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Magical Mystery Tour

First released: 1976, November 18

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Label Apple / Parlophone
Catalogue No.

PCTC 255
SMAL 2835 (Import)
CDP 7 48062 2 (CD)

Release date 19th November 1976 (UK release)
7th January 1968 (Import)
21st September 1987 (CD)
Total time 34:44
U.K. Album Chart Detail Entry Date: 13th January 1968
Highest Position: 31
Weeks in Chart: 2 +1 week - 3rd October 1987 (CD release, reached No.52)

Songs recording date and information:

  1. Magical Mystery Tour - Recorded 25th April 1967 - 8 takes. Overdubs 26th April 1967 onto take 8 creating take 9. Overdubs 27th April 1967 onto take 9. Brass overdubs 3rd May 1967 onto take 9. Final mix - take 9
  2. The Fool on the Hill - Recorded 6th September 1967 - 1 take (solo demo) Group recording 25th September 1967 - 4 takes. Overdubs 26th September 1967, take 4 onto take 5 onto take 6. Vocal overdub 27th September 1967 onto take 6. Flute overdubs 20th October 1967 onto take 6. Final mix - take 6
  3. Flying - Recorded 8th September 1967 - 8 takes (Initially known as "Aerial Tour Instrumental") Overdubs 28th September 1967 onto take 8. Final mix - take 8
  4. Blue Jay Way - Recorded 6th September 1967 - 1 take (backing track only) Overdubs 7th September 1967, take 1 onto take 2 onto take 3. Overdubs 6th October 1967 onto take 3. Final mix - take 3
  5. Your Mother Should Know - Recorded 22nd August 1967 - 8 takes. Overdubs 23rd August 1967 onto take 8 creating take 9. A remake 16th September 1967 11 takes (takes 10-20) Overdubs 29th September 1967 onto take 9 (!) - 3 takes (numbered 50-52) Final mix - take 52
  6. I am the Walrus - Recorded 5th September 1967 - 16 takes. Overdubs 6th September 1967 onto take 16 creating take 17. Overdubs 27th September 1967 onto take 17, 3 takes (18-20) + Edit pieces called takes 21-24 + take 20 mixed down to create take 25. Mixing 28th September 1967, take 25 back in to take 17. King Lear overdubs 29th September 1967 onto new take 17. Final mix - the new take 17
  7. Hello Goodbye - Takes 1-16 on 2nd October 1967. Take 17 on 19th October 1967. Takes 18-21 on 25th October 1967. Take 22 on 1st November 1967
  8. Strawberry Fields Forever - Take 1 on 24th November 1966. Takes 2-4 on 28th November 1966. Takes 5-7 on 29th November 1966 (No Take numbered "8") Takes 9-24 on 8th December 1966 (No Take numbered "19") Take 25 on 9th December 1966 (Takes 15 and 24 mixed down and numbered "25") Take 26 on 15th December 1966. Take 7 and Take 26 edited together on 22nd December 1966
  9. Penny Lane - Takes 1-6 on 29th December 1966. Take 7 on 30th December 1966. Takes 8-9 on 6th January 1967
  10. Baby You're a Rich Man - Recorded 11th May 1967 12 takes. Final mix - take 12
  11. All You Need is Love - Recorded 14th June 1967 - 33 takes. Overdubs 19th June onto take 10. Orchestral overdubs 23rd June 1967 takes 34-43 onto take 10. More orchestral overdubs 24th June 1967 takes 44-47 onto take 10. Rehearsal takes 25th June 48-57, the live take being take 58. Final mix - take 58