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MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

The Beatles

 

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4.19 | 891 ratings

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Jake E.
3 stars 1. Magical Mystery Tour::::::::::: The opening song that is like a theme to the entire album, much like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heats Club Band was on The Beatles masterwork album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heats Club Band, which was the turning point in music production in the sixties. Horns, jumpy bass, tape effects. Ends with a trippy piano peice.

2. The Fool On The Hill::::::::::: The best song on the album, wind instruments are present throughout, very trippy little song with very good lyrics and vocal presentations with great chorus.

3. Flying::::::::::::: This is a jam out song, no lyrics, every time I listen to this song, I picture The Beatless playing this song stoned out of there mind. Cool tape effects at the end, and a great way to open up for 4. Blue Jay Way::::::::::::::::"There's a fog around L.A., and my friends have lost there way". Erie as hell, the Harison song on the album, starts off with a mellotron includes voice modified with tapes, strings, distrubing arrangments and lyrics, flange effect, and great drumming from Ringo.

5. Your Mother Should Know:::::::::::::: Very comforting song compared to the previous song, least psychedelic song on the album, nonetheless a great song beatifully preformed.

6. I Am The Walrus::::::::::::::Very psychedelic smokey song, great vocals from Lennon with imaginary dreamy lyrics. Horns are great in this song, this is the second most trippy song on the album, goes good with a smoke if you know what I mean.

7. Hello Goodbye:::::::::::::Very good song, great vocals and music, especially the bass provided by Paul, which seem to flow perfectly with the drums, another Psypop song that remindes me of Your Mother Should Know. Right when you think the song is over, you get a big burst of jamout-acidrock which kind of sounds like Flying.

8. Strawberry Fields Forever::::::::::::::Real dreamy with lots effects, this song might put you to sleep, great guitar towards the end, along with an eastern feelin' this song fades out then back in with wisps of psychedelia then fades out.

9. Penny Lane:::::::::::::Another pop song, pretty "normal" sounding, nice horns guitars, bass and drums, and pianos, this is a very positive feel good song.

10. Baby Your A Rich Man::::::::::::::This is to most rock 'n' roll song on the album.

11. All You Need Is Love::::::::::::::The Beatles promoting the flower power scene, producing the most beautiful melodic well put-together song on the album, Harison and Paul shine on this song, with Lennon providing a simple yet important message.

Jake E. | 3/5 |

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