Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
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Based on 6 reviews
1967 Ratings: #27 / 58
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1967 Ratings: #9
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Whilst not as great as "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Magical Mystery Tour" is a great successor to that album, going full psychedelia for pretty much all of it. There were a lot of psychedelic elements on Sgt. Pepper's, but this album is infinitely more experimental, & I can appreciate that about it.

The opening title track shows that this album has a pretty loose concept, that the experience of the album is like a "tour" of sorts. I like the brass ... read more
If Sgt. Peppers was as well crafted as this album was then maybe Sgt. Peppers could have been a pretty fantastic record. Magical Mystery Tour provides a ton of Beatles songs that aren't as well known but are way more ambitious and enjoyable than their familiar hits. Front to back a fantastic record that doesn't overstay its welcome.
"Magical Mystery Tour" is an absolutely amazing psychedelic inclusion in The Beatles discography. I loved practically every moment of this, and if it only had more cohesion and slightly less filler it would likely be a perfect album for me. The psychedelic experience of this album was not exactly the best, considering that most of the songs don't fit all that well together. This causes the flow of the album to suffer slightly, but luckily none of the songs here are bad at all. This ... read more
The Beatles revisited part 10/16

You know that an artist has reached their absolute peak when even their weakest album in quite some time ends up being as good as Magical Mystery Tour.

I feel like this is an album that has somehow managed to get a status that is both underappreciated and overhyped. With so many people either undermining its actual quality as well as others liking to throw its actual quality as an album out of proportion, this is definitely one of the few Beatles albums that ... read more
This album is so overshadowed by Sgt. Peppers it’s ridiculous. This album is filled with The Beatles’ most playful and fun songs which was accompanied by a drug infused film that requires a creative mindset and LSD. This is a psychedelic dream and one of the best projects from the legendary group.
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Track List

  1. Magical Mystery Tour
  2. The Fool on the Hill
  3. Flying
  4. Blue Jay Way
  5. Your Mother Should Know
  6. I Am the Walrus
  7. Hello, Goodbye
  8. Strawberry Fields Forever
  9. Penny Lane
  10. Baby, You're a Rich Man
  11. All You Need Is Love  
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Added on: August 11, 2013