THE BEATLES Baby It’s You (1995), Free As A Bird (1995) & Real Love (1996) – Three CD Singles With Unreleased Tracks Available Nowhere Else!

So… you’ve got the 2009 remasters, the three Anthology releases, all the BBC Recordings and the slew of vinyl oddities that haven’t been re-issued on CD yet. All set? Not yet… not without these. In 1995-96, The Beatles released three Maxi-Singles promoting Live At The BBC and Anthology 1 & 2, each containing 3 unreleased tracks available nowhere else… not counting bootlegs & fan club releases, of course [*though, “Boys” and “I’ll Follow The Sun,” from Baby It’s You, surfaced years later on 2013’s Live At The BBC Volume Two]. Here they are, all together now in one 70MB swoop. First posted in 2009. There’s plenty more Beatles in the archives, HERE. Find Baby, It’s You (HERE), Free As A Bird (HERE) and Real Love (HERE) at Amazon.

Baby It’s You (1995)

Baby It’s You (From Live At The BBC)
*I’ll Follow The Sun (BBC LiveNov 17, 1964) Previously Unreleased
Devil In Her Heart (BBC LiveJul 16, 1963) Previously Unreleased
*Boys (BBC LiveJun 17, 1963) Previously Unreleased

Free As A Bird (1995)

Free As A Bird (From Anthology 1)
I Saw Her Standing There (Take 9 – Feb 11, 1963) Previously Unreleased
This Boy (Incomplete Takes 12 & 13 – Oct 17, 1963) Previously Unreleased
Christmas Time (Is Here Again) (Nov 28, 1967) Fan Club Only LP Release

Real Love (1996)

Real Love (From Anthology 2)
Baby’s In Black (Hollywood Bowl – Aug 30 1965) Previously Unreleased
Yellow Submarine (New 1996 Mix – May/June, 1966) Previously Unreleased
Here, There & Everywhere (Take 7+13-Jun 16 1966) Previously Unreleased


  • Willard
    October 16, 2009 - 00:01 | Permalink

    Search HERE

    October 16, 2009 - 05:39 | Permalink

    Ohhhh! Thanks very much!

  • Art Ducko
    October 16, 2009 - 06:53 | Permalink

    Thanks again Willard. It's nice to have these available. I still don't don't understand why Apple doesn't officially release the Beatles Christmas cd. It floated around on vinyl back in the 80's, & unfortunately I lost my copy, & even though I have the Purple Chick version, I'd like to hear it remastered & legit. They're barmy not to do this.

  • Anonymous
    October 16, 2009 - 07:43 | Permalink

    Yes, thanks very much, after all the remasters hype, it's nice to have something different.
    well done and keep up the good work

  • Anonymous
    October 16, 2009 - 08:48 | Permalink

    Hey Willard, Thanks, wacky but fun and better than the original!

    Cheers! CM

  • Albert
    October 16, 2009 - 15:12 | Permalink

    Thanks, Willard!

  • steve simels
    October 16, 2009 - 17:11 | Permalink


    Seriously, this is too cool for words — thanks for putting it up.

  • Anonymous
    October 16, 2009 - 19:40 | Permalink

    I'm one of these suckers that buys everything that comes out, I have the first two singles but not the third thanks for the post.
    I wonder if they're done releasing stuff yet? Thanks again, Grant

  • Capt. Willard
    October 16, 2009 - 20:35 | Permalink

    You mean WE are TWO of those suckers.

  • drfeelgoed
    October 17, 2009 - 11:12 | Permalink

    Thanks again, Willard, nice one.

  • Brent
    October 17, 2009 - 11:50 | Permalink

    You commandeered a mighty good find, Colonel. Even when the Beatles' vaulted material was unleashed during the 90's; these maxi-singles sold out fast, especially in specialty vinyl shops! Thank you for allowing us to attain these gems without breaking our kid's piggy banks!

  • taro nombei
    October 22, 2009 - 14:18 | Permalink

    Wonderful. Many thanks indeed from another (sporadic) completist.

