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Magical Mystery Tour
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Magical Mystery Tour

First released: 1976, November 18

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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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"
  7. Hello Goodbye (3:32)
    Recorded: October 2, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added October 19, 20, 25 and November 2, 1967
    John Lennon - lead guitar, organ, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, bongos, conga drum,
    background vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, tambourine, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, maracas
    Session musicians - two violas
  8. Strawberry Fields Forever (4:10)
    Recorded: November 24, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with additional work on November 28-29 and December 8, 9, 15, and 21, 1966
    John Lennon - lead vocal, lead guitar, harpsichord
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, piano, bongos, flute
    George Harrison - lead guitar, timpani
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Mal Evans - tambourine
    Philip Jones - alto trumpet
    Session musicians - two cellos, two horns
  9. Penny Lane (3:04)
    Recorded: December 29, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added December 30, 1966 and January, 1967
    John Lennon - piano, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, Arco string bass, flute
    George Harrison - conga drum, firebell
    Ringo Starr - drums
    George Martin - piano
    David Mason - piccolo trumpet
    Philip Jones - trumpet
  10. Baby You're a Rich Man (3:03)
    Recorded: May 11, 1967 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, clavioline, piano
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, piano, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - tambourine, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, maracas
    Session musicians - vibes
  11. All You Need Is Love (3:48)
    Recorded: June 14, 1967 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England (backing track), overdubbed and shortened at an Abbey Road session, then overdubbed live on the "Our World" TV broadcast
    ::Backing track::
    John Lennon - harpsichord
    Paul McCartney - string bass played with a bow
    George Harrison - violin
    Ringo Starr - drums
    ::Abbey Road Track::
    John Lennon - lead vocal
    Paul McCartney - electric bass guitar
    George Harrison - guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    ::Live "Our World" track::
    John Lennon - lead vocal
    Paul McCartney - background vocal
    George Harrison - background vocal
    Session musicians - studio orchestra
    Mick Jagger, Gary Leeds, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull,
    Jane Asher, Patti Harrison, Keith Moon, Graham Nash - chorus
Credits
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
Cover Photo by: John Kelly
Releases
1976, November 18 Parlophone PCTC 255 (UK)
Reviews & comments
BeatlemaniacRenzo (2012, September 6)
It is such a short album, but c'mon, it is wonderful! with songs like Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane, Magical Mystery Tour and the Fool on the Hill, this album is awesome, I love it
Dominic (2012, August 8)
Actually Alex sorry to be perdantic but this is a Discography of UK Beatles albums and the official release date of the UK Vinyl (a music cassette had been released a year or two earlier) was in fact November 1976! That said you wouldn not have had any problems buying the USA Import version (released Dec 67) which actually sold well enough to make the top 30 UK Album chart over the XMAS period of 1967 despite the MMT double EP & Hello Goodbye/I am The Walrus single holding positions 1 & 2 in the UK singles chart.
Alex (2012, July 26)
Released in 1967, not 1976 - FYI
Jojo (2004, April 23)
The most psychodelical album of the beatles For me that album is better than the "Sgt. Pepper's..." Only you should listen songs as Magical Mystery Tour, You Mother Should Know, The Fool on The Hill, I am the walrus, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever and let your soul fly with these sounds.
Dmitry (2003, July 9)
It is one of my most favorite Beatles albums and it is in my top 10 albums of all times and artists. Great songs from great 1967 year!
stealurface (2003, April 5)
This album is the one i believe to be the best in alot of ways...it seems that most of the early releases didnt contain alot of music that took risk...everything is so pop pop pop....MMT doesnt follow any set patterns in music...maybe the songs dont mix well together...but why should they...i get bored of listening to most of the early stuff
Johnnny (2003, March 17)
Even though most people consider the actual Magical Mystery Tour film to be sub-standard, the album itself is amazing, even if some of the songs don't go well with each other. After all, half of the tracks are singles that were added to make enough tracks for an album. There isn't really any low point throughout this drug-influenced, glorious, underrated masterpiece, from the whimsical title track to the weird, almost scary madness that is Lennon's "I am the Walrus", the most famous track on the album, and deservedly so. This song starts off innocent enough, with some orchestration, but soon turns into an insane trip, including nonsense lyrics and dialogue from a radio play of Shakespeare's King Lear. You've got to hear it to believe it. "The Fool on the Hill", McCartney's best song on here, is fantastically simple, and it's easy to get stuck in your head. As well as these and a few other songs, the album includes such classics as "All You Need is Love", "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane", as well as the less-known "Baby You're a Rich Man". Overall, a great album which deserves a home in any Beatle fan's collection.
Nick (2002, October 10)
This was my first Beatles album, so besides from the random songs I've downloaded, this cd essentially holds 'a special place,' as corny as that may sound.

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