Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Penny Lane" - Rated 456/500, "All You Need Is Love" - Rated 370/500!
Magical Mystery Tour was originally released in 1967 and is the soundtrack to a one-hour TV film of the same name. Originally, the UK version was a double EP but was expanded to a full album for the U.S. release. This expanded track listing has been adopted by Apple & EMI when producing CDs. Features "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Penny Lane", "I Am the Walrus", and "All You Need Is Love".
The original Beatles catalogue has been digitally re-mastered for the first time for worldwide CD release. Each CD is packaged with replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album.
The albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMIs Abbey Road Studios in London over a four year period utilizing state of the art recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release.
The stereo CD includes track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK. Within the CDs new packaging, booklet includes detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. These stereo CDs will be housed in a three-panel eco digi-pack with 14 page booklet.
A newly produced mini-documentary on the making of the album, directed by Bob Smeaton, is included as a QuickTime file on the album. The documentary contains archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.
"For the new remasters, the engineer went back to the original 1960's analog master tapes. Remastering is about working with, sharpening, amplifying, clarifying, and enhancing what are already the settled (or established) facts of the original mix. A listening session in early June at Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan confirmed that this is exactly what has been done. In A/B comparisons with the 1987 CD versions, the Beatles' records sounded more alive, more spirited, with greater dynamic range, and a new spaciousness that was very apparent... These new releases are an audiophile's dream - on good gear, they do sound much improved." - Robert Baird, Stereophile Magazine, October 2009, Vol. 32, No.
"After Lennon composed 'Strawberry Fields Forever,' McCartney wrote his own snappy memoir. Penny Lane was a Liverpool bus stop where Lennon and McCartney often met. 'John came over and helped me with the third verse, as was often the case,' McCartney said. 'We were writing recently faded memories from eight or 10 years before.'" - Rolling Stone - Rolling Stone
"Twenty-four days after the release of Sgt. Pepper, the Beatles represented England on the six hour TV show Our World, a satellite broadcast seen by 400 million. 'All You Need Is Love' was the simple message they wanted to send to the world. 'It was for love and bloody peace,' Ringo Starr said. The backing choir on the single included Mick Jagger, Keith Moon and Donovan." - Rolling Stone
Re-mastered at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London
Each CD is packaged with replicated original UK album art
Housed in three-panel soft digi-pak
Includes expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes
For limited period, each CD will be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album.
Made in the U.S.A.
1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. The Fool On The Hill
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