Good ol' Mom saw to it that we got The Beatles 2nd Album
when it came out. Subsequent Beatle record purchases were intermittent and out of order until Rubber Soul
. So then Let It Be
was obviously the last of the real McCoys that we got.
Speakin' o' which, I never was one to go in for the later Beatle compilations (unless they were imports, so I did get the UK Oldies) but I would consider Live @ The Hollywood Bowl
as a kind of real McCoy, was delighted that it got released even if it was the mid-70s.
I'm just that way with artists that I really like, I ignore the compilations because I prefer the whole context of their original releases---that is unless a real gem of an unreleased rarity is included. That's what the Anthologies
and Live @ the BB
C were for me, treasure troves of rarities, love 'em, still gettin' mileage out of 'em.
album (from '80?) was a marginal real McCoy, yet I thought it had great packaging, so yeah, that one was sort of a pilot Anthology, for me a must-have.