4/4/2016 by Gil Kaufman, Reposted from Billboard (here)
We had to wait until last Christmas to hear the Beatles’ studio albums on streaming services. On Monday morning (Apr. 4) at 12:01 a.m., the Fab Four went all in, offering remastered version of their Anthology albums on all major services.
Anthology, Volumes 1-3, which were originally released in two-disc sets in 1995 and 1996, included rare and previously unreleased recordings, plus studio outtakes, alternate versions and singles “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love.” Upon their original release, the collections went multi-platinum in several countries and “Free as a Bird” (completed by George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr from 1977 demos recorded by John Lennon) was the Beatles’ 34th top 10 hit in the U.S.
All three volumes were remastered at Abbey Road Studios by the same group of engineers who worked on the band’s Grammy-winning 2009 studio album remasters. The tracks can be heard on major international services including Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Microsoft Groove, Prime Music, Rhapsody, Slacker Radio, Spotify and Tidal, as well as dozens of local streaming partners around the world.
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