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Magical Mystery Tour
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Magical Mystery Tour

First released: 1967, December 8

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Tracks
  1. Magical Mystery Tour (2:52)
    Recorded: April 25, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 26-27, 1967 (vocals), May 3, 1967 (trumpets), and November 7, 1967
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano (with echo effects)
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
    Session musicians - three trumpets
  2. Your Mother Should Know (2:29)
    Recorded: August 22, 1967 at Chappell Recording Studios, London, England with overdubs added August 23, 1967 and September 29, 1967
    John Lennon - organ, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison - tambourine, tabla, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  3. I Am the Walrus (4:37)
    Recorded: September 5, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 6, 1967 and September 27, 1967
    John Lennon - lead vocal, mellotron (at the beginning)
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - tambourine, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Session musicians - eight violins, four cellos, three horns
    Choir - six boys singing "Oompah, oompah, stick it up your jumper", six girls singing "Everybody's got one"
  4. The Fool on the Hill (3:00)
    Recorded: September 25, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 26, 1967 and October 20, 1967 (flutes)
    John Lennon - harmonica, maracas
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, piano, double-tracked recorder, flute
    George Harrison - lead guitar, harmonica
    Ringo Starr - finger cymbals
  5. Flying (2:17)
    Recorded: September 8, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 28, 1967
    John Lennon - mellotron, chanting, tape loop at end
    Paul McCartney - guitars, chanting
    George Harrison - guitars, chanting
    Ringo Starr - drums, maracas, chanting, tape loop at end
  6. Blue Jay Way (3:57)
    Recorded: September 6, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 7, 1967 and October 6, 1967
    John Lennon - tambourine
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal, Hammond organ, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Session musician - cello
Releases
1967, December 8 Parlophone MMT/SMMT 1 (UK)
Reviews & comments
Dominic (2009, September 13)
Average??!! I don't think so!! I am the Walrus alone justifies both this EP and the MMT movie. This was a wonderful release. I bought the EP soon after it was released on vinyl and the CD release is good too giving you both stereo and mono versions. Despite the high cost at the time of a double EP, as Ian Fisher rightly points out, it would have been a number one had it not been for the Beatles single Hello Goodbye which had been released a week earlier. For the second time in 4 years (after 1963) the Beatles held both the number one and number two slots on the UK Christmas singles chart! If they'd delayed this release until January it would have been a chart topper!
iainfisher (2009, September 6)
MMT wasn\'t an ablum but a double EP. It reached no 2 in the British charts. It didn\'t reach no 1 because The Beatles were already there. Later MMT was reissued as an album with some extra tracks added.
Никола Коматовић (2008, July 3)
Average album, what is strange for the Beatles... After Sgt. Peper, they should have to make a dozen of singles before "White Album", which should have been a little shorter. Back to "MMT", it was better not to do this album, and of course film, but to publish ONLY few singles, such are "I Am the Walrus", "Fool on the Hill",... Songs as title-song, "Flying" were done only to cover the time and some time on the film... Anyway, especially after Sgt. Peper, great fall of Beatles has begun.
ralphy from the west side (2005, March 4)
i'm high right now

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