28 October 1996: The Beatles Anthology 3 is released. It reached the Top 10 in several countries and went to #1 in the USA. Once more, the album cover was designed by Klaus Voormann and Alfons Kiefer, who were also responsible for the covers of Anthology 1 and Anthology 2.
“The Beatles have outsold every pop group in the world this year , and sales of more than 20 million albums make them the most successful band since… the Beatles. Three Anthology volumes of outtakes and live recordings shot to No. 1 in the U.S. charts. ‘The Beatles in the last 12 months have sold more albums than they ever did in any one year in the '60s,’ Anthology publicist Geoff Baker said. 'The Beatles have beaten the Beatles. That’s not hype. It is true. It is interesting that three guys who stopped recording together in 1970 and one who tragically died in 1980 are now outselling every other artist on the planet.'” - Orlando Sentinel, 18 November 1996