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  1. Ted Pastuszak Jr. on July 26, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Many thanks for promptly sending me the new book – it arrived yesterday, and made my afternoon.

    The inclusion of the entry for the canceled “Yellow Submarine” EP was terrific, and the concept for the jacket cover held particular interest, since I put together what I envisioned the jacket would have looked like a few years ago for a friend. But after having done so, I later thought that perhaps the EP would not have referred Yellow Submarine so closely, since the film was already about a year old, and the release included a track not featured in the film. So I speculated that perhaps the EP might have even been called “Across the Universe,” since the Beatles seemed so determined to rehearse the song during the filming of what became “Let it Be.” Perhaps their revival and focus on the song during January 1969 was with an eye on promoting what was intended to be their next release

    Anyway, it’s just a thought, but I was wondering if in your research if you uncovered any conclusive evidence that the EP would have in fact been called Yellow Submarine, or would have been that closely tied to the album. This was always the presumption, of course, was but perhaps the intent was to market it a bit differently, especially since “Yellow Submarine”, the only song that the film is actually based to, wasn’t on the EP.

    Thank you again for yet another marvelous reference book.

  2. Mike Rapsis on July 26, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Received the new book yesterday. From what I could absorb of it in such a brief time. it has already exceeded my already high expectations which is saying quite a bit considering how many already consider the quality of your books to be second to none. I would rate it 11 on a scale of 1 to 10 if that were possible. If anyone reading this is undecided whether to purchase the book because of the cost, do yourself a favor and add this book to your library – it is worth every cent and then some. Thank you for yet another definitive reference work that will yield at least one lifetime of enjoyment.