Magical Mystery Tour [Remastered]

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/2009
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099945822308
  • Catalog Number: 58223
  • Sales rank: 124,192

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Magical Mystery Tour (2:50)
  2. 2 The Fool on the Hill (2:59)
  3. 3 Flying (2:15)
  4. 4 Blue Jay Way (3:55)
  5. 5 Your Mother Should Know (2:28)
  6. 6 I Am the Walrus (4:35)
  7. 7 Hello Goodbye (3:28)
  8. 8 Strawberry Fields Forever (4:07)
  9. 9 Penny Lane (3:00)
  10. 10 Baby You're a Rich Man (3:01)
  11. 11 All You Need Is Love (3:52)
  12. 12 Magical Mystery Tour Mini-Documentary
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beatles Primary Artist, Primary Artist, 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 Leeds 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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great album from a silly TV show

    The Magical Mystery Tour TV show was a mess but thankfully this album is a real treat. Must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My Favorite Album!

    I got "Magical Mystery Tour" last October, and I've got to admit that it's one of my favorite Beatles album, next to "Help!" I can listen to the entire album a thousand times a day, and never get sick of it. My favorite songs include Penny Lane, Your Mother Should Know, and Strawberry Fields Forever. It's a great album. I recommend it to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Roll up for the Mystery Tour!

    What's this? It looks like the Beatles made a film in colour! You might like this soundtrack album of the same name. It's got a whole bunch of fun tunes to keep the kiddies dancing. I know I like it. Does that mean anything? Perhaps not, but if you try this album out for size, you just might be taken down to Strawberry Fields Forever. At least that's what the song says.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It might be my favorite...

    I have almost every Beatles album I want, and so far I think this one might be my favorite. Not ONE song by Ringo Starr...that made me VERY happy. Defitely...check this album OUT!!! If you're into the Beatles, you'll like it...trust me. Such great songs, and so groundbreaking, too. "I Am The Walrus", "All You Need Is Love", every song, incredible, different.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Worthy Follow Up to Sgt. Pepper!

    When you consider the fact that Magical Mystery Tour had to follow Sgt. Pepper, it might be time to cut this underrated album a little bit of slack. If allowed to stand on its own terms, it may not be one of the Beatles' masterpieces, but it is still a good record nonetheless. Many of the tracks are at least as good as anything on Sgt. Pepper: "Magical Mystery Tour," "Hello, Goodbye," "All You Need is Love" and a few actually eclipse the Beatles' work on Sgt. Pepper. "Fool on the Hill" and "Penny Lane" are certainly stronger both musically and lyrically than any of McCartney's contributions to Pepper. "I Am the Walrus" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" fare better than any of Lennon's compositions on Pepper, with the exceptions of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "A Day in the Life." What is particularly striking about this record is that the five non-soundtrack LP singles included here ("Strawberry Fields," "Penny Lane," "Hello, Goodbye," "Baby, You're a Rich Man" & "All You Need is Love" actually complement the soundtrack songs and, to a certain extent, surpass them. This is especially true of the double-sided "Fields & "Lane" which were originally intended for the Sgt. Pepper LP but were eventually abandoned for that project when the original concept for it, the Beatles reflecting on their childhood, changed. It is good that EMI decided to release the American version of this record, which contained the non-soundtrack singles, on CD rather than the original British version which did not. It is the inclusion of those singles that makes Magical Mystery Tour a worthy follow up to Sgt. Pepper. This record marks a fine coda to the Beatles' psychedelic period. Though they would return to psychedelia one more time for Yellow Submarine, from this point in their career they would record the best and most enduring music of their career. Forget about the awful made for British TV movie for which this serves as the soundtrack. Listen to this record on its own terms and I think that you will be pleasantly surprised.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the strangest acid trips you'll ever hear

