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The Beatles, “Cry for a Shadow” from Anthology 1 (1961): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Cry for a Shadow” from Anthology 1 (1961): Deep Beatles

The first Beatles’ first original composition to be professionally recorded, “Cry for A Shadow” was an early step in the process of developing their creative skills.

The Beatles, “It Won’t Be Long” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “It Won’t Be Long” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“It Won’t Be Long” once again demonstrates the Beatles’ willingness to stretch the boundaries of conventional pop-song structures.

The Beatles, “Don’t Let Me Down” (B-side of “Get Back,” 1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Don’t Let Me Down” (B-side of “Get Back,” 1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles may have been in their final stages, but “Don’t Let Me Down” exemplifies how they could ultimately work together to create powerful songs.

The Beatles, “No Reply” from  Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “No Reply” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

What is the link between a 1957 hit and the Beatles’ 1964 track “No Reply”? The answer lends insight into the group’s changing sound and growing lyrical sophistication.

The Beatles, “Revolution 1” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Revolution 1” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ “Revolution 1” provides no definitive answers, reflecting the turbulent time period from which it emerged.

The Beatles, “Slow Down” from Something New (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Slow Down” from Something New (1964): Deep Beatles

While “Slow Down” may not rank among the Beatles’ most well-known covers, it does provide a snapshot of the group’s raw early days.

The Beatles, “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

Thematically and musically, “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” signals yet another stage in the Beatles’ artistic development.

The Beatles, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

“I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” is both the last time all four Beatles were in the studio, and their last breakthrough.

The Beatles, “Please Mister Postman” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Please Mister Postman” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Please Mister Postman” illustrates how the Beatles adapted other musical forms to create their own sound, both honoring their forebears and adding another dimension.

The Beatles, “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

“I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” reveals the Beatles’ country and rockabilly roots, even as it foreshadows – like much of ‘Beatles for Sale’ – the musical changes to come.