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YELLOW SUBMARINE SONGTRACK

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

3.36 | 36 ratings

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zravkapt
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3 stars This is different to the original 1969 release. Half of that album was intrumental film music by George Martin. I have never seen the whole animated film, but I think this version collects all the Beatles songs used in the film. In both versions four songs were exclusive to the soundtrack: Lennon's "Hey Bulldog", McCartney's "All Together Now", and two Harrison songs, "Only A Northern Song" and "It's All Too Much". "Bulldog" is the best of the new songs and features a great thick bass sound from McCatrney during the chorus. "Northern Song" was left off Sgt. Pepper's, while "Too Much" is a better song.

In some ways this almost acts as a kind of 'best of'. Lots of album tracks but not too many singles. It would have been cool if they included "I Am The Walrus". But we do get "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" which is one of the highlights of the film. Nothing here is older than 1965 and nothing newer than 1967. The band's most creative period yet this doesn't have most of the band's best songs during this era.

When this came out, it was the first newly remastered Beatles material since the 1987 reissues. The sound quality is an improvement over the 1987 versions. I think I have even read that some of the songs were remixed. Also I think this was mixed for surround-sound as well. A nice collection but the choice of songs here is kind of odd. 3 stars.

zravkapt | 3/5 |

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