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The Beatles Anthology 

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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.
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1996   1995  
Top Rated TV #20 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Paul McCartney ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
George Harrison ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
Ringo Starr ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
George Martin ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
Neil Aspinall ...  Himself / ... 6 episodes, 1995-1996
Derek Taylor Derek Taylor ...  Himself 6 episodes, 1995-1996
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Storyline

This series is a documentary on the life and times of the Beatles. It features clips from many of their songs as well as in-depth descriptions of their songs, tours, and lives. Written by Marc A. Frigon

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UK

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English | French

Release Date:

11 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (DVD)

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4:3
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Trivia

The two new songs, "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love", were originally John Lennon demos. The three surviving Beatles added instrumentation to the demos and released the songs as singles in conjunction with the release of the special. In addition, John hadn't filled in the middle eight section of the demo for "Free As A Bird", so the surviving Beatles wrote a new section for that, which, according to Paul, was one of the reasons for choosing the song. It allowed them some input. See more »

Quotes

George Harrison: [on The Beatles' second visit to Shea Stadium] Yeah, okay I don't remember ever going there twice...
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Alternate Versions

The performance of "All You Need Is Love" from the TV special Our World was originally in black and white but was colorized for the purpose of this documentary. Some other bits of black and white footage have been colorized, all of which use photos from the period as a reference for the colorization. See more »

Connections

Features Let It Be (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Everbody's Trying to Be My Baby
Written by Carl Perkins
Performed by The Beatles
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Beatles' 'Long and Winding Road' well worth the ride
9 April 2003 | by rkinslerSee all my reviews

If you could roll the respective significance of `Citizen Kane,' `Gone With the Wind' and `Lawrence of Arabia' into one film, you might have somewhat of an idea what the Beatles mean to contemporary music. Indeed, while Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly laid the groundwork, the Beatles forever defined the musical and artistic boundaries by which all future pop players would be judged. Indeed, the DVD format has provided modern day audiences with a chance to see why the Fab Four's legacy is something much more significant than a mere history lesson. `The Beatles Anthology' (released April 1, 2003 on DVD) picks up where the 2002-issued collector's edition release of `A Hard Day's Night' left off, providing more insight into the minds and music of the band that put Liverpool on the map. In addition to the in-depth chronology taking viewers on a magical mystery trip through the 1960s, new and never-before-seen material features interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the late George Harrison at Abbey Road Studios in May 1995 as they listen to classic Beatles tracks with producer George Martin. The jewel of the release is additional footage of the three one-time mop tops jamming together in George Harrison's garden.

DVD extras? You get them here. Indeed, the DVD release features a bonus disc featuring approximately 80 minutes of material more than the deluxe, eight-volume VHS release that expanded on the ABC special broadcast on Nov. 19, 22 and 23, 1995. Needless to say, all fans of rock music and 20th century pop culture should own this collection.


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