Following the recent first anniversary of The Beatles catalog's worldwide digital exclusivity on the iTunes Store® (http://www.iTunes.com), an exclusive Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' book that lets readers tap their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to immerse themselves in the legendary film's colorful sights and sounds is available for free download on Apple's iBookstore worldwide starting today. The iBookstore is available via the free iBooks App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and at http://www.iTunes.com/iBookstore.
The iBookstore's exclusive 'Yellow Submarine' book takes the reader on a kaleidoscopic, music-filled journey with The Beatles to an underwater dreamland featuring animated illustrations and text from the 2004 book, 14 full-color video clips from the original 1968 film, audio clips of classic Beatles hits and Sir George Martin's original score, original dialogue from the film, "read aloud" functionality to follow along as actor Dean Lennox Kelly narrates, as well as interactive features that let you tap the story's wild array of butterflies, starfish and sea monsters to make them come alive. A video trailer for the book is available for free streaming starting today at http://www.iTunes.com/TheBeatles.
The vibrantly illustrated book was designed by Fiona Andreanelli using Heinz Edelmann's original artwork from the film, and its story has been adapted by Charlie Gardner from the film’s original screenplay, co-written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn and Eric Segal.
Inspired by The Beatles’ song of the same name, ‘Yellow Submarine’ dives 80,000 leagues beneath the sea to Pepperland, a musical paradise where Sergeant Pepper’s band plays on until the music-hating Blue Meanies invade, sealing the band inside a music-proof bubble and leaving it a silent wasteland. But Old Fred, captain of the Yellow Submarine, escapes to Liverpool and persuades Ringo - with a little help from his friends John, Paul and George - to join him on a magical adventure to return music and love to Pepperland.
Since first launching worldwide on November 16, 2010, The Beatles’ exclusive digital releases on iTunes now include the band’s 13 legendary remastered studio albums, a special digital edition of the GRAMMY®-winning ‘Beatles Stereo Box Set,’ the two-volume ‘Past Masters’ compilation, the classic ‘1962-1966’ (‘Red’) and ‘1967-1970’ (‘Blue’) collections, the GRAMMY-winning ‘LOVE’ album and ‘All Together Now,’ the feature-length documentary about the making of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil®, the band’s remastered 'Anthology' music collections, and the record-breaking ‘1' hits collection.
The Beatles have now sold over ten million songs and over 1.8 million albums on the iTunes Store worldwide.