|1. Real Love|
|2. Yes It Is|
|3. I'm Down|
|4. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away|
|5. If You've Got Trouble|
|6. That Means A Lot|
|8. It's Only Love|
|9. I Feel Fine|
|10. Ticket To Ride|
See all 25 tracks on this disc
|1. Strawberry Fields Forever (Demo Sequence)|
|2. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1)|
|3. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 7 And Edit Piece)|
|4. Penny Lane|
|5. A Day In The Life|
|6. Good Morning Good Morning|
|7. Only A Northern Song|
|8. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! (Takes 1 And 2)|
|9. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! (Take 7)|
|10. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds|
See all 20 tracks on this disc
The live versions of 1965 material start the first disc off and then it moves to the more inventive songs from "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver." There are several very interesting alternate takes here, but the real excitement is on the second disc. Here one sees the evolution in sound during the making of "Sgt. Pepper," and it becomes very clear that the Beatles could have gone many different directions with their new songs. The "Magical Mystery Tour" material is first rate; unfortunately, many people have forgotten this over the past 30 years.
The absolute highlight of the collection for me is the sparse version of 'Across the Universe' that closes the second disc. It is light years better than the half-baked version that turned up on "Let it Be" three years later. "Anthology 2" shows the Beatles at the height of their powers, and in this it pleases Fab Four Fanatics or general music fans alike.
It's good to know how the Beatles recorded their famous songs with such creativity, inventiveness and not to mention some sense of humor as well. Listening to this album feels like we're personally "witnessing" and hearing the band's jam sessions inside the studio, or "watching" their concerts.
Overall, it's a very decent album. Definitely a must for die-hard Beatlemaniacs.