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YELLOW SUBMARINE

The Beatles

 

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2.45 | 245 ratings

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Guillermo
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2 stars This is, really, a "half album" by The Beatles, as only the Side One of the old L.P. had songs recorded and composed by them, with Side Two with instrumental orchestral music composed and conducted by George Martin for the film.

The title song, sung by Ringo, was previously released in the "Revolver" album and also as a single in the same year (1966). "Only a Northern Song" and "It`s All Too Much" are two George Harrison`s songs recorded in 1967, with "Only a Northern Song" being considered for a brief time to be released in the "Sgt. Pepper`s ..." album, but being destined later for this album. Both songs are a bit Psychedelic and a bit "noisy", IMO. "All Together Now" is a simple funny song, also recorded in 1967 specially for the film. "Hey Bulldog" was recorded in early 1968, and I agree with the previous reviewer: it is the best of this album.The last song on Side One, "All You Need is Love", was previously released as a single in July 1967, but in this album it was released for the first time in Stereo.

The film`s premiere was in July 1968, but this album was released until January 1969, because The Beatles gave more importance to the "White Album", and also because George Martin wanted to re-record his music for this album, which he did until late 1968.

IMO, now this album is more for "historic inclusion" in their discography, because in 1999 a new album with more songs for the film, the "Songtrack" album, was released, with new mixes of the songs (but without George Martin`s music), when the film was "re-released" in a new version which was restored with new digital technology.

Guillermo | 2/5 |

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