Monday, December 26, 2011
The Magical Mystery Tour Premiered on Boxing Day 1967
In England, the six movie songs were released as a double 45RPM Extend Play (EP); in the United States, a full album was released, which in addition to the movie songs contained both sides of their last three non-album singles. It was a number one LP in the United States, and the Britain eventually put out the album version later, in 1978.
As an album, it is one of the Beatle's finest, but then again, all the Beatle albums are great. Such Beatle classics as the title track, I am the Walrus, and number #1 singles Hello Goodbye, Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane, and All You Need is Love appear on the album. The Magical Mystery Tour is a personal favorite of mine.
I had the enormous pleasure of watching Paul McCartney perform Hello Goodbye, Penny Lane, and Magical Mystery Tour in concert.
Here is the song list:
Magical Mystery Tour
Fool on the Hill
Blue Jay Way
Your Mother Should Know
I Am the Walrus
Strawberry Fields Forever
Baby You're a Rich Man
All You Need is Love
Below I have both my Youtube play list for both the entire movie of the Magical Mystery Tour, and for the videos of all 11 songs on the album. Enjoy!
The Magical Mystery Tour Movie
The Magical Mystery Tour album.