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Yellow Submarine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Soundtrack]

The BeatlesAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: November 13, 1968
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002UB0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,217 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The most dashed-off of the Beatles' records, Yellow Submarine doesn't have much to it: the goofy title track and "All You Need Is Love" are reprised from earlier discs, George Martin's trifle of a score to the animated Submarine feature takes up the second half, and that leaves just four relatively insubstantial new tracks. The Beatles' throwaways are anyone else's classics, though: "Hey Bulldog," the last song Lennon and McCartney wrote in full collaboration, has the instinctive urgency of their best work, Paul's singalong "All Together Now" is awfully cute, and more than one band has dedicated its career to trying to replicate what George's guitars are doing on his dazed, pulsing "It's All Too Much." --Douglas Wolk

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The Beatles's soundtrack to the animated feature "Yellow Submarine".

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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yellow Submarine...Revisited & Remastered September 10, 2009
Format:Audio CD
As to avoid any confusion, this review is specifically for the remastered version of "Yellow Submarine" since many past reviews are appearing here.

I began my quest to obtain all of the Beatles' remastered CD's with this one per my son's request; he loves the movie as well the music, so this one was an obvious choice for him!

With all of the hype surrounding the release of the remasters, I went into it with a lot of expectations, & after hearing the opening of the title track, my wife & I were believers immediately; our collective "WOW!" reaction was all it took!

The difference between this & the original 1990 CD issue is literally like night & day; the sound is greatly improved & the clarity is incredible. Of course, the technology to achieve this was not there in 1990, so for what it was, it was good; but this is astounding!

If the band tracks are not enough to convince you, listen to George Martin's orchestral score beginning with "Pepperland"; in short, it will take your breath away! Lush strings, horns & percussion all come to the forefront like never before; the sound is so beautiful & crystal clear that you feel as if you're there in the studio with them.

Do not hesitate to buy all of the remasters...I certainly won't!
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45 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just a soundtrack... to the greatest cartoon ever! December 19, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Makes me laugh when I read bad reviews about any Beatles album.

Although the original Soundtrack to "Yellow Submarine" may not rank at the top of my fave Beatles albums list, it is more representative of the original movie than the more recent re-release that came out with the DVD release.

True, the title track and "All You Need Is Love" WERE previously available on other albums. But the four new tracks were fantastic additions to The Beatles' catalog.... with the exception of MAYBE Paul's silly "Altogether Now". But, as the official review stated, "Beatles throw-aways are any other band's greatest hits!" (paraphrased).

George gets to shine on the Yellow Sub soundtrack. "Only A Northern Song" has a similar melody line and structure as his song from two years prior, "If I Needed Someone", but with a much more psychadelic flavor. "It's All Too Much" is one of Harrison's best tracks ever - with The Beatles or solo. On this track, you can detect the influence his buddy Eric Clapton was having on him by 1968.

John's "Hey, Bulldog" is another one of those Lennon masterpieces that somehow got over-looked, much like "Across The Universe" has always been. It contains one of the most recognizable and iconic guitar/piano/bass licks ever recorded. It also features some of Paul McCartney's best bass work.

"Altogether Now" is a fun song. Not the best Beatles track, but one that is such a part of the whole "Yellow Sub" vibe that it's shortfalls are more than forgiven. As a some-time songwriter myself, I'd have been proud to be able to say that I wrote it!

The instrumentals are just that - instrumentals used as background music for the movie. They are classic George Martin and, just as he worked so well with The Beatles, they work well along side The Beatles' songs.

No Beatles record collection is complete without "Yellow Submarine".
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Short Clarification September 9, 2010
Format:Audio CD
The 1999 Yellow Submarine Songtrack is not the 1969, 1990, 2009 Yellow Submarine Soundtrack. Names are similar and confusing. The 1999 reissue is a totally different alternate Yellow Submarine album. It lacks the George Martin Orchestral tracks but adds in a number of then popular Beatles songs, some associated with the film, to make a sort of greatest hits album. Remember the "Yellow Submarine (1969)" film story is also "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)" too and is "continued" series of songs from that album. The 1999 track listing is virtually totally different from the 1990 or 2009 CDs or 1969 LP. Only sharing about 6 songs. Amazon has the reviews all jumbled up and mixed up. I have not compared the actual sound of the CDs yet. Though since 1999 is between 1990 and 2009, the sound might be an intermediate improvement over the ancient LP (at least for the 6 songs. It like most reissues is surely remixed to some extent. Sure, the regular Yellow Submarine Film Soundtrack albums are short on actual Beatles songs (should be priced as an "CD-EP"), but there are some good ones. Can't rate any Beatles (official album) less than 4 or 5. Buy both albums.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for sure November 20, 2005
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Format:Audio CD
This album, released in 1969, may have the least original material. However, it is a good buy.

Two songs are rereleases, the two being All You Need Is Love, and the title track. Seven tracks are instrumentals from the film, by George Martin.

The four orignal Beatles tracks alone, however, are splendid.

The First is Only A Northern Song. Penned by Harrison, it was intened for Sgt. Pepper.

The Second is All Togther Now. A cheesy song by Paul, it is sung to the beat of a jump rope tune. It was used in a verizon commercial.

Hey Bulldog is third. THis track was the last REAL lennon/mccartney song. It is a good rocker, with John in good voice.

Last is It's All Too Much. A real roch anthem by George, it is one of the longest Beatles' songs, at over 6 minutes.

All in all, it a great package. Not for beginners, but for everyone else.
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Classic soundtrack to the movie so many great songs as well the Beatles only film done in cartoon. ..
Published 15 days ago by curtis nathaniael garber
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Recording!
Love the Beatles sound. So, happy to have it on vinly. It was so much fun listing to the music on vinly!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only side one counts.
This is another album I bought years ago from Japan and it came with extra pictures of the Beatles from that time period. Read more
Published 1 month ago by paul r shaar
5.0 out of 5 stars Record
I bought this to turn into a clock for my father, but once I received it I couldn't bring myself to ruin it, so I bought a different one. Read more
Published 2 months ago by A. Thompson
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm a big Beatles fan.....
and have most of there albums/cd's but this one was always near the bottom of my list, to buy, until I saw "Hey Bulldog" performed during the 50 year tribute to the Beatles... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tool
5.0 out of 5 stars very satified
Great CD. It brings me back to the days of when I listened to it growing up.Great music and orchestration
Published 2 months ago by William Diaz
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really what I thought it was.
It only has half Beatle songs and half instrumental. We ended up tossing it and going to Amoeba and buying The Yellow Submarine version with ALL Beatle songs.
Published 3 months ago by Mary J. Maya
3.0 out of 5 stars But the remix, skip this one .
No reason to buy this cd. The remix has many more Beatles songs and the remix is much better than even the remixed complete collection.
Published 3 months ago by Kevin Johnson
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