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starofwonder

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« on: January 10, 2012, 10:18:56 PM »

 Cant help thinking that  1967  was the Beatles ultimate year when everything came
together and they could do no wrong.
 Of course it was the summer of love   (  and  LSD )

 
A massive incredible album  released on  June 1st  ...Sg Pepper
A   6  track  double  EP  released  December .................... Magical Mystery Tour.

The music on the  EP  was so good,  I feel they should have added say
 6 more tracks and  made  Magical Mystery Tour into an  LP...
a nice big cover   opening  up  .....with all the goodies and  cartoon work....  wow !

That would have been two  awesome  LPs  in one year


1  Magical Mystery Tour     
2.    "The Fool on the Hill"      
3.    "Flying"
4.    "Blue Jay Way"
5.    "Your Mother Should Know"   
6.    "I Am the Walrus" 

 with those fab songs you ve got the backbone of a really  great concept LP
somehow,  being an  EP   it  does nt  have the same impact.

I suppose Brian's death in August 67  put the dampers on everything,  strange
he should go  just when the Beatles were at their fabulous best.
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Re: 1967
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 10:00:57 AM »

So, looking at Brian's death and the disaster of MMT on the British TV, things COULD go wrong.
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Re: 1967
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 10:46:43 AM »

Don't forget they released three amazing singles that year as well - Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane, All You Need Is Love/Baby You're a Rich Man and Hello Goodbye/I Am The Walrus.

They also made the MMT film, recorded several songs that would later appear on the Yellow Submarine soundtrack, and recorded more experimental songs which went unreleased until later such as What's The New Mary Jane and You Know My Name.
They also found time to gain an interest in the Maharishi and TM, and Paul was on the board of the organizers of the Monterey pop festival (it was McCartney who recommended that Jimi Hendrix was in the festival line-up). And John and Paul appeared on the Rolling Stones song We Love You as well.

I think the fact that they finished touring in 1966 left them with a lot more time on their hands that they had previously been used to, and they used this spare time to very good effect in 1967. Even though things like the MMT film weren't always received well, it was an adventurous and brave thing to do for the world's top "pop" band.
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Re: 1967
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 01:48:56 AM »

So, looking at Brian's death and the disaster of MMT on the British TV, things COULD go wrong.

Dont forget that Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane were the first singles not to go number one either. Yeah, it wasnt perfect.

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 03:24:01 AM »

So, looking at Brian's death and the disaster of MMT on the British TV, things COULD go wrong.

 ha2ha



actually I was around at the time and MMT double EP was great, no-one had ever released a double EP before especially one with a book in it, so it was very very cool, you didnt know what was coming next
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Re: 1967
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 03:34:43 AM »

ha2ha



actually I was around at the time and MMT double EP was great, no-one had ever released a double EP before especially one with a book in it, so it was very very cool, you didnt know what was coming next

And here in the US, Capitol gave us a booklet in the LP full of clues.   ;D
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Re: 1967
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 09:47:11 AM »

1963 was a very important year for the band as well - between them, their two albums were number one in the UK album chart for well over half the year, while they also had three number one singles in the UK (four if you count PPM), plus they released what is still the most successful EP in UK chart history and saw several Lennon/McCartney songs become hits for other artists.
They played at the Royal Variety Performance, moved from Liverpool to London, went from support act to top of the bill on their national UK tours, made their first steps towards international stardom with a successful tour in Sweden, and began making moves towards conquering Europe and America, booking appearances there for early the following year.
The Beatles Book Monthly was launched, the word "Beatlemania" was coined, and they began to get recognition from serious journalists, not just the local Liverpool press and the tabloids and teen magazines.
1963 was the year they outgrew Britain and began to make waves all around the world.
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Re: 1967
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 04:29:02 PM »

 1  Magical Mystery Tour     
2.    "The Fool on the Hill"     
3.    "Flying"
4.    "Blue Jay Way"
5.    "Your Mother Should Know"   
6.    "I Am the Walrus" 
7     Hello  Goodbye


8    Penny  Lane
 9  Strawberry Fields
10  Baby Your'e  a  Rich Man
11 All You Need is  Love
12  Another  George track
13   Another  J and  P   track
14  Magical Mystery Tour  (  reprise )

You ve  virtually got the  Magical Mystery Tour  Album  right  there  !
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Re: 1967
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2014, 11:39:01 PM »

yes    wot a year....  Sgt  Pepper  released ...
then a few days later  Paul  celebrated his   25th  birthday  !

He d  acheived so much  by then  and  still a very young man

 as the song goes....... Some  guys have all the  luck...
                                Some  guys  have  all the  fun......... !
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Re: 1967
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 10:07:22 AM »

Did someone say that 'Magical Mystery Tour' was a 'disaster'?
No way, Jose!
If 'MMT' (hit and miss, made in '67) was bad, then the first series of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' (hit and miss, made in '69) may as well be judged in the same way.

In Britain today I think the high water-mark is seen to be the 'Revolver' era more than the 'Pepper' era.

However, I think 1967 did see the release of the song that I would play to a martian who wanted to know what the Beatles were all about.....'Penny Lane'.
Not just poppy, not just clever, but poppy AND clever.
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