Magical Mystery tour: THE BEATLES: Vinyl
LP G/fold # PCSO – 3077 Near Mint 1973
The Beatles: John Lennon (vocals,
acoustic & electric guitars, harmonica, piano, harpsichord, organ,
clavioline, Mellotron, maracas, tambourine, tape loops); George Harrison
(vocals, guitar, violin, harmonica, Hammond organ, timpani, congas, firebell,
tambourine, tabla); Paul McCartney (vocals, guitar, flute, recorder, piano,
acoustic & electric basses, bongos, congas); Ringo Starr (vocals, drums,
maracas, tambourine, finger cymbals, tape loops).
Additional personnel includes: Dave
Mason (piccolo, trumpet); Philip Jones (trumpet); George Martin (piano); Mal
Evans (tambourine); Mick Jagger, Gary Leeds, Keith Richards, Marianne
Faithfull, Jane Asher, Patti Harrison, Keith Moon, Graham Nash (background
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios,
Olympic Sound Studios, De Lane Lea and Chappell Recording Studios, London,
England between November 24, 1966 and November 7, 1967.
The first six songs on MAGICAL
MYSTERY TOUR were the soundtrack to the Beatles' TV movie of the same name. The
film was an experimental mess, but the experimental pop of the album included
some of their most memorable productions. The soundtrack side was dominated by
Paul McCartney pop tunes, including the bittersweet piano ballad "Fool On
The Hill" and "Your Mother Should Know," an impossibly catchy
bit of Vaudevillian pop. But it also featured George Harrison's mystical
"Blue Jay Way" (about his house in Hollywood) and John Lennon's
"I Am The Walrus," which wedded a stream-of-consciousness lyric to a
fierce drum beat, layers of strings, odd voices and some dialogue from
Shakespeare's "King Lear."
Goodbye," which led off the assorted singles, featured some neatly
arranged contrapuntal vocals, and may well have been about the dissolving
partnerships (songwriting and otherwise) between McCartney and Lennon. Lennon's
strangely arranged "Strawberry Fields Forever," whose two halves
blend different takes of the same song, one slowed down to match the pitch of
the other, was a trippy reverie; its bridges, orchestrated with horns, cellos,
and backward cymbals, are sheer brilliance. "Penny Lane," a wistful
fantasy featuring a beautiful trumpet solo, was McCartney at his melodic best,
the AM foil to Lennon's FM headiness.
Q (8/89) - Included in Q Magazine's
"Best Psychedelic Albums of All Time" issue.
Q (8/99, p.138) - "...the
weirdest beast in the entire Beatles catalogue....As good an indicator as any
that all the madness was about to end. It had to."
Paste (magazine) (p.60) - "With
much better material and no forced concept to weigh down the proceedings, Martin's
production work shines, particularly on the Lennon tracks."
Music » Pop
TRACK DETAILS :
Mystery Tour 2:48
Fool On The Hill 3:00
A3 Flying 2:16
Jay Way 3:50
Mother Should Know 2:33
Am The Walrus 4:35
Fields Forever 4:05
You're A Rich Man 3:07
You Need Is Love 3:57
Guest Artist: Mick Jagger; Keith Richards; Keith Moon; Graham Nash;
George Martin; Marianne Faithfull
Label: PARLOPHONE / EMI Records.
Catalogue No. PCSO - 3077
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country:
Condition: Gatefold Record cover –
Very minor bump. O/W Mint: The LP Vinyl Record may have been used but - Mint
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