Digitally remastered digipak edition of this classic 1967 album from The Beatles featuring 'I Am The Walrus', 'All You Need Is Love', 'Strawberry Fields Forever', 'Penny Lane', 'Magical Mystery Tour'' and many more. The album has been remastered at Abbey Road Studios in London utilizing state of the art recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. Within the CD's new packaging, the booklet includes detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. A newly produced mini-documentary on the making of the album is included as a QuickTime file on each album. The documentary contains archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere. Capitol.
The album feels even more like a collection of singles (instead of an actual movie soundtrack) than Help!
or A Hard Day's Night
, but maybe that's because every song sounds like it could have been a hit single--with the natural exception of the goofy/weird instrumental "Flying". Even George's "Blue Jay Way" paints a vivid sound-portrait in fascinating detail. And although the goofy TV movie may have been mostly Paul's baby, this album features the two 45 rpm masterpieces that sum up the quintessential best of Lennon and
McCartney at this stage of their development: Paul's "Penny Lane" and John's "I Am the Walrus". --Jim Emerson