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MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

The Beatles

 

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4.15 | 726 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars For me this one and "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band" are THE BEATLES two masterpieces and they were both released in 1967.

Things get started with "Magical Mystery Tour" a perfect way to open the album. It's full of energy and the vocals and harmonies are incredible. "The Fool On The Hill" is a great contrast to the opener. A smooth, beautiful song about standing up for ones self. The flute and piano are wondrous. "Flying" is an instrumental with mellotron. "Blue Jay Way" is a George Harrison song that is very psychedelic and spacey with hammond organ and cello.

More organ on "Your Mother Should Know" with McCartney's great vocals. "I Am the Walrus" features Lennon's distorted vocals with some good piano and psychedelic lyrics. "Hello Goodbye" and "Baby Your A Rich Man" are good pop songs. "Strawberry Fields Forever" is a mellotron classic ! Perhaps their greatest song. Another amazing tune is "Penny Lane" about a busy Liverpool street. It all concludes perfectly with "All You Need Is Love" with a choir consisting of Mick Jagger, Kieth Richards, Maryanne Faithfull, Graham Nash, Keith Moon and other popular musicians singing for peace.

MASTERPIECE !

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |

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