The three surviving Beatles try to set the record straight with their own autobiography and documentary series called The Beatles Anthology. To accompany the documentary film, three double-disc albums called The Beatles Anthology 1, Anthology 2 and Anthology 3 are released sequentially in 1995 and 1996. These CDs contain previously unreleased Beatles songs as well as live performances and outtakes from recording sessions.
The Beatles Anthology 1
Disc 1 1. Free as a Bird 2. We Were Four Guys...That's All [Interview] - John Lennon 3. That'll Be the Day 4. In Spite of All the Danger 5. Sometimes I'd Borrow...Those Still Exist [Interview] - Paul McCartney 6. Hallelujah, I Love Her So 7. You'll Be Mine 8. Cayenne 9. First of All...It Didn't Do a Thing Here [Interview] - Paul McCartney 10. My Bonnie 11. Ain't She Sweet 12. Cry for a Shadow 13. Brian Was a Beautiful Guy...He Presented Well [Interview] - John Lennon 14. I Secured Them...A Beatle Drink Even Then [Reading] - Brian Epstein 15. Searchin' 16. Three Cool Cats 17. Sheik of Araby 18. Like Dreamers Do 19. Hello Little Girl 20. Well, the Recording Test...By My Artists [Reading] - Brian Epstein 21. Besame Mucho 22. Love Me Do 23. How Do You Do It? 24. Please Please Me 25. One After 909 [False Starts] 26. One After 909 [Complete] 27. Lend Me Your Comb 28. I'll Get You 29. We Were Performers...In Britain [Interview] - John Lennon 30. I Saw Her Standing There 31. From Me to You 32. Money (That's What I Want) 33. You Really Got a Hold on Me 34. Roll over Beethoven
Disc 2 1. She Loves You 2. Till There Was You 3. Twist and Shout 4. This Boy 5. I Want to Hold Your Hand 6. Boys, What I Was Thinking... 7. Moonlight Bay 8. Can't Buy Me Love 9. All My Loving 10. You Can't Do That 11. And I Love Her 12. Hard Day's Night 13. I Wanna Be Your Man 14. Long Tall Sally 15. Boys 16. Shout 17. I'll Be Back [Take 2][Demo Version] 18. I'll Be Back [Take 3] 19. You Know What to Do 20. No Reply [Demo Version] 21. Mr. Moonlight 22. Leave My Kitten Alone 23. No Reply 24. Eight Days a Week [False Starts] 25. Eight Days a Week [Complete] 26. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
The Beatles (or Threetles) Reunite
For the first time since The Beatles disbanded in 1970, two new Beatles songs were released featuring Paul, George and Ringo collaborating with two previously recorded John Lennon tracks.
"Free As A Bird" was included on The Beatles Anthology 1. The music video features images of The Beatles intertwined with scenes from Liverpool, as well as numerous visual references to many Beatles songs and historical facts.
"Real Love" was included on The Beatles Anthology 2.
The Beatles Anthology Film
The Beatles Anthology Book
The book version of The Beatles Anthology was released on October 5, 2000. The over-sized hardcover book features pages of interviews and quotes from each of the four Beatles covering topics in chronological order.
The Beatles Anthology is not a narrative, but a collection of quotes accompanied by rare photographs compiled in an artsy theme. With conflicting recollections by John, Paul, George and Ringo of various events, The Beatles Anthology is a far cry from a definitive biography on The Beatles, yet, at the same time, it serves as the most important historical document linked to the history of The Beatles.