The Beatles’ announced the release of a limited edition, “Yellow Submarine” 7″ picture disc. The vinyl release, coming July 6, features the title song b/w “Eleanor Rigby.”
The news is related to the return of the beloved animated film, Yellow Submarine, which will arrive in theaters this summer for the 50th anniversary of the film’s original release. (The original Jan. 15 announcement only mentioned the U.K. and Ireland for a July 8 showing in “glorious surround sound” and “stunningly remastered” 4k. Since then, markets around the world will be screening the film for a limited run.)
On its release in 1968, Yellow Submarine was instantly recognised as a landmark achievement. The film combined pioneering animation techniques, dazzling visual invention, witty dialogue and of course glorious music.
The film announcement noted the “big-screen revival will give generations of audiences the golden opportunity to revisit Pepperland.”
Watch the 50th anniversary trailer:
The film was originally released on July 18, 1968. It had its world premiere in London’s Piccadilly Circus the night before, with all four Beatles in attendance.