31 July 2013
Back in 1981 I got my first copy of the ‘Magical Mystery Tour ‘ album. It was the stereo album, on the orange Capitol label.
Being a musician I have a good ear for the finer details of a mix. On the album’s title track for example, I can remember (from the last two or three seconds of the fade-out) a gentle, upwards glockenspiel swish. Nowadays I own the stereo CD, and the swish is mixed out.
So I was wondering if the glock was on the original stereo mix from 1967, or was my 1981 copy a later re-mix?
If the glock *was* on the original stereo mix, was the track re-mixed for CD?
The Wikipedia article for the EP/LP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…..stery_Tour) states that four tracks from the original stereo releases were fake stereo: ‘I Am The Walrus ‘, ‘Penny Lane ‘, ‘Baby, You’re a Rich Man’ and ‘All You Need Is Love ‘. The latter three were re-mixed for true stereo in 1969/71, and apparently appeared on subsequent re-issues of the album. But there’s no mention of the album’s ‘film songs’ being re-mixed.
Does anybody know anything about this? I bought my CD back in the 90s; perhaps later CD re-issues have the glockenspiel?
I’m obsessing over trivia I know, but I’d love to determine if the original stereo mix from ’67 has been issued on CD.