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Magical Mystery Tour Enhanced, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
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Within each CD's new packaging, booklets include detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. The newly produced mini-documentaries on the making of each album, directed by Bob Smeaton, are included as QuickTime files on each album. The documentaries contain archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.
Top Customer Reviews
Not quite the strong thematic accomplishment of Sgt. Pepper's, but this collection certainly holds its own. The Beatles were still up to their studio tricks, using lots of orchestration, backwards cymbals, unusual instruments, etc. and each song is again unique. This disk also has some of Ringo's finest drumming.
5 star songs include:
"Strawberry Fields Forever" with John Lennon singing about a place near his home in Liverpool. A great thing about Lennon penned tunes was that he always included the listener on the journey. "Let me take you down..." Trippy and introspective, with slowed down tape to deepen lower his voice, then pieced together with another faster track in a different key. Great combo of rock instruments and orchestra. Great drum dynamics, especially the ending reprise and fadeout.
"Penny Lane" is Paul's Liverpool trip, a cheerful tune with some nice lyrical twists like "four of fish and finger pies" and "a pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray." Also like the horns, especially that solo.
"All You Need is Love" is a perfect ode to the 1967 "Summer of Love."
"The Fool on the Hill" ranks among Paul's better lyrical efforts. "The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud." Nice recorders.
"I Am The Walrus" is one John Lennon's all-time best Beatle tunes, with, as another reviewer stated, nonsense lyrics that somehow make sense.Read more ›
As an editorial comment, my first exposure to the Beatles took place in the late 1970s when my parents bought me the "blue album" (1967-1970) - on blue vinyl no less. In fact, many of the songs off of Magical Mystery Tour appeared on that compilation. One other thing - Magical Mystery Tour was the album that had the famous car crash sound effect and the "I buried Paul" comment - both of which led the more gullible among us to believe that Paul McCartney had in fact died in a car crash. I guess it is worth noting that John Lennon in fact said "cranberry sauce" and not "I buried Paul", although what is heard on the album sounds a great deal like "I buried Paul". In addition to Magical Mystery Tour, various "clues" perpetuating the urban myth of Paul's death are scattered across several Beatles albums.
In terms of the overall feel of the album itself, all of the pieces flow together very nicely so there is a sense of a total "program". This was one of the hallmarks of the mature prog rock style in fact - a unifying thread or concept that linked all of the pieces together.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The album was nice but disappointed that I was not told it was missing the booklet :(Published 9 days ago by Marie C. Frisco
It is MoFi, so you know the sound is AMAZING!! The soundstaging on the album is great, and it brings out aspects of the recording buried in the flat sound of the CD.Published 27 days ago by Lord Alfred
Great music, good price, fast and prompt delivery. Well packed! Will be back for more!Published 28 days ago by Magnus Kesselmark
I've never been more impressed by a reissued LP out of the sleeve than this one. Plus it comes with the gorgeous sleeve and photos? No brainer.. Get it!Published 28 days ago by Leaving Babylon
I bought this thinking it would be an remastered but to my surprise it was an original I was exited to see. The record itself was fine but the sleeve went through tornado. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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|I Am The Walrus||
The numer of notes in the intro is trivial. A far more important wish would be that the all-stereo mix used in the Anthology DVD (the complete source) would be released in the MMT CD (and correspondingly in the "Blue CDs"), and they would dispense with the godawful fake-stereo that... Read More
Sep 12, 2012 by NBLear | See all 2 posts
|"Baby, You're A Rich Man" stereo mix||
The LP and CD versions of MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR, although they share the same track listing and cover, are mastered from different sources. The LP, originally released in 1967, was compiled by Capitol producer Voyle Gilmore, who personally travelled to England to get the master tapes. The CD... Read More
Jun 28, 2010 by Tom A. Roberts | See all 9 posts
"I Am The Walrus" is classic! People tend to s#*% on this album because it's not the majestic "Sgt. Pepper","Revolver&quo
Sep 7, 2009 by MMT | See all 7 posts
|Stereo vs. Mono Booklet||
The Mono Box Set is made in Japan, where quality and attention to detail are important. The stereo CDs that are on the market here in the states are made by Capitol USA, and you're right, the material quality and printing quality are not nearly as good. I have some other Japanese pressings of... Read More
Sep 14, 2010 by Cory Geurts | See all 3 posts
|is there any way to get all the beatles songs without repeats?||
It's pretty easy just buy the original albums (Please Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, Help!, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, The White Album, Abbey Road, Let it Be) plus the to Past Masters collection (there are some slight cross over,... Read More
Apr 19, 2009 by Sam Rome | See all 11 posts