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Apple Commercial for iTunes

Description

This commercial shows a variety of Beatles albums, but instead of having flat, 2D cover art, the commercial zooms in and out of the covers like they are real 3D worlds. 
 
It begins with the famous "Please Please Me" album cover with The Beatles looking down from a balcony. The camera moves up toward the singers and enters the landing above them. It gets dark and turns into the "With The Beatles" cover with the Fab Four's heads flying past. Next we see "A Hard Day's Night" with each row of faces flying past like an old film strip. Continuing the chronological order of album releases, we next see the photo from the cover of "Beatles for Sale" and then the Help cover with the semaphore flag pose. Help morphs into "Rubber Soul" and then quickly into the drawn "Revolver" cover. On top of the inked Revolver cover starts falling all the dozens of historical figures and characters from the infamous "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" cover. The "Magical Mystery Tour" then flips in followed by "The Beatles" (The "White Album"). The commercial turns animated again as the trippy "Yellow Submarine" cover is featured. The submarine flies by the "Let It Be" cover blowing away the singers' pictures revealing the "Abbey Road" album.

Voiceover, Dialog, Spoken Text, Script, or Lyrics

(Lyrics) 
Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour 
Roll up (that's an invitation), roll up for the mystery tour 
Roll up (to make a reservation), roll up for the mystery tour 
The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away 
Waiting to take you away 
Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour

Written Text

Please Please Me - The Beatles - Stereo 
With the Beatles 
A Hard Day's Night 
Beatles for Sale 
Help (NUJV, or mirror image of LPUS with semaphore flags) 
Rubber Soul 
Revolver 
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 
Magical Mystery Tour 
The Beatles (White Album) 
Yellow Submarine 
Let It Be 
Abbey Road 
The Beatles on iTunes

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these albums...

Abbey Road

  • Date:
  • Type: Album
This Album is referred to by Apple Commercial for iTunes
  • Buy Abbey Road on Amazon
  • Buy Abbey Road on iTunes
  • Buy Abbey Road on GooglePlay

It refers to these movies...

Yellow Submarine

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Apple Commercial for iTunes
While technically just a reference to the album, since the commercial animated the Yellow Submarine cover, it is an indirect reference to this Beatles animated movie.
  • Buy Yellow Submarine on Amazon
  • Buy Yellow Submarine on iTunes
  • Buy Yellow Submarine on GooglePlay

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

A Hard Day's Night
performed by The Beatles
part of A Hard Day's Night

  • Date:
  • Type: Song

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performed by The Beatles

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performed by The Beatles

She Loves You
performed by The Beatles

  • Date:
  • Type: Song

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
performed by The Beatles

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