Magical Mystery Tour

by The Beatles

(1967) Capitol #C2 48062

Personnel John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
URL http://www.thebeatles.com/
Description The U.S. version of the soundtrack for their British television special embellished the six songs that were found on the British Magical Mystery Tour double EP with five other cuts from their 1967 singles.
Posted By Anthony Holden (9426)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 6/14/2002, Karl Haikara (2330) posted:
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Thank God for "I Am a Walrus" great song, I love it, makes this a needed album, and thats not including Penny Lane and all the other great songs.
On 4/21/2001, Anthony Holden (9426) posted:
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My favourite album, even though not originally intended in this format. I love all of the 11 songs included. My favourites include Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever, Your Mother Should Know, The Fool on the Hill, Magical Mystery Tour, & Hello Goodbye.

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-- The classic style of "Fool On The Hill" still remains one of today's most recognized standards. "Your Mother Should Know" with its whimsical melody & background vocals takes one back to days of innocence & charm. "Flying", the only song that credits all 4 of the boys as writers is a dreamy instrumental. And, of course, the quintessential "I Am The Walrus" shows you the images that lived in John's head so vividly. MMT is an album that deserves as much praise as its predecessors & obviously a must-have for Beatle fans.

-- Got to love Magical Mystery Tour. I think it represents happy and magical times. It's a great album to listen to when you're feeling depressed.

-- A hodgepodge of left over filler tracks from a bunrt-out drug period! A Sgt. Pepper wanna be. An album even the Monkees would have been embarrassed to put out! All kidding aside...MMT is a psychedelic classic that ranks among the greatest albums of all time (Dark Side of the Moon, Electric Land lady, Who's Next & even Sgt. Pepper!) ... it ebbs and flows with the force of the ocean tides. When life gets rough I can turn to MMT to "Take me away!" as it says in the title track ... P.S. The movie MMT does have it's quirky moments that limits it's appeal, but, the many high points are truly sublime!

-- Definitely underrated. Blue Jay Way is awesome with its strange cello part and organ and all the weird studio effects. Flying is a superb quasi-instrumental peace that is unmatched by the Beatles or their solo career instrumentals. The singles on the back give the listener a chance to hear good songs without having to dig out the singles. A great idea!

-- A great album. Blue Jay Way is a GREAT song. I think this is George' best song.

-- This is an awsome album. Released still during the kaleidescopic year of 1967, it would be the last of the Beatles interest in pure psychadelia. Play this album at high volume on a crystal clear blue sky day to get it's full beautiful effect.

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Well, what can I say ?? I highly recommend this album.