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Was the Yellow Submarine an intentional prank or was it a 'virus' that just got out of control?
17 March 2021
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After being released as a single and unsuccessfully firing a torpedo on Revolver . This pesky number continued it's contamination of the 'canon' via it's own movie, quasi album and self titled 'period' best of. Thoughts?

Unless Paul McCartney knocks on my door I am unlikely to be impressed.

18 March 2021
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I think YS is fine, both as its own thing and in the context of Revolver overall. And I'm a big fan of the film as well, even though the soundtrack album (as released) isn't really part of my personal canon. 

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18 March 2021
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Yellow Submarine is a good song that perfectly fits on Revolver . Wasn't the film made way out of the Beatles' hands? I haven't seen it, but I always thought it was a project that didn't really have too much to do with them.

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18 March 2021
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It's definitely what you'd call a "virus that got out of control" although i do enjoy the song and everything that came from it.

It was originally meant to be a fun children's song on Revolver but was released simultaneously as a double A-side along with Eleanor Rigby to thwart sales of covers of Eleanor Rigby .

Then, they reached out to UA to create an animated film to complete so they could complete their 3 song contract without actually having to do much (there's debate over whether or not this actually fulfilled their contract).

With a film comes a soundtrack and since Yellow Submarine is the name of the film, it had to be included on the soundtrack, which also contained the 5 songs included in the UK print of the film that had yet to be released on a UK album, and George Martin's orchestral score.

30 years later, they decide to restore the film and issue a new soundtrack but this time, replacing the score with every song included in the film except for A Day In The Life .

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18 March 2021
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So it's all The Zoot's fault!

Unless Paul McCartney knocks on my door I am unlikely to be impressed.

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