  • Gerard
    October 24, 2009 - 09:56 | Permalink


  • Anonymous
    November 10, 2009 - 04:29 | Permalink

    Thanks man. Big Beatle fan here, I just saw a programme on PBS about how much the Beatles meant to the Russian people. It was inspiring, and they certainly have their share of Beatle fans as well. Finally McCartney played over there in Red Square, I'm sure it was a milestone performance for many of them to actually see.

    ~Johnny Two Hats

  • Archivist
    December 21, 2009 - 00:30 | Permalink

    Boatloads of thanks and appreciation for this post!


  • Private Beach
    April 8, 2010 - 10:45 | Permalink

    I guess Apple are saving the Christmas fan club singles for the next Beatles remastering when Paul McCartney's pension fund runs low in another 20 years. George Martin's grandson will be on hand to supervise.

  • Anonymous
    December 2, 2010 - 02:15 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard!

  • Terry
    November 24, 2011 - 12:21 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard – I didn’t know these existed.

    • Willard
      November 24, 2011 - 13:10 | Permalink

      Hard to believe there were actually “low profile” Beatles releases. Especially around the time of Anthology.

  • Brian
    January 4, 2012 - 22:28 | Permalink

    I never much cared for “Free As A Bird”, in fact quite disliked it, though I have to admit I have not listened to it for years. Now, I haven’t even heard the other tracks on these maxi’s [in fact I never knew they existed], but I’m confident I’ll find them more fun. Many thanks, Willard.


  • Willard
    January 4, 2012 - 22:54 | Permalink

    Me either.

  • Derek
    January 24, 2012 - 09:42 | Permalink

    How do Free As A Bird and Real Love stand up against the rest of the Fab’s catalog all these years down the line? I wonder if, like Live at Hollywood, they’ll be gradually airbrushed from the official canon, or whether they sit easily along with all the other singles?

    For me it was just the sound quality on John’s voice on FAAB that didn’t work, and on Real Love he sounds like he’s on helium, it’s been so sped up. (The out-of-phase stereo versions are probably most listenable versions of these tracks)

  • Willard
    January 24, 2012 - 10:39 | Permalink

    I was never a fan of either. But, I don’t think you have to worry much about down the line. Half of them are dead and by the time the other half is gone, guys like you and me won’t be so critical. And when critical guys like you and me are gone, the only thing that will remain is the product to sell. Of course… they’ll make use of every item they’ve got.

  • keef
    January 18, 2013 - 14:27 | Permalink

    Thanks. I love this place.

  • gijs
    June 20, 2014 - 11:30 | Permalink


  • duane
    April 21, 2015 - 13:29 | Permalink

    Thank you Will.

  • Al
    April 21, 2015 - 17:40 | Permalink

    My good Willard, you never ever fail to please me/us.

  • Christoph
    April 21, 2015 - 18:16 | Permalink

    Well done :)

  • Alex
    April 22, 2015 - 05:55 | Permalink


    For all of us who loves the Beatles, take a look at this live “Because” by Pedro Aznar (from old Pat Methny group) on his own. Really Great !

  • Nick
    April 22, 2015 - 14:45 | Permalink

    A million thanks!!!!!

  • Scotch
    April 22, 2015 - 15:04 | Permalink

    The version of Here, There and Everywhere on the Real Love single is incredible. Thanks for these!

    • April 24, 2016 - 15:58 | Permalink

      It’s the same version as the on Revolver (I think). Just w/o the overdubs

  • buzzbabyjesus
    April 23, 2015 - 16:02 | Permalink

    I was in Portugal when “Free As A Bird” came out and it sounded really good on the rental car radio, especially after “Time Bomb” by Rancid.

    • Willard
      April 23, 2015 - 16:10 | Permalink

      Time and familiarity helps, too. I took the disc in the car the other day and quite liked it. Separated for its “day,” and the need to analyze its merits, it worked for me, too.

  • April 30, 2015 - 11:04 | Permalink

    Hi everybody!! I remember buying these EPs when they came out — still have them around and tons of others Beatles treasures, such like the Yellow Dog bootlegs CDs!! I just noticed that The Light had changed For Real just recently, until then I had to recover from so many fake Yokos that….. Abracadabra but finally Divine Way, that’s the way it goes!!
    Thanks also for all the great works, links, etcs etcs !!
    John Lennon.

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