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How do you think Yellow Submarine should've been released
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How do you think Yellow Submarine should've been released, vote here.

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I think it should've been released as an EP, with George Martin's score on another EP.

Here's a tracklisting for all 4 though, along with what release date, formats, and tracklisting i think it would've had if The Beatles chose to do it this way:

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The Beatles Yellow Submarine EP:

Likely release date:

17 July 1968

Likely formats:

7 inch vinyl record in mono or stereo run at 45 RPM

Likely tracklisting:

Side A:

Only A Northern Song

All Together Now

Side B:

Hey Bulldog

It's All Too Much

George Martin Orchestra Yellow Submarine EP:

Likely release date:

17 January 1969

Likely format:

7 inch vinyl record in mono or stereo run at 33 RPM

Likely tracklisting:

Side A:

Pepperland

Sea Of Time

Sea Of Holes

Sea Of Monsters

Side B:

March Of The Meanies

Pepperland Laid Waste

Yellow Submarine In Pepperland

Yellow Submarine Songtrack :

Likely release date:

5 August 1968

Likely formats:

LP, 8 track, Cassette, Reel to reel, 4 track, CD (21 July 1987), Digital download (9 September 2009)

Likely tracklisting:

Side A:

Yellow Submarine

Eleanor Rigby

All Together Now

When I'm 64

Only A Northern Song

Nowhere Man

Side B:

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

With A Little Help From My Friends

All You Need Is Love

Hey Bulldog

It's All Too Much

Alternate Yellow Submarine :

Likely Release Date:

22 November 1968

Likely formats:

LP, 8 track, Cassette, Reel to reel, 4 track, CD (21 July 1987), Digital download (9 September 2009)

Likely tracklisting:

Side A:

Yellow Submarine *includes unused intro

Only A Northern Song

All Together Now

Hey Bulldog

It's All Too Much

All You Need Is Love

Side B:

Lady Madonna

The Inner Light

Across The Universe *as it was in 1968, normal speed

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) *as it was in 1968

Revolution

Hey Jude

Yellow Submarine :

Release Date:

17 January 1969

Formats:

LP, 8 track, Cassette, Reel to reel, 4 track, CD (21 July 1968), Digital download (9 September 2009)

Tracklisting:

Side A:

Yellow Submarine

Only A Northern Song

All Together Now

Hey Bulldog

It's All Too Much

All You Need Is Love

Side B:

Pepperland

Sea Of Time

Sea Of Holes

Sea Of Monsters

March Of The Meanies

Pepperland Laid Waste

Yellow Submarine In Pepperland

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I thought i'd do a ranking for mine:

1. as a 4 song EP with George Martin's score being on a different EP

2. like Alternate Yellow Submarine , with the songs from the film on side A and songs not from the film on side B

3. like Yellow Submarine Songtrack where it's like a compilation album

4. The way it is and shouldn't've been.

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Even though it's my least listened to Beatles Album (as a whole), I enjoy it the way it is. To be honest, the times I do get the LP out, I usually play side 2.

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Side 2 isn't bad, it's just not The Beatles.

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I haven't even heard side 2 yet... Probably should being a Beatles fan and alla-hard-days-night-paul-10

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To be fair, The Beatles had no involvement on any of the songs on side 2 of Yellow Submarine so they're not really Beatles songs, even Joe acknowledges this.

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Well they’re official in that they’re on a Beatles album. But in reality, no, they’re just written about here for the sake of completion – I don’t consider them Beatles songs any more than Ken Thorne’s incidental music for Help !, which was released on that US album.

Yellow Submarine is a Beatles/GMO split album.

But if you think they're worth listening to, there's places online to listen to them.

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Flyingbrians said
I haven't even heard side 2 yet... Probably should being a Beatles fan and alla-hard-days-night-paul-10  

Well, if you've seen the movie, you technically have -- albeit with sound effects/dialogue and the like over them.

I think Yellow Submarine  was always in an awkward spot. The sole reason it was made into an album was because EPs didn't sell well in America, and there wasn't enough other material from the group to fill out an entire album (even with the inclusion of "Across The Universe ," as was originally intended on the proposed EP despite that song not appearing in the movie) the way there was for Magical Mystery Tour .

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Actually, side 2 wasn't recorded until October, 3 months after the film's release on 17 July 1968.

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Dark Overlord you could maybe include a "something else" option for your polls!

I kinda wish it existed as a "2lp Soundtrack Album, featuring The Beatles " with all the songs and the score; plus, to pad it out, add a coupla weird items like the extended IATM and alternate mix of YS (to close side 4) plus the boob's singing, selected repartee from the film, and audio outtakes of the boys filming their cameo.

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I'm not too sure if anyone has heard the Monkees soundtrack to their film HEAD but it has 14 tracks and 7 of those tracks are actual Monkees songs. The other tracks are bits of dialogue from the film and incidental music so it is all mashed together and it makes for an interesting listening experience.

I kind of wish the Yellow Submarine album was like that as it would have fit the psychedelic feel of the film.  

