The three rarity compilations can now be heard online

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The Beatles‘ three Anthology albums have been made available to stream online for the first time.

Originally released as double-CD sets in 1995 and 1996, Anthology 1, 2 and 3 compiled rare and previously unreleased material from the group’s archives. 1 dealt with their early period, 2 with their imperial 1965-’67 time, and 3 with their work from The White Album, Let It Be and Abbey Road.

The first two sets also included Lennon solo demos reworked by Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – “Free As A Bird” on 1, and “Real Love” on 2, with the former reaching No 2 in the UK singles chart.

The rest of The Beatles’ catalogue was made available to stream on December 24, 2015.

The May 2016 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on PJ Harvey’s new album, Brian Wilson, The National’s all-star Grateful Dead tribute, Jack White and T Bone Burnett’s American Epic, Cate Le Bon, Donovan, Jean-Michel Jarre, Cheap Trick, Graham Nash, Heartworn Highways, Sturgill Simpson and more plus 40 pages of reviews and our free 15-track CD

Uncut: the spiritual home of great rock music.