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Released: Nov. 27, 1967


Rating: 4.299 (average of 18 ratings)


Genre: rock > psychedelic


Quotable: --


Album Tracks: UK

  1. Magical Mystery Tour [2:51]
  2. The Fool on the Hill [3:00]
  3. Flying (Harrison/Lennon/
    McCartney/Starr)
    [2:16]
  4. Blue Jay Way (Harrison) [3:56]
  5. Your Mother Should Know [2:29]
  6. I Am the Walrus [4:37]
  7. Hello, Goodbye [3:31]
  8. Strawberry Fields Forever [4:10]
  9. Penny Lane [3:03]
  10. Baby You're a Rich Man [3:03]
  11. All You Need Is Love [3:48]
All songs written by Lennon/McCartney unless otherwise noted.


Notes: This album was not officially released in the U.K. Tracks 1-6 were released as a double E.P. in the U.K.; the rest of the material appeared on singles. The UK chart info is for the import album.


Sales:

sales in U.S. only 6 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 6 million


Peak:

peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 8
peak on U.K. album chart 1 31


Singles:

  • Penny Lane (2/23/67) #1 US, #2 UK. Gold single.
  • Strawberry Fields Forever (2/23/67) #8 US, #2 UK. Gold single (B-side of “Penny Lane”)
  • All You Need Is Love (7/12/67) #1 US, #1 UK. Gold single.
  • Baby You’re a Rich Man (7/12/67) #34 US
  • Hello Goodbye (11/29/67) #1 US, #1 UK. Gold single.
  • I Am the Walrus (11/29/67) #56 US

Check out the DMDB Beatles’ singles page for a complete singles discography.


Awards:

Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. One of my personal top 100 albums of all time. Click to learn more.


Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles
Review:
“The U.S. version of the soundtrack for their ill-fated British television special embellished the six songs that were found on the British Magical Mystery Tour double EP with five other cuts from their 1967 singles. (The CD version of the record has now been standardized worldwide as the 11 tracks found on the American version.) The psychedelic sound is very much in the vein of Sgt. Pepper, and even spacier in parts (especially the sound collages of I Am the Walrus). Unlike Sgt. Pepper, there's no vague overall conceptual/thematic unity to the material, which has made Magical Mystery Tour suffer slightly in comparison. Still, the music is mostly great, and Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever, All You Need Is Love, and Hello Goodbye were all huge, glorious, and innovative singles. The ballad The Fool on the Hill, though only a part of the Magical Mystery Tour soundtrack, is also one of the most popular Beatle tunes from the era” (Unterberger).


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Previous Album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) The Beatles’ DMDB page Next Album: The Beatles, aka ‘The White Album’ (1968)


Last updated March 24, 2008.