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Beatles' 'Anthology' compilations now streaming

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Beatles diehards may have been disappointed when the iconic band added their discography to streaming services in December, but neglected to include their three Anthology collections. But as of Monday, listeners can stream the three volumes — which contain alternate versions and studio outtakes totaling more than six hours — on major streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.

The Anthology collections were originally released in 1995 and 1996 as two-disc volumes. Anthology 1 covers 1958 to 1964, Anthology 2 tackles 1964 to 1968, and Anthology 3 hits 1968 to 1970. Anthology, Volumes 1-3 also include the songs “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love,” which were demos John Lennon recorded in 1977 that the band’s surviving three members completed in 1995.

According to a press release, the Anthology compilations “were remastered at Abbey Road Studios by the same team of engineers responsible for The Beatles’ Grammy-winning 2009 studio album remasters.”