Anthology 2

Anthology 2

Infobox Album
Name = Anthology 2
Type = compilation
Artist = The Beatles

Released = 18 March 1996
Recorded = 15 June 1965–February 1995
Genre = Rock, psychedelic rock, pop
Length = 127:54
Label = EMI Apple, Capitol
Producer = George Martin, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Richard Starkey, Jeff Lynne
Reviews =
*Allmusic rating|3.5|5 [ link]
Last album = "Anthology 1"
This album = "Anthology 2"
Next album = "Anthology 3"

"Anthology 2" is a compilation album by The Beatles released in March 1996 by Apple Records as part of The Beatles Anthology series. The album includes rarities, live, and alternative tracks from the sessions for "Help!" through the sessions for "Magical Mystery Tour" and early 1968 sessions before the band travelled to India.

The album featured the second "new" Beatle-track, "Real Love", a re-worked song originally by John Lennon.

"Anthology 2" sold well, as did its predecessor – "Anthology 1". In the United States it debuted at #1, selling 442,000 copies the first week. The following week, the album fell to #2, selling 201,000 copies, being replaced by Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill". The album managed to spend 2 more weeks on the Top 10 (at #4 and then #8), remaining for 22 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 and then re-entering the charts twice, marking a #96 reach during the Christmas season of 1996. In all, the album spent 37 weeks on the charts (8 more than "Anthology 1") and sold 1,707,000 copies (confirmed by RIAA), being certified 2x Platinum.In the UK, the success was similar. "Anthology 1" debuted at #2 album when released in 1995, but its successor managed to reach #1, where it remained for one week. The album spent a total of 13 weeks on the UK Album Chart.

Track listing

All songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted (see Lennon/McCartney).

Disc one

#"Real Love" (Lennon)
#"Yes It Is" (Takes 2 & 14)
#"I'm Down" (Take 1)
#"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" (Takes 1, 2 & 5) [Mono]
#"If You've Got Trouble" (Take 1)
#"That Means a Lot" (Take 1)
#"Yesterday" (Take 1)
#"It's Only Love" (Takes 2 & 3) [Mono]
#"I Feel Fine" (Live at Blackpool Night Out)
#"Ticket to Ride" (Live at Blackpool Night Out)
#"Yesterday" (Live at Blackpool Night Out)
#"Help!" (Live at Blackpool Night Out)
#"Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" (Live at Shea Stadium) (Carl Perkins)
#"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (Take 1)
#"I'm Looking Through You" (Take 1)
#"12-Bar Original" (Edited Take 2) (Lennon/McCartney/George Harrison/Richard Starkey)
#"Tomorrow Never Knows" (Take 1)
#"Got to Get You Into My Life" (Take 5) [Mono]
#"And Your Bird Can Sing" (Take 2)
#"Taxman" (Take 11) (Harrison)
#"Eleanor Rigby" (Strings Only) (Take 14)
#"I'm Only Sleeping" (Rehearsal) [Mono]
#"I'm Only Sleeping" (Take 1) [Mono]
#"Rock and Roll Music" (Live at Nippon Budokan Hall) (Chuck Berry)
#"She's a Woman" (Live at Nippon Budokan Hall)

Disc two

#"Strawberry Fields Forever" (Demo Sequence)
#"Strawberry Fields Forever" (Take 1)
#"Strawberry Fields Forever" (Take 7 & Edit Piece) [Mono]
#"Penny Lane" (Take 9 Horn Overdub)
#"A Day in the Life" (Takes 1, 2, 6 & Orchestra)
#"Good Morning Good Morning" (Take 8)
#"Only a Northern Song" (Takes 3 & 12) (Harrison)
#"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" (Takes 1 & 2)
#"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" (Take 7 & Effects Tape)
#"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (Takes 6, 7 & 8)
#"Within You Without You" (Instrumental) (Harrison)
#"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" (Take 5) [Mono]
#"You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)"
#"I Am the Walrus" (Take 16)
#"The Fool on the Hill" (Demo) [Mono]
#"Your Mother Should Know" (Take 27)
#"The Fool on the Hill" (Take 4)
#"Hello, Goodbye" (Take 16)
#"Lady Madonna" (Takes 3 & 4)
#"Across the Universe" (Take 2)

Release dates and details

Chart positions

External links

* [ "Anthology 2"] at Graham Calkin's Beatles Pages

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