Yellow Submarine

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UK release date:
Jan 17, 1969

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From Yellow Submarine | The Beatles:

Released in Britain on 17th January, 1969 (and a few days earlier in the US), Yellow Submarine was the soundtrack to an animated feature film which had received its UK premiere some six months earlier.

The original LP release contained the Beatles tracks on side one with a newly recorded orchestral score composed and arranged by George Martin occupying side two of the disc. Of the Beatles tracks, four were brand new songs.

The album was never intended as a high profile Beatles release, indeed it was issued when The Beatles was still no. 1. Despite that the album still managed a no. 3 position in Britain and climbed one place higher in the US.

I love cartoons – I love the Disney stuff. So, you know, the first thing when we heard people were going to do a cartoon I just thought, ‘Yeah, this could be the greatest Disney cartoon ever’ – I mean, with our music. But they were going more Pepper direction, so we said, ‘Well why don’t you just take a lot of songs we’ve got already?

Paul McCartney – from Yellow Submarine | The Beatles

We had to do some songs that were exclusive to the film. I don’t think we were too keen because we were quite busy recording other things and we probably wanted a bit of time off.

Paul McCartney – From MOJO, October 1999

Last updated on May 10, 2024

Special editions



Related bootlegs


Yellow Submarine Sessions

By The Beatles • Unofficial album

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Hey Bulldog

Officially appears on Yellow Submarine (Mono)



Related films


Yellow Submarine (Animated film)

1968 • For The Beatles • Directed by George Dunning

Related sessions


Mixing "A Day In The Life", recording "Only A Northern Song"

Feb 13, 1967 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Yellow Submarine (Mono)


“Yellow Submarine” soundtrack sessions

Feb 13, 1967 - Oct 29, 1968 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Yellow Submarine (Mono)


Recording and mixing "Only A Northern Song"

Feb 14, 1967 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Yellow Submarine (Mono)




Mixing "Only A Northern Song", recording "Sgt. Pepper Inner Groove"

Apr 21, 1967 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Yellow Submarine (Mono)


Recording and mixing "All Together Now"

May 12, 1967 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Yellow Submarine (Mono)


Recording "It's All Too Much"

May 25, 1967 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Yellow Submarine (Mono)


Mixing "It's All Too Much", "Blue Jay Way"

Oct 12, 1967 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Magical Mystery Tour (US LP - Mono)


Mixing "Hello, Goodbye"

Nov 15, 1967 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Magical Mystery Tour (US LP - Mono)


Recording and mixing "Hey Bulldog"

Feb 11, 1968 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (UK - 1968)



Yellow Submarine Songtrack remixing

Circa 1999 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Yellow Submarine Songtrack

Related interviews


Fantastic voyage

October 1999 • From MOJO

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