Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

Yellow Submarine

First released: January 13, 1969

Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick
Design: King Features Syndicate – Subafilms Ltd.

Yellow Submarine Score (songs 7-12)
Composed by George Martin; performed by George Martin’s Orchestra

Yellow Submarine in Pepperland written by J.Lennon and P.McCartney, arranged by G.Martin

  1. Yellow Submarine – 2:41
    Recorded: May 26, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with special effects overdubbed June 1, 1966
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, background vocal, blowing bubbles through a straw
    Paul McCartney – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – tambourine, background vocal, swirling water in a bucket
    Ringo Starr – lead vocal, drums
    Mal Evans, Neil Aspinall, George Martin, Alf, Geoff Emerick, Patti Harrison and studio staff – chorus on fadeout
    Session musicians – brass band
  2. Only a Northern Song – 3:28
    Recorded: February 13, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with lead vocals overdubbed February 14, 1967 and more overdubs added April 20, 1967
    John Lennon – piano, discordant instruments
    Paul McCartney – bass, discordant instruments
    George Harrison – double-tracked lead vocal, organ, discordant instruments
    Ringo Starr – drums, discordant instruments
    Session musicians – brass
  3. All Together Now – 2:13
    Recorded: May 12, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – banjo, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison – harmonica, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, finger cymbals
  4. Hey Bulldog – 3:14
    Recorded: February 11, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, piano, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, tambourine
    Ringo Starr – drums
  5. It’s All Too Much – 6:29
    Recorded: May 25, 1967 at De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios, London, England with overdubs added May 26, 1967 and June 2, 1967
    John Lennon – lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar, organ
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
    Session musicians – two trumpetsThe verse that was in the movie but not on the album version is “Nice to have the time to take this opportunity/Time for me to look at you and you to look at me”

  6. All You Need Is Love – 3:48
    Recorded: June 14, 1967 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England (backing track), overdubbed and shortened at an Abbey Road session, then overdubbed live on the “Our World” TV broadcast

    ::Backing track::
    John Lennon – harpsichord
    Paul McCartney – string bass played with a bow
    George Harrison – violin
    Ringo Starr – drums
    ::Abbey Road Track::
    John Lennon – lead vocal
    Paul McCartney – electric bass guitar
    George Harrison – guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    ::Live “Our World” track::
    John Lennon – lead vocal
    Paul McCartney – background vocal
    George Harrison – background vocal
    Session musicians – studio orchestra
    Mick Jagger, Gary Leeds, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull,
    Jane Asher, Patti Harrison, Keith Moon, Graham Nash – chorus
  7. Pepperland – 2:24
    Performed by George Martin’s Orchestra.
  8. Medley: Sea of Time and Sea of Holes – 5:21
    Performed by George Martin’s Orchestra.
  9. Sea of Monsters – 3:40
    Performed by George Martin’s Orchestra.
  10. March of Meanies – 2:22
    Performed by George Martin’s Orchestra.
  11. Pepperland Laid Waste – 2:15
    Performed by George Martin’s Orchestra.
  12. Yellow Submarine in Pepperland – 2:11
    Performed by George Martin’s Orchestra.