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Von Bontee said
Dark Overlord you could maybe include a "something else" option for your polls!

I kinda wish it existed as a "2lp Soundtrack Album, featuring The Beatles " with all the songs and the score; plus, to pad it out, add a coupla weird items like the extended IATM and alternate mix of YS (to close side 4) plus the boob's singing, selected repartee from the film, and audio outtakes of the boys filming their cameo.  

Didn't think about it. Sorry though, as far as i know you can't edit polls.

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Sure but you create quite a few of them, so it's an idea for the future. At least one of your polls I had to skip because I had an alternate answer  (not that my opinions are necessarily hot potatoes)

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Thinking about your idea @vonbontee i thought i'd put it to myself to make a possible Alternate album based off your idea.

Yellow Submarine

Likely release date:

17 January 1969

Likely formats:

LP, Cassette, 8 track, 4 track, Reel to reel, CD, Digital download

Likely tracklisting:

Side A:

A Beginning

Only A Northern Song

All Together Now

Hey Bulldog

It's All Too Much

All You Need Is Love

Side D:

Blooper reel

It's All Too Much (uncut)

Yellow Submarine (alternate mix)

Side B:

Pepperland

Sea Of Time

Sea Of Holes

Sea Of Monsters

March Of The Meanies

Pepperland Laid Waste

Yellow Submarine In Pepperland

Side C:

Yellow Submarine Storybook (collection of audio clips from the film connected in such a way so it tells the story from the movie)

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That looks like a cool soundtrack! The storybook is a wild idea...

Me, I'd have mixed up the songs (including the earlier album repeats like "Eleanor" and "Nowhere Man " and the rest) and orchestral movements and random spoken bits/audio cues out so they matched their appearance in the film chronologically, rather than devoting an entire album side to the score alone. But that's just me. 

Ooh, and the album cover would be a gatefold almost identical to this film poster

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with additional cover credit to George Martin somewhere.

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Elementary Penguin said
I'm not too sure if anyone has heard the Monkees soundtrack to their film HEAD but it has 14 tracks and 7 of those tracks are actual Monkees songs. The other tracks are bits of dialogue from the film and incidental music so it is all mashed together and it makes for an interesting listening experience.

I kind of wish the Yellow Submarine album was like that as it would have fit the psychedelic feel of the film.    

Yes! HEAD soundtrack is the same kinda approach I was thinking, that and a bit of car-crash Zappa-type editing.

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All of this talk is making me wonder, what if they did what they did for The Hobbit and released the entire film on vinyl, albeit just the audio. Yellow Submarine is about 87 minutes long and since an LP can hold up to about 30 minutes per side, that means that they could've released the audio track of the entire film on 2 LP's and as an added bonus, played songs like Love You To , A Day In The Life , and With A Little Help From My Friends in their entirety despite them only appearing in the film partially. That's a great idea and if they did this, Yellow Submarine could've been released on the same day as the film.

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Von Bontee said

Elementary Penguin said
I'm not too sure if anyone has heard the Monkees soundtrack to their film HEAD but it has 14 tracks and 7 of those tracks are actual Monkees songs. The other tracks are bits of dialogue from the film and incidental music so it is all mashed together and it makes for an interesting listening experience.

I kind of wish the Yellow Submarine album was like that as it would have fit the psychedelic feel of the film.    

Yes! HEAD soundtrack is the same kinda approach I was thinking, that and a bit of car-crash Zappa-type editing.  

I only thought of this a couple of days ago but it would have made the album a lot more interesting. 

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I have only listened to the B-side once, 30 years ago. The Beatles themselves had nothing to do with making this music. I wish the Beatles had made more of their own songs and filled the album’s B-side with them instead. Perhaps Hey Jude and Revolution could have been used on this album. 

Perhaps the Beatles didn’t have enough songs to fill an album. Both Yellow Submarine and All You Need Is Love are re-used. Only ANorthern Song was a leftover from Sgt. Pepper ’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. 

I don’t even have the original YS album. Instead I have Yellow Submaring Songtrack on vinyl, where all the Beatles’ own songs on the original A-side are included. 

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There's only one theme of George martin's score that i like.......But I like it very much.

It took me a long time to cough up the dosh for this album, mainly because amongst  the new Beatles music I was only desperate to hear the rarely broadcasted Hey Bulldog ........ I didn't buy this until CDs came along.

 

For me if it had been an EP like Magical Mystery Tour ........I'd have bought it on the first day of release.

 

Having said that..... I'm glad we have it all.....Nowadays the hard-up and the frankly tight-arses can always borrow it from a library and copy the bits they want.

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I think the album would have been better without the orchestral scores, but I still love it. Hey Bulldog is a fantastically amazing masterpiece, and the world would be a sad place without it. No matter what else was on it-- all the other tracks could be five-minute chunks of silence, or even worse, Yoko songs (sorry, I couldn't resist)-- and I would still love the album, just because it had Hey Bulldog .

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