This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Yellow Submarine
, the legendary animated film featuring Heinz Edelmann's ground breaking art direction and starring Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with a soundtrack by The Beatles. Apple Records, the Beatles label, has announced that the film will return to UK and Ireland cinemas for one night only July 8. A U.S. showing has not yet been announced but it's expected to be forth coming.
This year is also the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles White Album
and though no announcements have been made, it's expected that a lavish re-release is underway which hopefully will include the "Esher Tapes", over 20 acoustic demos that John, Paul, and George recorded at George's house in Esher, Surrey in May, 1968. The tapes include early versions of "Blackbird," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and "Revolution," along with songs that later appeared on Beatles solo albums including "Junk" by Paul McCartney and John Lennon's "Child of Nature," an early version of "Jealous Guy" released on Imagine
. Stay tuned for more fab details soon.