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“Once Upon A Time…” Songs From The Film “Yellow Submarine”, Apple GEP 8969 (aborted, destroyed).

Published February 11th, 2020

Trial consignment, release beginning of 1969. From the very beginning, the EP was planned to be released in mono and stereo. But due to the six-minute plus length of It’s All Too Much and the addition of the bonus track, the EP was must run at 33 1/3-rpm rather than the standard 45-rpm speed for extended play disc.

There are two versions of the reason for the release of this EP:

Version 1: Following the release of the Yellow Submarine album, the Beatles planned to release a new EP with four songs from the cartoon plus also the previously unreleased Across The Universe, as a cheap alternative to the album.. It was planned to do as a concession to fans who considered that the Beatles did not give them a good value for their money… This version does not seem true. Throwing money away for cheap replays is nonsense, because the album’s circulation was sold despite the high price.

Version 2: Following the release of the Yellow Submarine cartoon, the Beatles initially planned to release exactly the EP. But, subsequently, their plans changed in favor of releasing a long-playing album, on which Side 2 was placed at the disposal of George Martin… Exactly this simple version seems to us the most true.

Unfortunately, the release of the EP was stopped at an early stage and the all circulation was destroyed. How many copies survived is not known.

Stereo version:

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