Magical Mystery Tour [Remastered]

Magical Mystery Tour [Remastered]

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by The Beatles
     
 

No one has ever claimed it's the Beatles best album, but it undeniably contains some of their most magnificent music. That seeming conundrum exists because Magical Mystery Tour isn't really an album per se, but rather a cobbled together mix of the soundtrack to the wildly uneven 1967 made for TV movie of the same name (released as a 45 RPM double EP in England)See more details below

Overview

No one has ever claimed it's the Beatles best album, but it undeniably contains some of their most magnificent music. That seeming conundrum exists because Magical Mystery Tour isn't really an album per se, but rather a cobbled together mix of the soundtrack to the wildly uneven 1967 made for TV movie of the same name (released as a 45 RPM double EP in England) and single hits from earlier in the year. The soundtrack songs, perhaps because they were written as incidental music (including "Flying," the band's only instrumental and the only track credited to all four Beatles) are mostly slight, if charming, with the lovely if sentimental "Fool on the Hill" being the standout. But the meat of the album are the just-pre and just-post Sgt. Pepper singles - "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Penny Lane," "Hello Goodbye," and "I Am the Walrus," all of which are either incredibly innovative or masterpieces or both. Sublime bonus: "All You Need is Love," an ode whose message may or may not be true, but whose self-referential montage finale (ending with a chorus of "She Loves You") is unquestionably the precise moment when a rock-and-roll record first flirted with post-modernism.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0077774806220
catalogNumber:
48062

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beatles   Primary Artist
Jack Greene   Violin
Marianne Faithfull   Background Vocals
George Harrison   Guitar,Vocals
Mick Jagger   Background Vocals
John Lennon   Guitar,Vocals
Paul McCartney   Bass,Vocals
Graham Nash   Background Vocals
Ringo Starr   Drums,Vocals
Derek Watkins   Trumpet
Keith Moon   Background Vocals
Mike Vickers   Conductor
Leo Birnbaum   Viola
Greg Bowen   Trumpet
Leon Calvert   Trumpet
Duncan Campbell   Trumpet
Eric Clapton   Background Vocals
Frank Clarke   Double Bass
Freddy Clayton   Trumpet
Bert Courtley   Trumpet
Jack Ellory   Flute
Jack Emblow   Accordion
Kenneth Essex   Viola
Mal Evans   Tambourine
Tony Fisher   Trumpet
Patrick Halling   Violin
Patti Harrison   Background Vocals
Norman Jones   Cello
Sylvia King   Choir, Chorus
Eddie Kramer   Vibes
Gary Walker   Musician
Andrew McGee   Violin
Rex Morris   Tenor Saxophone
John O'Neill   Choir, Chorus
Keith Richards   Background Vocals
Stanley Roderick   Trumpet
Lionel Ross   Cello
Jack Rothstein   Violin
Sidney Sax   Violin
J. Smith   Choir, Chorus
Ray Swinfield   Flute
Richard Taylor   Flute
Tony Tunstall   Horn
Jill Utting   Choir, Chorus
Dennis Walton   Flute
Terry Weil   Cello
John Wilbraham   Trumpet
Michael Winfield   English Horn
Bram Martin   Cello
Mike McCartney   Background Vocals
L. Stevens   Violin
Stanley Woods   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jack Holmes   Violin
Eric Bowie   Violin
Don Honeywill   Tenor Saxophone
Alan Grant   Choir, Chorus
Jack Richards   Violin
Elgar Howarth   Trumpet
David Mason   Piccolo Trumpet
Christopher Reid Taylor   Flute
Ralph Elman   Violin
Roy Copestake   Trumpet
John Jezzard   Violin
Eldon Fox   Cello
Gordon Lewins   Clarinet
Morris Miller   Horn
Peggie Allen   Choir, Chorus
Wendy Horan   Choir, Chorus
Pat Whitmore   Choir, Chorus
June Day   Choir, Chorus
Irene King   Choir, Chorus
G. Mallen   Choir, Chorus
Fred Lucas   Choir, Chorus
Mike Redway   Choir, Chorus
F. Dachtler   Choir, Chorus
D. Griffiths   Choir, Chorus
J. Fraser   Choir, Chorus
Derek Simpson   Cello
P. Goody   Flute
Manny Winters   Flute
Evan Watkins   Trombone
Projekct X   Trombone
Hunter Davies   Musician
John Hall   Cello
Dick Morgan   Oboe
Neill Sanders   Horn

Technical Credits

George Harrison   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Ringo Starr   Composer
George Martin   Producer
Ken Scott   Engineer
Geoff Emerick   Engineer
Alan Rouse   Liner Notes
Kevin Howlett   Liner Notes
Steve Rooke   Remastering
Guy Massey   Remastering
Drew Lorimer   Redesign

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