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MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

The Beatles

 

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4.17 | 809 ratings

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k_crimson
5 stars This is a great album all around, my favorite of all the Beatles albums, with my two favorite of their songs.

1)Magical Mystery Tour A great opening, in lyrics and sound, with high energy and great background effects.

2)Fool On The Hill This song really tones it down a little bit. More great lyrics here, and a really powerful sound that takes a while to appreciate. The piano and flute are simple, but great touches to the song.

3)Flying On my all-underrated list. Starts off weak, but finishes with one of those can't-get-it- out-of-your-head tunes. It's one of those songs you can't remember how it goes and then you listen to it and find yourself in ecstasy.

4)Blue Jay Way In my opinion, the weakest song on the album. I just don't find it particularly strong, although it is still a decent song. No big knocks, but no brilliance here, either.

5)Your Mother Should Know This sounds like something that should have been on the White Album, but is a really good, upbeat, happy song. It is a nice change since the previous three songs are all a little slower in tempo.

6)I Am The Walrus Great distortion of the vocals, odd and complex lyrics. One of those where you lay down and repeat the lyrics over and over, trying to make sense of them. It is my second-favorite Beatles song of all time. Good contrast in the harmony. It showed a different side of the Beatles.

7)Hello Goodbye Another classic, much simpler and more upbeat, but another change of pace that is very pleasing to the ears.

8)Strawberry Fields Forever By far the greatest Beatles song of all time. Brilliant work with the synthesizer, and an overall depressing sound that is absolutely divine. It takes a while to get used to, though.

9)Penny Lane Upbeat and fun, with nice piano harmony. I am impartial to this one, because my dog is named Penny. I like the subtle flute in the background.

10)Baby You're A Rich Man Another very underrated piece of work. Two totally different sounding parts in the verses and the chorus that contrast in a spectacular way.

11)All You Need Is Love An all time classic. Not as deep as some of the other songs in the Beatles' progressive era, but really, really, catchy.

I think the constant changes of pace on this album are the key that took it from 4 stars to 5.

k_crimson | 5/5 |

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