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The Beatles takes and early versions of songs that have been released are still collectables. Some are very common releases such as The Beatles Anthology. The studio sessions which have been taped when The Beatles were rehearsing are found at EMI Studios. Some are never released, others are bootlegged.


The Beatles Anthology (Official releases)

The Beatles Anthology is the most popular release of the studio sessions of The Beatles. It also includes live performances, TV footage, early demos, a DVD and book release. The Beatles Anthology comes in 5 releases:

The Beatles Anthology (bootlegs)

Bootleggers issued many more unofficial volumes of the Anthology series, each containing a wide array of unreleased tracks. (Naturally, a number of songs are repeated across these releases.) These bootlegs include:

  • The Beatles Anthology Plus
  • The Beatles Anthology More
  • The Beatles Anthology Extra
  • The Beatles Anthology 2000
  • The Beatles Let It Be Anthology
  • The Beatles Get Back Anthology
  • The Beatles Anthology 4
  • The Beatles Anthology 5
  • The Beatles Anthology 6
  • The Beatles Anthology Outtakes 1
  • The Beatles Anthology Outtakes 2
  • The Beatles Anthology Outtakes 3
  • The Beatles Anthology Demos
  • The Beatles Anthology Mixes
  • John Lennon Anthology
  • Paul McCartney Anthology
  • George Harrison Anthology
  • Ringo Starr Anthology

Unreleased studio sessions


Phillips Sound Recording Service

  • In Spite of All the Danger (complete 3:25)

The Quarrymen demos

  • One After 909 (with Mike McCartney) (complete 1:42)
  • Well,Darling (complete 5:11)
  • When I'm 64
  • Winston's Walk
  • Ask Me Why
  • Spoken Lennon nonsense with radio

Please Please Me Sessions

  • Ask Me Why (takes 1-5)
  • Hold Me Tight (First recorded version) (takes 1-13)
  • Tip of My Tongue
  • A Taste of Honey (takes 1-4)
  • Do You Want to Know a Secret (takes 1-5)
  • Misery (takes 9-10)
  • Anna (Go to Him) (takes 1-2)
  • Baby It's You (takes 1-2)
  • Misery (takes 12-15 overdub)
  • Baby It's You (take 4 overdub)
  • Baby It's You (take 6 overdub)
  • Thank You Girl (takes 14-28, harmonica onto takes 6+13 takes 17, 20-21 and 23)
  • Please Please Me
  • Love Me Do
  • One After 909
  • Leave My Kitten Alone
  • She Loves You
  • There's A Place
  • Twist And Shout
  • Catswalk
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Some Other Guy

McCartney demos 1964

  • A World Without Love
  • It's For You
  • One And One Is Two

A Hard Day's Night Sessions

Beatles for Sale Sessions

  • Baby's in Black (takes 1-13)
  • Baby's in Black (edit pieces)
  • Mr. Moonlight (take 3)
  • Every Little Thing (takes 1-3)
  • I Don't Want to Spoil the Party (takes 1-18)
  • What You're Doing (takes 1-6)
  • Every Little Thing (takes 5-8)
  • What You're Doing (takes 8-10)
  • What You're Doing (take 12)
  • No Reply (take 1)
  • No Reply (takes 3-7)
  • Eight Days a Week (take 3)
  • Eight Days a Week (take 6-12)
  • I Feel Fine (strumming between takes)
  • She's a Woman (take 5)
  • Eight Days a Week (Take 14 intro edited)
  • Mr. Moonlight (takes 5-7)
  • I Feel Fine (takes 3-4)
  • I Feel Fine (takes 7-8)
  • I'll Follow the Sun (takes 1-7)
  • Words of Love (take 1)
  • Honey Don't (take 1-4)
  • What You're Doing (remake) (takes 13-18)
  • You Know What To Do (Demo)
  • Leave My Kitten Alone

Help! Sessions

  • Ticket to Ride (take 1)
  • Ticket to Ride (unused overdubs)
  • Another Girl (edit pieces)
  • I Need You (takes 1-4)
  • Yes It Is (takes 11-13)
  • The Night Before (take 1)
  • You Like Me Too Much (takes 1-7)
  • You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (takes 3-4)
  • You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (takes 6-8)
  • If You've Got Troubles (mono)
  • Tell Me What You See (takes 1-3)
  • You're Gonna Lose That Girl (takes 1-2)
  • That Means a Lot (4 rehearsals)
  • That Means a Lot (take 2)
  • That Means a Lot (take 22)
  • Dizzy Miss Lizzy (takes 1-2)
  • Bad Boy (takes 1-2)
  • Dizzy Miss Lizzy (takes 3-6)
  • I've Just Seen a Face (takes 1-5)
  • It's Only Love (take 1)
  • It's Only Love (take 4)
  • It's Only Love (take 5)
  • Act Naturally (takes 1-12)
  • Wait (takes 1-3)
  • Wait (mono)
  • Oh Babe What Would You Say

Rubber Soul Sessions

Revolver Sessions

Sgt. Pepper Sessions

Magical Mystery Tour Sessions

White Album Sessions

Yellow Submarine Sessions

Get Back Sessions


  • No take numbers since they were not formal Studio Recording sessions, but rehearsals filmed for Let It Be
  • Only songs not listed in the "Let It Be" sessions below, are listed here
  • Some songs were released on later Beatles or Solo recordings
  • Cover versions of songs by other artists are not included here

Original songs:

Let It Be Sessions

(Note that this album was put together from the above "Get Back" Sessions, and thus some of the songs do not have formal take numbers)

Abbey Road Sessions



  • Sulpy, Doug (2006). Complete Beatles Audio Guide. The_910 Publishing. ISBN 0-9643869-7-6.
  • Sulpy, Doug & Schweighhardt, Ray (2007). Drugs, Divorce and a Slipping Image: The Complete, Unauthorized Story of the Beatles Get Back Sessions. The_910 Publishing. ISBN 0-9643869-8-3.
  • Winn, John C. (2003). "The Beatles Recorded Legacy volume 1: Way Beyond Compare, 1957-1965". Multiplus Books. ISBN 0-9728362-0-9.
  • Winn, John C. (2003). "The Beatles Recorded Legacy volume 2: That Magic Feeling, 1966-1970". Multiplus Books. ISBN 0-9728362-1-7.
  • Winn, John C. (2005). "The Beatles Recorded Legacy volume 3: Lifting Latches: Inside the Beatles Vaults". Multiplus Books. ISBN 0-9728362-2-5.


  • Sulpy, Doug (periodically between 1990-2007). "The 910". The 910 Publishing.

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