A deluxe, eight-volume chronicle of the complete history of the Beatles, this definitive collection features ten hours of footage culled from interviews, live concerts, studio sessions, feature films, home movies and more. The home video release contains five hours of exclusive material not seen in the television broadcast.
The DVD release contains a bonus disc featuring a further 80 minutes of rare and previously unseen material. Amongst the extra footage is a 46 minute performance by Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, filmed when the three briefly reconvened in the Summer or 1994. The material they perform reverts back to songs originating from their early club days in Liverpool and Hamburg, including "Blue Moon of Kentucky," "Ain't She Sweet," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and many more.
The Beatles Anthology: Special Features:
RECOLLECTIONS: Paul, George and Ringo spend a happy summer's day together; singing, playing and warmly remembering early days of room sharing, haircuts, Beatleboots, first cars and meeting Elvis. Songs they perform are Baby What Do You Want Me To Do, Raunchy, Thinking of Linking, Blue Moon of Kentucky and Ain't She Sweet
COMPILING THE ANTHOLOGY ALBUMS: Paul, George, Ringo and George Martin detail the process of how they chose the tracks for Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - and George Martin plays back the tape of the seminal first-take of A Day In The Life.
BACK AT ABBEY ROAD - MAY 1995: Returning to Studio 2, Paul, George, Ringo and George Martin reflect on recording Golden Slumbers, I'm Only Sleeping and Tomorrow Never Knows at Abbey Road studio's in the Sixties and some inventive techniques used in creating these recordings
RECORDING 'FREE AS A BIRD' and 'REAL LOVE': Paul, George and Jeff Lyne reveal how they were able to produce the two new Beatles tracks from John's original demo's provided by Yoko. This section includes intimate footage filmed in the studio during the recording of the tracks.
PRODUCTION TEAM: Neil Aspinall, Derek Taylor, Geoff Wonfor, Chips Chipperfield and other members of the Anthology production team explain the process of how The Beatles Anthology series was created.
MAKING THE 'FREE AS A BIRD' Video: An intriguing insight into how the Grammy Winning video for 'Free As A Bird' was made. Director Joe Pytka explains how he and Apple developed the concept and discusses the innovative techniques that were used in the production.
'REAL LOVE' Video: The video that was not featured in the series, now remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound.
Length: 1393 mins
No. of Discs: 5
Aspect Ratio: 1.33
Interactive Menus: Yes
Scene Selection: Yes