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Postby Ghavi » Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:29 pm

Magical Mystery Tour
November 27, 1967 Parlophone Records

Side A (LP)
1. Magical Mystery Tour (Lennon/McCartney)
2. The Fool On The Hill (Lennon/McCartney)
3. Flying (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starr)
4. Blue Jay Way (Harrison)
5. Your Mother Should Know (Lennon/McCartney)

Side B (LP)
6. I Am The Walrus (Lennon/McCartney)
7. Hello Goodbye (Lennon/McCartney)
8. Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon/McCartney)
9. Penny Lane (Lennon/McCartney)
10. Baby You're A Rich Man (Lennon/McCartney)
11. All You Need Is Love (Lennon/McCartney)

Originaly began as a side project of Paul's, who was experimenting with video and electronic soundtracks, Magical Mystery Tour was the Beatles' first project since the death of manager Brian Epstein. Soon all four of the Beatles were involved in the project, which turned out to be a disaster. Without Epstein to look over the project, everything wrong that could've happened did; including the "Magical Mystery Tour" sign falling off of the bus. The film aired on BBC at Christmas time and was criticized, mocked, and laughed at. Paul replied, "Aren't we entitled to a flop?" The album, though, was a smash. In the UK it was released as a double-EP set and reached #1 across the world. Capitol, noting that the previous two US Beatles EPs were flops, refused to issue a double EP set, instead gathering the material for a full album. It was the last US release to be issued in both mono and stereo, the mono version being more rare. Issued as a full album in England in 1976, and in Germany in 1971. Nominated for the 1968 Grammy for Album Of The Year.
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:Magical Mystery Tour

Postby Ghavi » Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:29 pm

Magical Mystery Tour
November 27, 1967 Parlophone Records

Side A (LP)
1. Magical Mystery Tour (Lennon/McCartney)
2. The Fool On The Hill (Lennon/McCartney)
3. Flying (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starr)
4. Blue Jay Way (Harrison)
5. Your Mother Should Know (Lennon/McCartney)

Side B (LP)
6. I Am The Walrus (Lennon/McCartney)
7. Hello Goodbye (Lennon/McCartney)
8. Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon/McCartney)
9. Penny Lane (Lennon/McCartney)
10. Baby You're A Rich Man (Lennon/McCartney)
11. All You Need Is Love (Lennon/McCartney)

Originaly began as a side project of Paul's, who was experimenting with video and electronic soundtracks, Magical Mystery Tour was the Beatles' first project since the death of manager Brian Epstein. Soon all four of the Beatles were involved in the project, which turned out to be a disaster. Without Epstein to look over the project, everything wrong that could've happened did; including the "Magical Mystery Tour" sign falling off of the bus. The film aired on BBC at Christmas time and was criticized, mocked, and laughed at. Paul replied, "Aren't we entitled to a flop?" The album, though, was a smash. In the UK it was released as a double-EP set and reached #1 across the world. Capitol, noting that the previous two US Beatles EPs were flops, refused to issue a double EP set, instead gathering the material for a full album. It was the last US release to be issued in both mono and stereo, the mono version being more rare. Issued as a full album in England in 1976, and in Germany in 1971. Nominated for the 1968 Grammy for Album Of The Year.
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Postby Berkeleyan » Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:15 am

Let's see - I adore "I'm the Walrus", "Your Mother Should Know", "The Fool on the Hill", of course "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Penny Lane" and the title track. YMSK is SO UNDER-RATED by everybody !
I 'm not too keen on "Hello Goodbye" and I adore the lyrics to "All You Need is Love". I don't care for "Blue Jay Way", it's probably one George's worst tunes.

"Flying", although not a great tune by any stretch, does sound very cool to me. "Baby You're a Rich Man" is a throwaway song but does contain a keyboard sound that I really dig...[:D] I wonder how they did that - pianos put together with "flanging" added? [:D]
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Postby Ghavi » Thu Nov 13, 2003 1:09 pm

Clavicord, Harpiscord, Ghavicord something like that...
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Postby Maestri09 » Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:50 pm

I liked baby you're rich man. I think it has an impressive vocal performance by john and paul. plus, it features brian jones on sax...or a related woodwind.
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Postby Berkeleyan » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:23 am

quote:Originally posted by Ghavi
Clavicord, Harpiscord, Ghavicord something like that...


OK man - but you created a new one after yourself [:D].
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Postby Gastro (gone) » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:35 pm

The EP did not get to #1 in the UK. Only #2.
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Postby Berkeleyan » Tue Nov 18, 2003 11:43 am

What a flop ! [:D]
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Postby Gastro (gone) » Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:25 pm

By Beatles standards it was a catastrophe. [:D]
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Postby Steve-o » Wed Dec 24, 2003 9:38 am

Great songs for the most part, and a real post-Pepper treat!!!
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