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Old May 28, 2006, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine are fair game!

Magical Mystery Tour album was just two EPs stuck together without much Beatle input. The songs from Yellow Submarine were recorded around the same timeframe. I don't like the track order on Mystery Tour, and think it should be redone. Does anyone want to make a new track order and include the four "new" tracks from Yellow Submarine? Was Leave My Kitten Alone form this period as well?

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Old May 28, 2006, 05:30 PM   #2
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Was Leave My Kitten Alone form this period as well?
No, it's from the Beatles For Sale recording sessions, and it's a cover, btw.
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Old May 28, 2006, 05:55 PM   #3
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I know it's taken a lot of criticism but Mag Mystery tour is loaded with great songs.
Just because it is not your usual Beatle compiled concept of grouped songs doesn't make it any less rellevent.
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Magical Mystery Tour is probably my second favorite album.
I love it and I wouldn't put it down at all.
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Old May 28, 2006, 11:06 PM   #5
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I would keep it in the very order it's in. Everything flows perfectly on that album. Starts well and ends well. What would you've done with it, then? I'm curious, because I can't see it any other way.
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Old May 29, 2006, 12:24 AM   #6
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What would you've done with it, then? I'm curious, because I can't see it any other way.
I've been enjoying it in the following order.

Magical Mystery Tour on a Yellow Submarine

01 - Magical Mystery Tour.mp3
02 - Yellow Submarine.mp3
03- The Fool On The Hill.mp3
04- I Am The Walrus.mp3
05 - Rain.mp3
06 - Hey Bulldog.mp3
07- Your Mother Should Know.mp3
08- All You Need Is Love.mp3
09- Penny Lane.mp3
10- Strawberry Fields Forever.mp3
11- Hello, Goodbye.mp3
12 - The Inner Light.mp3
13- Baby You're A Rich Man.mp3
14 - It's All Too Much.mp3
15- Blue Jay Way.mp3
16 - All Together Now.mp3
17- Flying.mp3
18 - Lady Madonna.mp3
19 - Hey Jude.mp3
20 - Hidden Track - Only A Northern Song.mp3
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Personally,
I think that Magical Mystery Tour has good songs.
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Old May 29, 2006, 05:27 AM   #8
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The EP was kind of cobbled together at the last minute when it appeared that there was not enough tracks to make it into an LP. In America however it was decided to flesh out the B side using some of the songs released in single form at the time. The resulting LP was loads better than the UK EP and as a result so many imports were coming in it actually charted on the UK board! It took until the late 70's before Parlophone decided to issue it here as a standard album.
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The EP was kind of cobbled together at the last minute when it appeared that there was not enough tracks to make it into an LP. In America however it was decided to flesh out the B side using some of the songs released in single form at the time. The resulting LP was loads better than the UK EP and as a result so many imports were coming in it actually charted on the UK board! It took until the late 70's before Parlophone decided to issue it here as a standard album.
Quite ironically, Capitol compiled one really good Beatles album.
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Old May 29, 2006, 07:45 AM   #10
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People never say it is their favorite album, that always goes to Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road, or Rubbber Soul. The order of the tracks in my opinion, is not condusive to a great listening experience like the albums listed above.

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I think your basic idea is an interesting one. It would solve the problem of there being really only four new songs on Yellow Submarine (+Yellow Submarine itself and All you Need is Love). I never thought of the sequencing of either album as especially problematic, only that the material as a whole is kind of uneven, and neither album really feels complete or cohesive (which I think is the real reason, despite some fabulous songs, why MMT is almost never considered in the same class as
the three albums before it). You can tell that they are collections of great singles and interesting scraps, and not an album in the emerging sense of the word.

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Can you imagine any other band releasing MMT? If that was the case it would be celebrated as one of the greatest albums of the 60's alongside Pepper, Pet Sounds, Forever Changes, Odyssey......It really shows how amazing the Beatles were when this is seen as less than astonishing only when compared to Revolver, Rubber Soul.....
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Can you imagine any other band releasing MMT? If that was the case it would be celebrated as one of the greatest albums of the 60's alongside Pepper, Pet Sounds, Forever Changes, Odyssey......It really shows how amazing the Beatles were when this is seen as less than astonishing only when compared to Revolver, Rubber Soul.....
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I think your basic idea is an interesting one. It would solve the problem of there being really only four new songs on Yellow Submarine (+Yellow Submarine itself and All you Need is Love). I never thought of the sequencing of either album as especially problematic, only that the material as a whole is kind of uneven, and neither album really feels complete or cohesive (which I think is the real reason, despite some fabulous songs, why MMT is almost never considered in the same class as
the three albums before it). You can tell that they are collections of great singles and interesting scraps, and not an album in the emerging sense of the word.

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Exactly my point. The recording sessions for Mystery Tour and the Yellow Submarine movie were not just close together, but actually overlapping. There is no way, by just looking at the session dates, of figuring which song would go on what soundtrack. I just put them together and add Lady Madonna and Hey Jude, that were recorded at the tale end of those sessions. I've thrown in Rain, just because it fits well musicaly, and it makes a nice John trilogy of songs with I am the Walrus, and Bulldog.

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Didn't John say once that MMT was his fav Beatles album?
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Didn't John say once that MMT was his fav Beatles album?
I think I remember reading that somewhere. If so, it is interesting. Certainly "Walrus" and "Strawberry Fields" were two of his favorites. And he never seemed that engaged by the idea of the cohesive album that was more than just a collection of songs. I think he was kind of a singles guy.

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Quite ironically, Capitol compiled one really good Beatles album.
I suppose even Capitol was bound to get it right at least once.

All kidding aside, MMT has gotten a bad reputation for being full of throw-away songs, which is a crime. Probably the weakest of the bunch are Flying and Blue Jay Way, both of which I like but certainly aren't of the caliber of I Am the Walrus, or LP tracks like Strawberry Fields or All You Need is Love. Actually, considering the LP has only 11 tracks, it seems like another Harrisong, most logically It's All Too Much, should have been included.
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I have met many fans of 'Blue Jay Way', to some it's certainly better than even the title track (and after 50th listening it may well become that). Of these so called 'throw-away' songs my favourite is Baby You're Rich Man, especially the first line "How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?" catches me.

But yeah, even Capitol sometimes fails wrong way up.
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I'm a big fan of "side two" especially Baby, You're A Rich Man
The order of songs from Hello, Goodbye to the end is impeccable, second only to "side one" of The White Album.
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"Baby You're a Rich Man" is far from being my fave song, but the moment right around when the bass comes in and that indian sounding instrument joins just after is absolutely brilliant.

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