On July 6, The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” will be reissued as a 7-inch picture disc vinyl single to mark the 50th anniversary of the beloved animated film of the same name which was originally released on July 17, 1968. The Capitol/UMe single release will coincide with new theatrical screenings of the movie, featuring a 4K restoration by Paul Rutan Jr., Triage Motion Picture Services, and Eque Inc;, and a 5.1 surround remix by Peter Cobbin at Abbey Road.
The vinyl single will be housed in a die-cut card sleeve, and will include “Eleanor Rigby” on the flipside, as the original “Yellow Submarine” single did upon its release in August 1966. A Number One hit in the U.K. and other countries around the world including Australia, Germany, Holland, and across Scandinavia, it was kept from the U.S.’ top spot by The Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love.” The tune returned to the British charts during Parlophone’s 1980s campaign which found each Beatles single reissued in picture sleeve and picture disc versions. It peaked then at No. 63.