|In addition to the soundtrack album, United Artists
prepared a series of records to promote the film. These
records are extremely rare for two reasons. First, they were
pressed in very limited numbers and distributed only to
selected radio stations and movie theaters. Second, because
the records were solely intended to promote the motion
picture, most disc jockeys and theater managers did not save
these unique records after the film had run its course.
|The first of these records issued
by United Artists was a Open-End interview disc.
Open-end interview records enabled a disc jockey to give the impression that he was personally conducting an exclusive interview with the group. The illusion was created by combining a script of statements and questions to ask the group with a record containing gaps of silence to insert the disc jockeyfs reading of the script along with the pre-recorded responses of the boys. Record companies prepared these records hoping that radio personalities would be anxious to air a gpersonalh interview with the Beatles to impress listeners.
Stations were also sent an album of Radio Spot Announcements promoting the film.
SUBMARINE" RADIO SPOTS
|November 1968 / One side press.
Promotional Use Only
|Cut 1 ...0:60
|Cut 2 ...0:60
|Cut 3 ...0:30
|Cut 4 ...0:18
|FRONT --> Click!
|BACK --> Click!
|SIDE 1 --> Click!
|SIDE 2 --> Click!
|LABEL CLOSE UP
|This is a radio spot album created by
Apple and United Artists for distribution to radio stations
to promote the group's animated film.
|LABEL CLOSE UP
|Writing on the label correct the information printed on originally. The one-sided LP contains two 60 second spots, two 30 second spots, and a 10 second spot. Very cool spots with bits of Beatles songs throughout.
|United Artists Promo Yellow label
|KAL-004-1 (hand etched)
|RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
|RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT
|Plain white sleeve. Single type. Housed in
a cardboard jacket.
|COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
|Beatles "The Yellow
Submarine" Radio Spots LP Apple Films.
Presumably sometime in November of 1968, a 12 inch promotional album was released to radio stations which contained five commercials to be aired in promotion of the animated film "Yellow Submarine."
It was issued in a plain sleeve.
Here's a radio spot album created by Apple and United Artists for distribution to radio stations to promote the group's animated film. Since DJs would normally just do such promos live, most of these copies were summarily tossed.
Writing on the label correct the information printed on originally.
The label on this one-sided disc (the other side of the album was blank) read "Apple Films Presents 'The Yellow Sumbarine' (A United Artists Release)" and contained two 60-second spots, two 30-second spots and one 10-second spot. A small segment of "Eleanor Rigby" is heard in some of these radio spots.