Side A: (21:10)
1. Magical Mystery Tour. (2:51).
2. The Fool On the Hill. (3:00).
3. Flying. (2:16).
4. I Am The Walrus.(Stereo RM23). (4:41).
5. Blue Jay Way. (3:56).
6. Your Mother Should Know. (2:25).
7. Magical Mystery Tour.(Reprise). (1:57).
Side B: (21:11)
1. Aerial Tour Instrumental.(Excerpt). (1:56)
2. Jessie´s Dream.(Full mix). (3:22).
3. She loves you. (1:32).
(Performed by George Irvin & Sons)
4. All My Loving. (3:08).
(Performed by Arthur Wilkinson and his Orchestra).
5. Zampa Overture. (6:21).
(Performed by The G.U.S Fottwear Band)
6. Shirley´s Wild Accordion. (1:53).
7. Death Cab For Cutie. (2:56).
(Performed by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band).
With just a couple of days of separation between the end of the sessions of the "Sgt.Pepper", on April 21, began the Magical Mystery Tour sessions. So on April 25, in Studio 3 of Abbey Road, while working on the 2nd (control room monitor mixes) in the final cuts of the album "SGT.PLHCB", the first 3 takes of the song that would give name to the album, EP and movie, were recorded.
1967, is recognized, in the history of the group, as the one of its greater creativity, the zenith of its race and also the one that would mark the beginning of the end, by two punctual facts; the death of his mentor Brian Epstein on August 27 and the fiasco of the premiere on BBC-TV of the film MMT; where the general public realized that The Beatles were not infallible, they made mistakes.
During this time, the second "grace period", from the end of "Sgt.PLHCB" to the publication of EP MMT, with part of the songs included in the telefilm, the Beatles recorded some of the most popular and successful songs: "All You Need is Love", written for "Our World", a special program that inaugurated satellite broadcasts, an appearance that could be seen in 30 countries simultaneously with an audience of some 400 million viewers. It was June 25, 1967, a date to remember. After which the Beatles took a deserved vacation until August 22, when they returned to the studios, but this time to the "Chappel Recording Studios" in London, because the usual Abbey Road, were momentarily occupied by other artists , so with "Your Mother Should Know", Unfortunately, this return to work brought with it very bad news, the death of Brian Epstein.
Still shocked by Brian's sudden disappearance, on Tuesday, September 5 at Studio 1 on Abbey Road, they recorded 16 Tk´s of "I Am Walrus", followed in successive days by "The fool on the Hill", "Blue Jay Way" and "Aerial Tour instrumental - working title of" Flying ", and its corresponding reductions and mixes in monaural and stereo.
The second and last phase began on Monday, October 2, with 14 Tk´s from "Hello, Hello - working title " Hello Goodbye "and eight of "Shirley Wild Accordian ", on Thursday, October 12; along with more remixes that They spread throughout the month and the following .
The single "Hello Goddbye / I Am Walrus", published on November 24, followed by the Ep "MMT", on Friday, December 8, almost put the end point to a successful and incredible year of not having existed the film to premiere at the BBC, and of course the disappearance of Brian.
The film, supposedly a comedy, devised by Paul McCartney, began filming on September 11 until the 25th. The Beatles and a group of invited artists toured different parts of the U.K, the so-called "West Country", visiting Devon and Cornwall, as the old RAF air base (West Malling) in Kent; although there were other scenes recorded in Nice,France, for "The Fool on The Hill" and the song of the "striptease" in London.
After reviewing the more than 10 hours of material, a film was mounted that after several reductions was in 52 minutes, a movie made for television that was the most "in" of the moment turned out to be the most grotesque, although supposedly it promised, since the own Staley Kubrick lent some scenes discarded of the still to release "2001: a space odyssey", in "flying".
Broadcast by the BBC on December 26, 1967 in black and white, and a few days later in color for the second channel, it accumulated so many negative reviews that the North American television channels deprogrammed its broadcast and could only be seen a projection of it in New York in the Fillmore East during 1968 and in special pass. Falling into oblivion until the year 1974, in which he was rescued for certain passes by the United States due more to the curiosity and morbid aroused by this damn movie.
Prior to the completion of the EP, Capitol Records released an Lp with the same title to the American market; on the A side were the songs conceived for the film and on the B part of the material only available on singles, such as "Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane", "All You Need Is Love / Baby You're Richman" and Hello Goodbye ",whose publication the Beatles authorized. But not the previous original soundtrack, where apart from the music of the Beatles, some in adapted versions, included other additional themes.
This side opens with an extract of "Aerial Instrumental Tour", working title of "Flying" and that has also been called "Jessie's dream", without really being, but which are associated with each other because this extract appears during a psychedelic dream of this "happy fat woman". The novelties of this version follow on this side with the complete and stereo mix of the real piece of "Jessie's dream", something that it has cost me a while to find, but here it is.
The next two tracks "She loves you" and "All my Loving", are not those of George Martin and his orchestra, here are performed by George Irwin & Sons, taken from EP: “Irvin's 89 Key Marenghi Fair Organ Plays Lennon and McCartney - EP Decca DFE8635 (1965)” - released in U.S by Northern Songs 1964).bit.ly/32bmt And “All My loving” is performed by Arthur Wilkinson and his Orchestra) taken from the EP: “Beatles Cracker-Ballet”,EMI Records 1965. “Zampa Overture” is performed by The G.U.S Fottwear Band.
Finally, “Shirley´s Wild Accordion”, theme from Lennon & McCartney, recorded: October 12, 1967 by Shirley Evans, Reg Wale, Paul and Ringo for the "MMT" film, but not used in it. Shirley Evans does play some accordion in the film.
And the non-instrumental theme that will close the album and that you already know is: “Death Cab For Cutie”. (Vivian Stanshall / Neil Innes) Performed by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band; taken from the LP: “Gorilla”, released by Liberty Records,october 1967.
There are a couple of tracks to include that I have not found as: “Bullfight music (unknow artist); or the quality was not right: John Philip Sousa piece and “The Vogla Boatmen”. I hope someday find.
Ok, I hope you like it.