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A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« on: April 04, 2014, 04:37:09 PM »

I'm a John guy, but still prefer "Magical Mystery Tour" (in fact, both songs were collaborations between John and Paul). I have my own reasons to have to choose between these two songs. Don't ask me why.
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Re: A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 07:29:18 PM »

Wow Hombre, your choice seriously surprises me. I love MMT and all, but A Day In The Life is just one of those can-move-mountains Beatles songs to me. Deserves all the praise it gets.
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Re: A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 06:19:55 AM »

As 'Magical Mystery Tour' (the film) has.....in my opinion.....dated far better than 'Sgt. Pepper's' (the album), I'd go for 'Magical Mystery Tour'.
I can't imagine playing Sgt. Pepper's any time soon, but I'm sure I'll see MMT by the end of the year.
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Re: A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 01:17:22 PM »

I recognize "A Day In The Life" as a masterpiece, but there's something I can't explain that I don't like about it.

The message of "Magical Mystery Tour" is more direct and simple, with a catchy chorus, inviting us not only to a special tour, but also to a new life.
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Re: A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 06:49:48 PM »

Despite the comments, I see by the stats that I'm in the minority with my choice of "Magical Mystery Tour". For me it's no reflection on Sgt. Pepper that I didn't choose "A Day in the Life". I love the album and I think the song is mind-blowing as well. It's just that I prefer the overall feel of MMT. It lifts me up when I hear it while ADitL is a bit heavy and disconcerting at times. It hurts my ears a little too. LOL Of course Paul's part in the middle is light. I guess that's the part I like best. Also, it doesn't hurt that I love the "Magical Mystery Tour" movie so much. But even before I watched the movie this song was my favorite.

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Re: A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 04:10:06 PM »

I'm in the camp of considering ADITL as one of the Beatles masterpieces and one of the greatest arrangements/recordings in modern music. So it beats most Beatle songs. MMT is fun but comes across as a bit of a rewarmed Sgt Peppers (the song)

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Re: A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014, 12:23:26 AM »

I didn't vote.  They're both fine pieces each representing the best of their respective primary writer's songwriting abilities for the different purposes at hand.
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Re: A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2014, 01:07:05 AM »


I went with Magical Mystery Tour. I recognize that A Day in the Life is a masterpiece, but I've never warmed to it. I find it depressing for some reason. Magical Mystery Tour isn't one of my top favorite Fab Four songs, but I do prefer it to A Day in the Life. I see I'm in a small minority.
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Re: A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2014, 02:28:44 AM »

what Baz said   glassesslip
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Re: A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2014, 02:40:55 AM »

I would have voted for Mr. Moonlight if it were listed, Kev.



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Re: A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2014, 05:47:57 AM »

I would have voted for Mr. Moonlight if it were listed, Kev.



 ;D

Haha
as you know Bazil, I don't like that song, they should've changed it for Leave My Kitten Alone or even an original like One After 909 or........................hell.... ANYTHING !! 
Kansas City sucks as well, how to ruin an album eh   :-X
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Re: A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2014, 06:01:09 AM »

Haha
as you know Bazil, I don't like that song, they should've changed it for Leave My Kitten Alone or even an original like One After 909 or........................hell.... ANYTHING !! 
Kansas City sucks as well, how to ruin an album eh   :-X


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Any other ways of saying my name down there, mate?

I agree with you about Kansas City.  Paul butchered it.  This is how it really goes...


Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison


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Re: A Day In The Life vs. Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2014, 11:40:57 PM »

:)

Any other ways of saying my name down there, mate?


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