The Paul McCartney Project

Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby

By The Beatles7" Single• Part of the collection “The Beatles • Singles

Timeline See what happened in 1966
UK release date:
Aug 05, 1966
Publisher:
Parlophone
Reference:
R 5493
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:41 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Vocals
John Lennon:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Tambourine
George Martin:
Backing vocals, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Backing vocals, Engineer
Mal Evans:
Backing vocals, Bass drum
Neil Aspinall:
Backing vocals
Pattie Harrison:
Backing vocals
Brian Jones:
Backing vocals
Marianne Faithfull:
Backing vocals
Alf Bicknell:
Backing vocals

Session Recording:
May 26, 1966
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 01, 1966
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 03, 1966
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:07 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Vocals
John Lennon:
Harmony vocals
George Harrison:
Harmony vocals
George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Tony Gilbert:
Violin
Sidney Sax:
Violin
John Sharpe:
Violin
Jurgen Hess:
Violin
Stephen Shingles:
Viola
John Underwood:
Viola
Derek Simpson:
Cello
Norman Jones:
Cello

Session Recording:
Apr 28, 1966
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 29, 1966
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 06, 1966
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1966
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

[…] The “Yellow Submarine” single was the Beatles’ thirteenth single release in the United Kingdom. It was released in the UK on 5 August 1966 as a ‘double A side’ with “Eleanor Rigby“, and in the United States on 8 August. In both countries, the album Revolver (which also featured both songs) was released on the same day as the single.

Reception and interpretations

The single went to number 1 on every major British chart, remained at number 1 for four weeks and charted for 13 weeks. It won an Ivor Novello Award for the highest certified sales of any single issued in the UK in 1966. No promotional film clip was made, so some TV programmes (including the BBC’s Top of the Pops) created their own clips from stock footage.

In the United States, the single reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 1 in Record World, and number 2 in Cashbox, where it was held off number 1 by the Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love“. The single was released during the controversies about the “Butcher Cover” (the Yesterday and Today album cover) and Lennon’s remarks about Christianity, which are cited as part of the reason the song failed to reach number 1 on all US charts. It sold 1,200,000 copies in four weeks and earned the Beatles their twenty-first US Gold Record award, beating the record set by Elvis Presley. […]

Last updated on May 29, 2016


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