Yellow Submarine Songtrack

By The BeatlesOfficial album • Part of the collection “The Beatles • Post break-up albums

Timeline More from year 1999
Release date:
Sep 13, 1999

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions





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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:38 • Studio versionD • 1999 remix

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, Recording 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
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

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:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


2.

Hey Bulldog

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:14 • Studio versionB • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Tambourine, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Guitar, Piano, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 11, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 11, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


3.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:06 • Studio versionE • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
John Lennon :
Harmony vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording 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
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

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:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


4.

Love You To

Written by George Harrison

3:01 • Studio versionC • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Tambourine
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Sitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Anil Bhagwat :
Tabla
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 11, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


5.

All Together Now

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:10 • Studio versionB • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Handclaps, Producer, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Backing vocals, Drums, Finger cymbals, Handclaps
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Handclaps, Harmonica, Ukulele, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
May 12, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
May 12, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


6.

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:29 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lowrey organ
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
John Lennon :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Lead guitar, Tambura
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


7.

Think for Yourself

Written by George Harrison

2:16 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
John Lennon :
Harmony vocals, Tambourine, Vox continental organ
George Harrison :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 08, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


8.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:02 • Studio versionC • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Organ, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Neil Sanders :
French horn
James W Buck :
French horn
Tony Randall :
French horn
John Burden :
French horn
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 03, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


9.

With a Little Help from My Friends

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:44 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine, Vocals
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Cowbell
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Hammond organ, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 29, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 30, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


10.

Baby You're a Rich Man

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:04 • Studio versionC • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Clavioline, Piano, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Handclaps, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Keith Grant :
Recording engineer
Eddie Kramer :
Vibraphone
Mick Jagger :
Vocals
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
May 11, 1967
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
May 11, 1967
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


11.

Only a Northern Song

Written by George Harrison

3:27 • Studio versionC • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Effects, Trumpet
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Effects, Glockenspiel, Piano
George Harrison :
Effects, Organ, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 13, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 14, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Apr 20, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


12.

All You Need Is Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:02 • Studio versionC • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Double bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Banjo, Harpsichord, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Violin, Vocals
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Eric Clapton :
Chorus
Mike McCartney / McGear :
Chorus
Sidney Sax :
Violin
Pattie Harrison :
Chorus
Marianne Faithfull :
Chorus
David Mason :
Trumpet
Lionel Ross :
Cello
Eddie Kramer :
Recording engineer
Mick Jagger :
Chorus
Patrick Halling :
Violin
Eric Bowie :
Violin
John Ronayne :
Violin
Jack Holmes :
Cello
Rex Morris :
Tenor saxophone
Don Honeywill :
Tenor saxophone
Stanley Woods :
Trumpet
Evan Watkins :
Trombone
Harry Spain :
Trombone
Jack Emblow :
Accordion
Keith Richards :
Chorus
Jane Asher :
Chorus
Graham Nash :
Chorus
Keith Moon :
Chorus
Hunter Davies :
Chorus
Gary Leeds :
Chorus
Mike Vickers :
Conductor
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 14, 1967
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
19, 23, 24, 25, 26 Jun 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 26, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


13.

When I'm Sixty-Four

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:38 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Chimes, Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Guitar
George Harrison :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Robert Burns :
Clarinet
Henry MacKenzie :
Clarinet
Frank Reidy :
Clarinet
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
Dec 06, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
8,20,21 Dec 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


14.

Nowhere Man

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:40 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Lead guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 21, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Oct 22, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


15.

It's All Too Much

Written by George Harrison

6:25 • Studio versionB • Stereo • 1999 remix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Harrison :
Hammond organ, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
David Mason :
Trumpet
Paul Harvey :
Bass clarinet
Dave Siddle :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remix engineer assistant
Mirek Stiles :
Remix engineer assistant
Peter Cobbin :
Remix engineer

Session Recording:
May 25, 1967
Studio :
De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
May 26, 1967
Studio :
De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
Jun 02, 1967
Studio :
De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Circa 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

Yellow Submarine Songtrack is a compilation/soundtrack album by the Beatles for the 1999 re-release of the 1968 film Yellow Submarine. The film was re-released on 13 September 1999 in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States. In sharp contrast with other Beatles remasters available, the songs were fully remixed from the original multitrack tapes, something not done for the original CD release of the Beatles catalogue in the late 1980s (except for Help! and Rubber Soul), nor the 2009 remastered albums.

This album contains only the Beatles songs used in the film, including tracks absent from the original Yellow Submarine album. The extra tracks replaced the George Martin film score from the original release, while the complete score was included as a DVD audio track in the CD/DVD package featuring the album and film.

The album debuted in the UK charts at number 8, selling 19,000 copies in its first week. It also peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200, with 68,000 copies sold in its opening week. In France the album debuted at number 13.

It was reissued on CD on 4 June 2012 (5 June in North America) along with the film restored for DVD and Blu-ray release. While the original 1999 release was in a jewel-case, the 2012 version was released in a card sleeve, with the booklet and catalogue numbers the same as the earlier version, with a 1999 copyright date on the disc, and a 2012 date on the card sleeve. The sleeve was in the same format as the 2009 remasters, being slightly rectangular with “The Beatles” logo in the left hand side of the cover.

Structure

The remixed tracks of the album feature many alterations and adjustments from the original stereo recordings. Almost all of The Beatles songs included in the film are on Yellow Submarine Songtrack. An exception is “A Day in the Life“, which was not included because EMI did not want too many songs from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The title track, “Yellow Submarine“, contains the line “a life of ease” from John Lennon that had been missing in prior stereo mixes of the song. The replies from Lennon to the main lyric are gradually panned and faded from the right side of the stereo field to the left. The sound effects in this version are also more pronounced.

Hey Bulldog” was entirely recorded on only one four-track tape. The piano and drum performances were recorded together onto one track and were inseparable for a new mix. They remain on the left audio channel while the vocals and the snare overdubs performed by Ringo Starr are centred.

The automatic double tracking that possibly erroneously continued into the first verse on the 1966 stereo version of “Eleanor Rigby” was corrected in the 1999 remix. Additionally, the string octet is separated in a similar fashion to the Anthology 2 instrumental. The vocals by Paul McCartney are centred and slightly out of synch to the orchestration on this mix.

The prior stereo version of “Love You To” contains a shorter fade than the initial mono recording. This shortening is retained in the Songtrack version.

Acoustic guitars and percussion are situated at the left channel for the new mix of “All Together Now“. McCartney and Lennon’s vocals are centered while the chorus is split across the left and right. The background vocals heard on the second verse are more audible and the guitar is clearer.

The Songtrack version of “Only a Northern Song” marked the appearance of the song for the first time in true stereo. The original 1969 stereo album featured a synthesised Duophonic variant of the original mono version. A stereo mix of this song also appeared on the Anthology 2 compilation album, but was made up of alternative takes featuring different overdubs and lyrics.

Additional promotion

A number of unique promotions were launched to accompany the re-release of Yellow Submarine in 1999. These include a commemorative postage stamp series, action figures of the main characters and wide variety of assorted Yellow Submarine merchandise, such as mousepads.

Eurostar trains were painted in Yellow Submarine motif. In addition, a life-size yellow submarine was taken out on a publicity tour across the globe. […]

Last updated on May 1, 2021

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