7" Picture Disc Pressing Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Iconic Animated Film It Inspired!
July 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles groundbreaking animated film Yellow Submarine inspired by the John Lennon-Paul McCartney composition of the same name. A digitally-remastered version of the film is returning to select cinemas around the world for the first time since 1999 and as part of the celebrations, Capitol/UNI are releasing a 7" picture disc of the title song b/w fellow Revolver track "Eleanor Rigby," just as the original single did when it first appeared in August 1966. Featuring images taken from the high resolution 4k restoration of the film, it's housed in a 7" x 7" card sleeve with a die-cut hole on the front to show the disc.
The original single hit No. 1 in the UK and in numerous countries around the world. In the US, it peaked at No. 2, held off the top spot in September 1966 by the Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love." The sound effects used on "Yellow Submarine" came mainly from oddments in a cupboard storage area at Studio Two of Abbey Road. Lennon even blew bubbles into a bucket for one effect, and the recording featured Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones chinking glasses. Backing vocalists included Marianne Faithfull, Pattie Harrison and Beatles insiders George Martin, Neil Aspinall and Mal Evans.
• 50th Anniversary Edition 7" vinyl single picture disc
• Housed in a 7" x 7" card sleeve with die-cut hole on the front to show the disc