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Magical Mystery Tour
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Thanks all!! I find this type of song investigation incredibly interesting. It brings me back to days from long ago when mystery Beatle bootlegs would be shared on cassettes (without having any background information what-so-ever as to their origin). It is a buzzy experience to revisit even the slightest recording now and learn its story.

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Listening to the music that they released is great, but I feel so much more connected to the band and their music when I can be a fly on the wall hearing the sounds and discussions that were a part of the creative process. 

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"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

15 August 2020
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QuarryMan said
I agree, I think Rubber Soul and Revolver would be your best bets, particularly Revolver

  

Ahhh Girl said
@ro32xx, The Beatles didn’t like to stay in the same mode year-after-year. That’s why they have such a variety material on offer. Some people like only one of the sounds of the Beatles. Some like one more than others. Some of us love all the sounds of the Fab Four.

And sometimes a different sound grows on people.

Have a listen to Revolver and Rubber Soul and tell us what you think. 

  

Since my February post I’ve been listening to the full range of Beatles music, and yes i would definitely say it’s all grown on me a huge amount, so i now have Spotify playlists for all their eras of music. Also really love the early stuff.

I would say the album that’s grown on me the most has been ‘Let it be’… what a great array of tracks, especially after seeing the roof top numbers.

As I am relatively new to the Beatles I assume everything i mention is already known to most fans, but just in case you hadn’t seen this documentary series Understanding Lennon/McCartney, it’s exceptionally good, with no narration which gives a great musical atmospheric feel, although i can’t help thinking it was someone from the McCartney clan who was commissioned to produce it.

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Of the 13 canon albums I placed Magical Mystery Tour at #8 saying: “Quintessential experimental rock. An eclectic menage. A progression from frivolity to studied genius.”

Unless Paul McCartney knocks on my door I am unlikely to be impressed.

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The sound of childhood nostalgia is psychedelic layers of Beatles vocal harmony begging to roll up for the mystery tour.

I’m not just saying that because I just listened to this album for the first time in forever and it took me back to being 8 years old again – it sounded like nostalgia when I was 8, too, so now the effect is just compounded.

Trippy! (no unadvisable chemicals needed)

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I would hate to advise using any chemicals, but can confirm that is album is extremely psychedelic  

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

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"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

18 February 2021
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I’m obsessed with the ending refrain to this song, from 1.56 onwards. As good as anything they did. There’s a bittersweet, longing nostalgia about it that I never get sick of. 

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Timothy said
I’m obsessed with the ending refrain to this song, from 1.56 onwards. 

It’s interesting how most of the songs on this album have extended codas that go on and on (BJW, AYNIL, IATW), or almost seem like unrelated additions to the song (title cut, “Flying “, HG); or do both of those things (SFF)

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Von Bontee said

Timothy said

I’m obsessed with the ending refrain to this song, from 1.56 onwards. 

It’s interesting how most of the songs on this album have extended codas that go on and on (BJW, AYNIL, IATW), or almost seem like unrelated additions to the song (title cut, “Flying “, HG); or do both of those things (SFF) 

Yes, interesting observation. MMT, Sgt Pepper and parts of the White Album are ‘experiments’ to some extent.

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Richard said

Von Bontee said

Timothy said

Yes, interesting observation. MMT, Sgt Pepper and parts of the White Album are ‘experiments’ to some extent.

  

Yeah, they definitely continued those experiments in fake-out song endings onto the White Album (Helter Skelter , Long Long Long, Glass Onion , Piggies , Cry Baby Cry to name a few)

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Very good observations here about the extended endings. As we know, Don’t Pass Me By originally had an extended intro as well arranged by George Martin before it was rejected. 

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Yep! And even the actual ending as it ended up is very unusual: Jack Fallon fiddling away unaccompanied and unconcerned for many seconds, completely stealing the spotlight from the biggest band in the world! 

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Baby You’re A Rich Man is such an underrated song!

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Bongo said
Baby You’re A Rich Man is such an underrated song!

  

It is. It’s a celebration of demented catchiness.

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Hello Goodbye is such a gem, and to me it screams The Beatles in a way like the early classics do. Easy listening and catchy as anything. I gather it’s not exactly underrated, and it’s well known, but I still think it deserves its praise.

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Hello Goodbye ” has a repetitiveness to it that annoys somewhat, but I do love Ringo’s drums and the Maori finale. And the production.

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Speaking of Magical Mystery fonts (couple of posts up), I’m reminded of a story: A few years back, I got a sailboat and decided to name it “Yellow Submarine ” (admittedly not a good name for vessel designed to sit on top of the water.) I told the people making the boat that I wanted a particular font, and I sent them a picture of my Yellow Submarine record. They said, “You just needed to say you want the ‘Yellow Submarine ‘ font.” So, the Beatles have contributed TWO fonts to the publishing world.

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