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MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (UK VERSION)

The Beatles

 

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4.04 | 26 ratings

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UMUR
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4 stars The UK version of "Magical Mystery Tour" (which was released through Parlophone Records in December 1967) is a double EP release by British pop/rock act The Beatles, featuring six tracks also featured in the "Magical Mystery Tour" movie. All six tracks also appear on Side 1 of the US album version of "Magical Mystery Tour" albeit in a different playing order. "Blue Jay Way" is for example the closing track on the UK version while it is the fourth track on the US album version.

No matter which order the tracks appear in they are all of high quality. Material like the title track, "I Am The Walrus", and "The Fool On The Hill" are classics but the remaining three tracks are almost as accomplished. I´ll give a special mention to the psychadelic tinged "Blue Jay Way".

While I would recommend getting the US album version of "Magical Mystery Tour" instead of this EP version (the US album version is also the blueprint for later CD reissues), I still think that this UK version is a wonderful release and the quality of the tracks more than warrants a 4 star (80%) rating. It´s probably more a hardcore fan item these days, but a double EP release was probably quite innovative and exciting in 1967.

UMUR | 4/5 |

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