Magical Mystery Tour

US Release: November 27, 1967

Capitol Records (S)MAL 2835

Produced by: George Martin

Side One: Film soundtrack

 

  1. Magical Mystery Tour

  2. The Fool on the Hill

  3. Flying

  4. Blue Jay Way

  5. Your Mother Should Know

  6. I Am the Walrus

Side Two: 1967 singles

 

  1. Hello, Goodbye

  2. Strawberry Fields Forever

  3. Penny Lane

  4. Baby, You're a Rich Man

  5. All You Need Is Love

Magical Mystery Tour  was released in the U.K. as a 6-song E.P. of just the songs from the TV special of the same name. In the U.S. Capitol Records made it into an album containing 5 songs that were singles. "Baby You're A Rich Man" was the B-Side to "All You Need Is Love". "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" were a double-sided single. "I Am The Walrus" was the B-Side to "Hello, Goodbye".

 

In 1987, when the CDs were released for the first time, the U.S. album became the official release of Magical Mystery Tour.

 

The U.K's E.P. version:

UK EP Release: December 8, 1967

Parlophone Records (S)MMT 1

UK LP Release: November 19, 1976

Parlophone Records PCTC

Produced by: George Martin

Side One:

1. Magical Mystery Tour

2. Your Mother Should Know

 

Side Two:

1. I Am the Walrus

 

 

Side Three:

1. The Fool on the Hill

2. Flying

 

Side Four:

1. Blue Jay Way

 

From Wikipedia:

 

The number of songs used in the film posed a challenge for the Beatles and their UK record company EMI, as there were too few for an LP album but too many for an EP. One idea considered was to issue an EP which played at 33⅓ rpm but this would have caused a loss of audio fidelity that was deemed unacceptable. The solution chosen was to issue an innovative format of two EPs packaged in a gatefold sleeve with a 28-page booklet containing the lyrics and colour pictures

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