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Magical Mystery Tour: EP vs Capitol
28 July 2017
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What release of Magical Mystery Tour do you prefer, the double EP or the Capitol album, i prefer the EP because that's how The Beatles intended it.

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13 December 2019
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The Capitol...better value for the money and the most widely available copy preserving the 1966/1967 mixes (which, most of the international releases never had: once the all-stereo remixed version made for the German market in 1972 became the actual template for the worldwide "canon"; in fact, over the Capitol).

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14 December 2019
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To completely contradict my older self, i strongly prefer the US version for quite a few reasons:

1. Double EP's are a terrible idea. You have to get up 4 times for a 19 minute EP. Adding Hello, Goodbye (which was in the film) and releasing it on a 12 inch at 45 rpm would've made much more sense.

2. The LP does adds 5 more tracks, pretty much the exact opposite of what Capitol did with Revolver .

3. The movie tracks are better arranged on the LP than the EP.

4. The LP has some of the best tracks from this era. Out of my 3 favorite songs on the LP (I Am The Walrus , Strawberry Fields Forever , Penny Lane ), only I Am The Walrus is on the EP.

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23 December 2019
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Yeah that was something that I recently learned.  The tracks on the EP are in a wonky order.  The film tracks on the LP are in almost the right odrder apart from Walrus and Mother switching spots at the end.  That gives the LP a point in my book.  I also like the 5 non album tracks on the back.  The LP is kinda set up like the AHDN and Help ! UK albums.

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Capitol, easily

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Capitol

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Aside from being what the Beatles put out originally, is there anything to make folk go for the E.P.? Unless you like the picture book.

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