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5.0 out of 5 stars
Magical Mistery Tour - Really is Magical, Jun 3 2004
First of all, Magical Mistery Tour was originally a double EP (Extended Play), that was released in Britain in late 1967, and contained the songs Magical Mistery Tour, Fool on the hill, Flying, Blue jay way, Your mother should know, and I am the walrus. Since the American market wasn't too sure about this EP format, Capitol decided to put all the new Beatles songs on the A side of an LP format, and all the other output from the group released in 1967, (except for Sgt.Pepper, that is) on the B side. It wasn't a bad idea after all, because this "album" works really well. When all Beatles CDs were released in the 80's, EMI decided to put this album on CD, following the American idea.
There are great songs in it, like, Fool on the Hill, the enigmatic Blue Jay Way, enjoyable numbers like Your Mother Should Know, and of course, the glorious I Am The Walrus.
Other memorable tracks are Straberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane, Hello Goodbye, and All You Need Is Love.
Too many good songs to be true...
I'm sure you're gonna enjoy this CD very much and is an example of the great talent of The Beatles as songwriters and musicians, not forgetting the input by George Martin, of course. His work on orchestral arrengements for songs like Strawberry Fields, Blue Jay Way and I Am The Walrus are truly breathtaking.
All in all a great CD, Classic, Legend, a Must... The Beatles.
What more can I say ?