All three volumes go digital in two weeks
iTunes have set a 14 June world wide release date for the digital versions of The Beatles' three remastered 'Anthology' music collections.
'Anthology, Vols. 1-3' have been digitally remastered by the same team of engineers at EMI Music's Abbey Road Studios responsible for remastering The Beatles' original UK studio albums, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release. The collections feature original collage artwork created by Klaus Voormann from classic Beatles imagery.
Originally released in 2-CD volumes in 1995 and 1996, 'Anthology''s three chronological collections of rare and previously unreleased Beatles recordings include studio outtakes and alternate versions. The "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love" singles, from 'Anthology, Vol. 1' and 'Anthology, Vol. 2,' respectively, were completed in 1995 by George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr from 1977 demos recorded by John Lennon.
There is also a free three part Beatles documentary currently available on iTunes ahead of the release of the Anthologies. Meet The Beatles features testimonials from the likes of Brian Wilson, Dave Grohl, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, T Bone Burnett and Rick Rubin.