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Replacing Yellow Submarine
24 April 2013
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This album is almost perfect in my opinion. But one thing that keeps it from being perfect is Yellow Submarine, the song is so unfitting it almost ruins it all. Ruins the Lennon penned guitar driven tracks, the perfect voice of McCartney and the meaningful, beautiful tracks of Harrison. 

In my opinion, if they replaced Yellow Submarine with Rain on this album. It would be very worthy of a 100/100 rating from me.

24 April 2013
6.01am
Egroeg Evoli
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I see what you're saying; Rain would seem to fit better with the other songs on Revolver.

But, in my opinion, Yellow Submarine is an example of how diverse the Beatles' songs were, and I honestly can't imagine it being replaced by anything, even Rain.

Plus, Ringo got his song for the album. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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24 April 2013
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Yeah, I'm in no way disregarding the song in general. But they should of just had it as a single and a single only. Maybe on some compilation albums. Whether the song is better than Rain... Rain would of fit way better.

24 April 2013
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In my opinion, "Yellow Submarine" is a fantastic addition to a fantastic album BECAUSE it's so lightweight and novelty-ish. It just shows how all-encompassing Revolver is, that it has room for something so silly as "Yellow Submarine" in addition to the almost morbidly serious "Eleanor Rigby". (A point driven home more fully on the single pairing those two songs.) Also, it's formally interesting to have a song whose instrumentation depends so much on live sound effects and studio chatter, just like Revolver's other experiments involving tape loops and backward guitars and Indian instrumentation. (Although I do wish they'd used the more daring earlier mix, which has so many more effects and Ringo's spoken-word introduction.) Finally, I don't even think YS is the weakest song on the album - "Good Day Sunshine" strikes me as a more unimaginative piece of work.

As for "Rain": Yeah, it would've made Revolver even better as a whole...but a 16-song album featuring both "Rain" and "Paperback Writer" would've been best of all!

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25 April 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Agreed... except I don't think Yellow Submarine is better than Good Day Sunshine.

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27 April 2013
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Why would anybody want to replace Yellow Submarine? That's one of their happiest songs, and it's definitely the happiest off Revolver. My brother always skips YS when we're listening to Revolver in the car, and that really annoys me. It's not Revolver without Yellow Submarine. I don't think I'd like it if they had only added Rain and not Paperback Writer, or the other way around. It has always annoyed me how they have Get Back on Let It Be, but they don't have Don't Let Me Down. Either add them both, or keep them both off. 

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27 April 2013
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I never understood what people have against Yellow Submarine. It's happy, it's catchy and it's not even close to their weakest songs.

Plus, it's Ringo's song on the album. Of course Rain is great, but if they wanted that on it, they should've left off something else IMO. Or just don't give a shit and add both Paperback Writer and Rain on Revolver.

27 April 2013
9.19pm
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This isn't the right thread to rant about it, but I'm STILL opposed to that English practice of releasing singles separate from albums! "Creating value for the fans", nonsense - how is a 14-song Beatles For Sale LESS valuable than a 16-song album with "I Feel Fine/She's A Woman" added?!

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