28 October 1996
| The Beatles|
| 28 October 1996 (1996-10-28)|
28 May 1968 – 3 January 1970
EMI Studios and Apple Studios, London
Yellow Submarine Songtrack
Rock music, Rock and roll, Pop music, Psychedelic rock
The Beatles albums, Rock and roll albums
Anthology 3 is a compilation album by the Beatles, released on 28 October 1996 by Apple Records as part of The Beatles Anthology series. The album includes rarities and alternative tracks from the final three years of the band's career, ranging from the initial sessions for The Beatles (better known as "the White Album") to the last sessions for Let It Be and Abbey Road in 1969 and early 1970. It is the last in a trilogy of albums with Anthology 1 and Anthology 2, all of which tie in with the televised special The Beatles Anthology.
The album was certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA and was the group's third double album in a row to reach number one on the US charts, equalling a record set by Donna Summer in the 1970s.
The Anthology albums were remastered and made available digitally on the iTunes Store on 14 June 2011, individually and as part of the Anthology Box Set.
Following "Free as a Bird" on Anthology 1 and "Real Love" on Anthology 2, a third John Lennon solo demo entitled "Now and Then" was to be reworked by the three surviving members of The Beatles (George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr) for Anthology 3. However, it was shelved due to complications and sound-quality issues involving Lennon's recording. In its place is "A Beginning", an orchestral instrumental track by producer George Martin, initially intended for the White Album as the intro to "Don't Pass Me By".
Connecting to the previous Anthology albums, the cover image painted by Klaus Voorman features a collage of Beatles-related imagery designed to appear as a wall of peeling posters and album covers. An updated picture of Voorman can be seen in Harrison's hair in a segment of the Revolver album cover.
All tracks in stereo, except where noted.
All tracks written by Lennon–McCartney, except where noted.
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