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Release date : Monday, September 13, 1999

Yellow Submarine Songtrack

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  • Release date: Sep 13, 1999

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Disc 1

  1. Yellow Submarine

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

    2:38 • Studio versionE • 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, Tape loop (marching band) Mal Evans : Backing vocals, Bass drum Neil Aspinall : Backing vocals Pattie Boyd / Harrison : Backing vocals, Laughter Brian Jones : Backing vocals, Ocarina, Sound effects (clinking glasses) Marianne Faithfull : Backing vocals Alf Bicknell : Backing vocals, Sound effects (rattling chains) Paul Hicks : Remix engineer assistant Mirek Stiles : Remix engineer assistant Peter Cobbin : Remix engineer Unknown musician(s) : Brass band John Skinner : Sound effects (chains in bathtub) Terry Condon : Sound effects (chains in bathtub)

    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 J├╝rgen 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, Tamboura 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 Recording: Apr 13, 1966 • Studio EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

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

  5. All Together Now

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

    2:10 • Studio versionB • Stereo • 1999 remix

    Paul McCartney : Acoustic guitar, Bass, Lead vocals Ringo Starr : Backing vocals, Drums, Percussions John Lennon : Harmonica, Lead vocals George Harrison : Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals Geoff Emerick : Recording engineer Paul Hicks : Remix engineer assistant Mirek Stiles : Remix engineer assistant Peter Cobbin : Remix engineer Unknown musician(s) : Backing vocals, Cog rattle, Handclaps, Horn, Tambourine

    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 John Lennon : Lead vocals George Harrison : Acoustic guitar, Lead guitar, Tamboura George Martin : Piano, 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 Overdubs: 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 : Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Lead vocals Ringo Starr : Drums John Lennon : Backing vocals George Harrison : Backing vocals, Electric guitar George Martin : Producer Geoff Emerick : Recording engineer Neill 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 Overdubs: Feb 02, 1967 • Studio EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

    Session Overdubs: Mar 03 & 06, 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, Timpani Ringo Starr : Drums, Lead vocals, Tambourine John Lennon : Backing vocals, Cowbell George Harrison : Backing vocals, 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 Overdubs: 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 • Stereo • 1999 remix

    Paul McCartney : Backing vocals, Bass, Piano, Rhythm guitar, Tambourine Ringo Starr : Backing vocals, Drums, Handclaps (?) John Lennon : Clavioline, Handclaps (?), Lead vocals, Piano George Harrison : Backing vocals, Handclaps (?), Lead guitar, Maracas George Martin : Producer Keith Grant : Recording engineer Eddie Kramer : Vibraphone Mick Jagger : Backing vocals (?), Handclaps (?) Paul Hicks : Remix engineer assistant Mirek Stiles : Remix engineer assistant

    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 • Stereo • 1999 remix

    Paul McCartney : Backing vocals, Bass, Double bass Ringo Starr : Drums John Lennon : Banjo, Harpsichord, Vocals George Harrison : Backing vocals, Guitar, Violin George Martin : Piano, Producer Geoff Emerick : Recording engineer Eric Clapton : Backing vocals, Handclaps Mike McCartney / McGear : Backing vocals, Handclaps Mal Evans : Backing vocals, Handclaps Sidney Sax : Violin Pattie Boyd / Harrison : Backing vocals, Handclaps Marianne Faithfull : Backing vocals, Handclaps David Mason : Trumpet Lionel Ross : Cello Eddie Kramer : Recording engineer Mick Jagger : Backing vocals, Handclaps 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 : Backing vocals, Handclaps Jane Asher : Backing vocals, Handclaps Keith Moon : Backing vocals, Handclaps Hunter Davies : Backing vocals, Handclaps Gary Leeds : Backing vocals, Handclaps Mike Vickers : Conductor Paul Hicks : Remix engineer assistant Mirek Stiles : Remix engineer assistant Peter Cobbin : Remix engineer Rose Nash : Backing vocals, Handclaps

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

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

    Session Overdubs: Jun 25, 1967 • Studio EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

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

  13. When I'm Sixty-Four

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

    2:38 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1999 remix

    Paul McCartney : Backing vocals, Bass, Lead vocals, Piano Ringo Starr : Chimes, Drums John Lennon : Backing vocals, Electric 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: Dec 08, 1966 • Studio EMI Studios, Abbey Road

    Session Overdubs: Dec 20 & 21, 1966 • Studio EMI Studios, Studio Two, 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 : Backing vocals, Bass, Handclaps Ringo Starr : Drums John Lennon : Backing vocals, Handclaps, Lead guitar George Harrison : Hammond organ, Lead vocals, 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 Unknown musician(s) : Cowbell, Maracas, Tambourine, Trumpets

    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


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. […]

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