3:21]
#*Revolution
# The Apple Boutique Closes [1:52]
# Hey Jude [8:27]
#*Footages of the Beatles performing live on 8 September 1968 at the FROST ON SUNDAY tele-show
#*David Frost Theme ("Martin")
#*Hey Jude
# Recording At Twickenham Studios [9:52]
#*I've Got a Feeling - Jamming at the Twickenham Studios
#*For You Blue ("Harrison") - Apple Recording Studio, Savile Row, London
# Billy Preston Sits In [2:59]
#*Get Back
# “The Long And The Winding Road” [3:49]
#*The Long and Winding Road
# The Rooftop Concert January 30, 1969 [10:03]
#*Don't Let Me Down performed at the Rooftop Concert
#*Get Back performed at the Rooftop Concert
#*Wedding Bells ("Fain-Kahal-Raskin") - Performed by Paul McCartney during recording of the Anthology Series
# “Let It Be” [4:08]
#*Let It Be - 'AN INTIMATE BIOSCOPIC EXPERIENCE WITH THE BEATLES'
# Paul Marries Linda, John Marries Yoko [2:57]
#*Paul marries Linda on 12 March 1969
#*John marries Yoko on 20 March 1969
# “The Ballad Of John And Yoko” [2:55]
#*The Ballad of John and Yoko
# Comments On The Break-Up Of The Band [5:28]
# “Abbey Road” [8:56]
#*Something ("Harrison")
#*Golden SlumbersOctopus's Garden ("Starkey") – Here Comes the Sun ("Harrison") – Come Together - A musical collage taking excerpts from live studio recording during the Abbey Road sessions
#*Because - The End - Showing footage of the last photo sessions on 22 August 1969
# “Free as a Bird” [7:49]
#*Free as a Bird ("Lennon/Lennon-McCartney-Harrison-Starkey") - The video.
#*Credits: A musical montage consisting of studio outtakes of - I Saw Her Standing ThereGot to Get You Into My LifeMiserySie Liebt DichAnd I Love HerBeing For The Benefit of Mr. Kite! - Rocky RacoonAll You Need Is Love - played over the 'Credits'

DVD Five

Special Features - 1:22:46

# Recollections – June 1994 [16:51] - Paul, George and Ringo spend a happy summer's day together; singing, playing and warmly remembering early days of room sharing, haircuts, Beatleboots, first cars and meeting Elvis.
#*"Baby What You Want Me To Do" ("Reed")
#*Raunchy ("Justis-Manker")
#*"Thinking of Linking" ("McCartney")
#*Blue Moon of Kentucky ("Monroe")
#*Ain't She Sweet ("Yellen-Ager")
# Compiling The Anthology Albums [10:48] - Paul, George, Ringo and George Martin detail the process of how they choose the tracks for Anthology Albums 1, 2 and 3.
#*A Day in the Life (Take 1)
# Back At Abbey Road – May 1995 [14:51] - Returning to Studio 2, Paul, George, Ringo and George Martin reflect on recording at Abbey Road Studios in the Sixties and some of the inventive techniques used in creating these recordings.
#*Golden Slumbers (Take 1)
#*I'm Only Sleeping
#*Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1 & Final Take)
# Recording “Free as a Bird” And “Real Love” [10:57] - Paul, George, Ringo and Jeff Lynne reveal how they were able to produce the two new Beatles tracks from John's original demos provided by Yoko. This section includes intimate footage filmed in the studio during the recording of the tracks.
#*Free as a Bird ("Lennon/Lennon-McCartney-Harrison-Starkey")
#*Real Love ("Lennon")
# Production Team [13:03] - Neil Aspinall, Derek Taylor, Geoff Wonfor, Chips Chipperfield and other key members of the Anthology production Team explain the process of how The Beatles Anthology series was created.
# Making The “Free as a Bird” Video [11:12] - An intriguing insight into how the Grammy award winning video for "Free as a Bird" was made. Director Joe Pytka explains how he and Apple developed the concept and discusses the innovative techniques that were used in the production.
#*Free as a Bird ("Lennon/Lennon-McCartney-Harrison-Starkey")
# “Real Love” Video [4:07] - The video that was not featured in the Anthology series, now remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound.
#*Real Love ("Lennon")
# Credits (0:57)

Multimedia

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