The Beatles – Free As A Bird – Cassette
The Beatles – Free As A Bird is a single released by the British rock band The Beatles in 1995. The song was part of the “Anthology” project, which aimed to showcase previously unreleased material by the band.
“Free As A Bird” holds a unique place in The Beatles’ discography as it was the first new release by the band in 25 years. The song was based on a demo recording made by John Lennon in 1977, which was then reworked and completed by the remaining members of the band—Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
The single features a blend of Lennon’s original vocals and newly recorded instrumental and vocal parts by McCartney, Harrison, and Starr. The production includes elements of both the band’s early rock ‘n’ roll sound and their later experimental style, resulting in a nostalgic yet contemporary sound.
“Free As A Bird” carries a reflective and introspective tone, with lyrics that touch on themes of freedom, longing, and the passage of time. The song showcases the individual talents of the band members while also capturing the magic that made The Beatles such an influential force in popular music.
Upon its release, “Free As A Bird” received positive reviews and achieved commercial success, reaching high chart positions in several countries. The song was accompanied by a music video that incorporated archival footage of The Beatles and blended it with new material.
For fans of The Beatles, “Free As A Bird” holds a special place as a poignant and nostalgic reunion of the band’s members. It serves as a reminder of their enduring musical legacy and provides a glimpse into what might have been had Lennon been alive to collaborate on new material.
Free As A Bird is a significant addition to The Beatles’ catalog and stands as a testament to their enduring impact on popular music.
Brand new, never played and still sealed in the factory plastic seal
Apple Records 1995
1. Free As A Bird
2. Christmas Time (Is Here Again)