    Sgt. Pepper may be their best psychedelic album, but Magical Mystery Tour remains their strangest. Odd arrangements are everywhere here, especially the avant-garde, symphonic piece "I Am the Walrus." It's hard to believe that this is the same band that did songs like "She Loves You" and "Can't Buy Me Love" a mere two or three years prior. Meanwhile, "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" are the two parts to the perfect single, "Hello, Goodbye" is one of Paul's catchiest pieces, "The Fool on the Hill" is one of his most thoughtful, and it all closes on the classic "All You Need is Love." The problem with the album lies in some less than classic material filling up the rest, and it surely isn't the tour de force it's predecessor was. But it's still amazing music that every Beatle fan should own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour

    OK, this record is not as good as the previous one, Sgt. Pepper, but it does boast some outstanding tunes: All You Need Is Love, Magical Mystery Tour, Penny Lane, Hello, Goodbye, Blue Jay Way, Flying, they're all great. Flying is one of the best songs without words that I know of. It's awesome, buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Possibly one of the best psychedelic albums

    Possibly one of the greatest psychedelic compilations of our time. The most laudable track of the album is "I Am The Walrus." It captures the very essence of that enigmatic "trip" raved for back in the 60s."Strawberry Fields Forever, Hello goodbye,Blue Jay Way," and the whole bit is just fantastic. A milestone in psychedelic rock.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Goo Goo Ga Choob!

    Yes! No mystery here, simply magic. I love this album. It is a groovy arrangement of physchedelic tunes that are just fun to listen to! I absolutely love it! I adore the flute part in "The Fool On the Hill" and I love "Strawberry Fields Forever". "Penny Lane" is a classic, as is the Lennon-McCartney fav of "Hello, Goodbye". "Flying" is an interesting instrumental arrangement, but it displays the Beatles versatility. This CD is a great one, and a bargain at any cost! I also recommend viewing the film "Magical Mystery Tour". It is a very strange film, but it is a must for all you avid Beatle lovers out there!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    for the true fan only

    Magical mystery tour is only for the true fan... I absolutely love it as part of my collection.. the track "flying" has an excellent mellow sound that you can hear and enjoy... The title track itself also makes for great listening.. just for the song I am the Walrus.. it's buying, long live LENNON and HARRISON'S memory.. Enjoy!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Magical Mystery Tour Rules!

    This is one of their best albums. Even though it was during their "crazy period", it's very good. My mom introduced me to this album a little while ago. It's really great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beatles All the Way

    I've listen to the Beatles ever since 1963 and I've enjoyed all of their songs. They had a lot to say through their music and they said it whether it was about love,establishment,politics or what ever. They were our voice at the time. They set standards for music and how we looked at things. I hope they will always be known as great musicians. John, Paul Goegre, and Ringo. I believe Ringo Star was the icing on the cake.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Roll up For the Mystery Tour

    This album is definitely one of the Beatle's best. From the Upbeat Mystery Tour to the tripped out Blue Jay Way and Strawberry Fields. I liked it more than Pepper's but not as good as the White Album. This is the Beatles at their peak, 66-68, and you have got to love it. I am the Walrus is one of the Beatles best songs, and it really rocks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Mystery Is Solved!!!

