Yellow Submarine (Stereo - 2009 remaster)

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Release date:
Sep 09, 2009
Publisher:
Apple, EMI

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Yellow Submarine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:40 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo • 2009 remaster

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 :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

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 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


2.

Only A Northern Song

Written by George Harrison

3:25 • Studio versionA • Mono • Previously unreleased mono mix

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
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering

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:
Apr 21, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


3.

All Together Now

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:11 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo • 2009 remaster

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 :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

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:
Oct 29, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


4.

Hey Bulldog

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:11 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo • 2009 remaster

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 :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

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:
Oct 29, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


5.

It's All Too Much

Written by George Harrison

6:25 • Studio versionA2009 • Stereo • 2009 remaster

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 :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

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:
Oct 16-17, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


6.

All You Need Is Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:51 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo • 2009 remaster

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 :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

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:
Oct 29, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


7.

Pepperland

2:21 • Studio version • Stereo • 2009 remaster

Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

8.

Sea of Time

3:00 • Studio version • Stereo • 2009 remaster

Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

9.

Sea of Holes

2:17 • Studio version • Stereo • 2009 remaster

Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

10.

Sea of Monsters

3:37 • Studio version • Stereo • 2009 remaster

Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

11.

March of the Meanies

2:19 • Studio version • Stereo • 2009 remaster

Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

12.

Pepperland Laid Waste

2:13 • Studio version • Stereo • 2009 remaster

Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

13.

Yellow Submarine in Pepperland

2:14 • Studio version • Stereo • 2009 remaster

Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

About

From the liner notes:

The Beatles’ tenth album was released in the UK on 17th January, 1969 as a soundtrack companion to the animated film Yellow Submarine, which had premiered six months earlier in London and during November 1968 in the States. One side of the LP was devoted to six Beatles tracks and the other featured a new recording of the film’s orchestral score composed by George Martin.

In addition to two hit singles from 1966 and 1967, side one presented four previously unreleased Beatles songs that were first heard in the movie. There was a plan to make those songs available on a seven-inch EP running at LP speed, which would also include another unreleased track, ‘Across The Universe’. Although a mono master tape for the proposed record was compiled in March, 1969, the EP was never pressed.

When Yellow Submarine arrived in the shops, ‘The White Album’ was still at number one. On the British LP sleeve, Apple press officer Derek Taylor encouraged record buyers to purchase that recent album by introducing a review written by Tony Palmer. The US release of Yellow Submarine had different sleeve notes written by Dan Davis, who traced the heroic roots of the cartoon characters in the movie. Both sets of notes are included in this booklet.

Although never intended to be a high-profile Beatles release, the album reached number three in the UK and stayed in the Top 15 for ten weeks. In the USA, while ‘The White Album’ held at number one, Yellow Submarine reached its highest placing of number two. Its initial chart run in 1969 lasted for 24 weeks.
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RECORDING NOTES

Produced by George Martin
Orchestrations by George Martin
Principal Engineer: Geoff Emerick

The four ‘new’ Beatles songs included on side one of Yellow Submarine had, in fact, been recorded a long time before the album’s release in January, 1969. Three came from 1967 and ‘Hey Bulldog’ was completed in February, 1968. The most recent recording on the LP was the film score on side two, which George Martin had re-recorded with an orchestra of 41 musicians in Studio One of Abbey Road in October, 1968.

The songs that were introduced on Yellow Submarine were made in the period when only four-track tape machines were available to the group in Abbey Road. That was fine for “All Together Now’ and ‘Hey Bulldog’, which were confined to four tracks. However, the other two songs required extra tracks and the usual method was to create them by ‘bouncing down’. This process involved copying the first reel’s completed four tracks to a new tape and simultaneously combining some of them to leave free as many tracks as were needed for additional overdubs. ‘It’s All Too Much’ was begun and then ‘bounced down’ to a second tape at De Lane Lea Studios. Following a repeat of this process to a third four-track at Abbey Road, more overdubs were added so that nine tracks were used to complete the song.

In contrast, using just one four-track tape, ‘Hey Bulldog’ was recorded, overdubbed and mixed in a single ten hour session. Track one had drums, piano, guitar and tambourine; two contained bass, guitar and off-beat drum with reverb; a double-tracked vocal and guitar solo were on three; and the final track included John’s lead vocal with Paul singing a backing vocal and an additional guitar solo.

Dating back to the sessions for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, ‘Only A Northern Song’ had been recorded in a unique manner. Abbey Road’s technical engineers had discovered a way of controlling the speed of two four-track tape machines so that they ran in perfect synchronisation. With no need for ‘bouncing down’, eight tracks were simultaneously available. Tape one consisted of bass, trumpet with glockenspiel, drums and organ and the second tape featured effects, piano, vocal and double-tracked vocal.

However, problems arose during mixing when, as the play buttons were pressed on the two machines, it became a process of trial and error whether they would, in fact, start at exactly the same time. It was such a haphazard and time consuming process that only a mono mix was completed and as a result an artificially enhanced—or fake—stereo version had to be created for the stereo album. Although this was common practice at the time, it subsequently fell out of favour and so the song is presented on this CD in mono.

Ironically, the original mix of ‘Only A Northern Song’ was never used because the mono LP was created during the cutting process by simply combining the left and right channels from the stereo master tape. Consequently, this previously unreleased mono version can now be heard for the first time.
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This remastered album has been created from the original stereo analogue master tapes except for track 2, which is from the original mono analogue master.

Remastered by Paul Hicks, Steve Rooke and Guy Massey
Project Co-ordinator: Allan Rouse
Thanks to Simon Gibson

Historical Notes: Kevin Howlett and Mike Heatley
Recording Notes: Allan Rouse and Kevin Howlett
Project management for EMI Records Ltd: Wendy Day and Guy Hayden

Artwork © 2009 Subafilms Ltd.
All Illustrations © Subafilms Ltd.
Album Redesign: Drew Lorimer

All songs published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
Digital Remaster (P) 2009 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. © 2009 EMI Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.

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