A Short Clarification
Michael D. Williams | Southern California | 09/09/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The 1999 Yellow Submarine Songtrack is not the 1969, 1990, 2009 Yellow Submarine Soundtrack. Names are similar and confusing. The 1999 reissue is a totally different alternate Yellow Submarine album. It lacks the George Martin Orchestral tracks but adds in a number of then popular Beatles songs, some associated with the film, to make a sort of greatest hits album. Remember the "Yellow Submarine (1969)" film story is also "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)" too and is "continued" series of songs from that album. The 1999 track listing is virtually totally different from the 1990 or 2009 CDs or 1969 LP. Only sharing about 6 songs. Amazon has the reviews all jumbled up and mixed up. I have not compared the actual sound of the CDs yet. Though since 1999 is between 1990 and 2009, the sound might be an intermediate improvement over the ancient LP (at least for the 6 songs. It like most reissues is surely remixed to some extent. Sure, the regular Yellow Submarine Film Soundtrack albums are short on actual Beatles songs (should be priced as an "CD-EP"), but there are some good ones. Can't rate any Beatles (official album) less than 4 or 5. Buy both albums."
The Beatles out to steal our money.
Magnus Hägermyr | Malmö, SE | 08/18/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A typical soundtrackalbum hence that the music is depended on the film. Only four new beatlestracks, with Lennons "Hey Bulldog" as the classic, which would have formed a strong EP. This album feels like an unnecessery rip-off."
I think it's classic
beatles88 | New York | 08/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's not as great as their other albums, but it is still amazing. It probably would've been nice to have 2 different songs to replace "yellow submarine" and "all you need is love" since those are on other studio albums, would've made the album stand out more probably. The other 4 songs are great, especially George's. The score is nice, and you will find yourself listening to it more than any other score. And you need this to complete your collection! The booklet is fun to read as well."