    In 1992 I have formed my own theory to this classic album Magical Mystery Tour. I, being a huge fan of The Beatles, have read a lot of material about their history. Sgt. Pepper was their pseudo turning point and EMI/Capital again, as usual, controlled the music and never cared for their artistic ideas as a band. Thus Sgt. Pepper wasn't released the way The Beatles intended (the album¿s play list was changed and songs were omitted for singles). 6 months in the studio and corporate heads had their final say. So when Paul came up with a follow-up concept album to Sgt. Pepper's, John took advantage of it. Knowing it would not be released the way they envisioned, John created a song in which outlines how MMT is meant to be heard. Thus the Mystery to the album of MMT was born. Notice how the songs don¿t really make since in its released order. Most critics and fans alike think that MMT is the least talented of The Beatles career. Well that's about to change with the Mystery being solved by yours truly. The key to the Mystery of MMT is in the song All You Need Is Love. The lyrics are the order in which to play the album. Here¿s a run down of the lyrics: Nothing you can do that can¿t be done nothing you can sing that can¿t be song nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game. There¿s nothing you can make that can¿t be made no one you can save that can¿t be saved nothing you can do be but you can learn how to be you in time. There¿s nothing you can know that isn¿t known nothing you can see that isn¿t shown nowhere you can be that isn¿t where you¿re meant to be. Here¿s the order: 1. Magical Mystery Tour 2. Your Mother Should Know 3. Hello Goodbye 4. Flying 5. Blue Jay Way 6. The Fool On The Hill 7. I Am The Walrus 8. Baby You¿re A Richman 9. All You Need Is Love Because of what I discovered, despite the fact I could be wrong, I put this album as one of the greatest there is, EVER! Think about it, in the end all you need is love. What a wonderful way to help the one¿s on a bus tour; helping `lost souls¿ find themselves. So next time you put the CD MMT in your player, program it in this order above and you¿ll be amazed how fresh and enjoyable it is. I believe I have solved the Mystery to MMT. I could be wrong, but never the less this CD sounds way better than listening to it any other way. Note: Please have the respect and don¿t claim my theory and opinions as your own. Feel free to share with others, but correspond with me if you intend to use this on a website, book, or otherwise.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Remember, this was a soundtrack album ...

    Keeping in mind the album was released to coincide with the TV special of the same name, the inclusion of some of the Beatles most influential ''psychedelic'' songs keep this album from being merely a collection of Sgt. Pepper outtakes. And maybe it¿s just me, but I think ¿Flying¿ is one of the coolest ¿laid-back¿ guitar instrumentals ever ¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BETTER THAN SGT PEPPERS

    THAT'S RIGHT. THIS ALBUM HAS SO MANY SPECTACULAR SONGS THAT I FEEL THAT THIS ALBUM IS BETTER THAN SGT PEPPERS. SOME OF THE BEST ARE BLUE JAY WAY, HELLO GOODBYE, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW, PENNY LAND, FOOL ON THE HILL, I AM THE WALRUS AND PROBABLY THE BEST ON THE ALBUM, STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER. ONLY THE WHITE ALBUM WAS ABLE TO PRODUCE MORE AMAZING BEATLE SONGS (AND THAT WAS A DOUBLE). GET THIS ALBUM

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away!

    Magical Mystery Tour is one of the Beatles' most interesting albums and contains some of their most beautiful songs. My personal favorites are ''Fool on the Hill'', ''Your Mother Should Know'', ''I Am the Walrus'', ''Strawberry Fields Forever'', and ''Penny Lane''.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listener: 15-Year-Old Beatle Fan

    I must say this album is a great companion to Sgt. Pepper! There are some really neat songs on here. With songs like I Am the Walrus and Blue Jay Way, we really hear The Beatles getting really psychedelic here but it's really cool, though! This is just a fun album and it's really a COOL, totally RADICAL album man! I highly recommend it, espeically to those that have heard Sgt. Pepper. Far out man, just groovy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Some great stuff

    This disc proves to be a counterpart to Sgt. Pepper, in that it contains strange and psychedelic music from the same era. This one is somewhat disjointed due to its not being a proper album, but the best stuff here - 'I Am the Walrus', 'Strawberry Fields Forever', 'Penny Lane' - are certainly among the Beatles' greatest hits. Those tracks alone make MMT a must-have, and you can always choose to overlook the fluff like 'Blue Jay Way' that was in the (bizarre and incomprehensible) TV special.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Koo-Koo-Ka-Joob!

    If this 'album' seems somewhat disjointed, it's important to so remember that neither the Beatles nor producer George Martin never originally intended it to be or produced or released as such. [In Britain it was originally released as a 2 disk 45 rpm 'EP' containing only the new songs from the 'TV Special'.] Nonetheless, having all these wonderful songs together makes delightful completeness sense. 'Leveling off' here from the 1967 'Pepper era' of studio production technique slickness to to the max, the songs are an unqualified total joy!

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