MAGICAL MYSREY TOUR-THE BEATLES
This is a more obscure album, because it isn't really mainstream like the other beatles album. It's also surrounded by greatness such as sgt. Pepper's, Revolver, Rubber Soul, and The White album, so this album sometimes gets lost in the mix. Still, this album is good, and have some classics like I am the walrus, and Strawberry fields. So, don't discriminate against his album just, because it's not as good as the other Beatles albums around it.
In this album the first half of the album isn't that good, codsidering it's the beatles. The second portion of the album is jam packed with classics, and is much better than the first half of the album.
John Lennon : piano, guitar
Paul McCartney : bass
George Harrison : guitar
Richard starkey (Ringo Starr) : drums
1.) Magical Mystery Tour
This song is written by McCartney, and he got the idea for the song off the name for a bus service in England called mystery tour. Starts off with Lennon playing the mellotron, then the whole band joins in with the band repeating magical mystery tour through all the verses. It ends with Lennon playing the piano. 4/5
2.) The Fool on the Hill
Also written by Paul, this songs about a man who has a foolish demenor, that actually is a indication of wisdom. This also starts with Lennon on the piano. the songs upbeat verses, and gets a little slower during the chorus. 4/5
One of the very few instrumentals the beatles did. All the Beatles contributed in writing this song. It's kind of a slow, easy listening song with some mellotron in it. 3.5/5
4.) Blue Jay Way
Here is George Harrisons contribution to the album. A kind of eerie sounding song. They do incorporate some backwards track, organ, and a cello to add to the eerieness of the song. Harrison's vocals are also altered to sound ghostly. 4/5
5.) Your Mother Shoild Know
This song is meant to sound like a ballroom song, like the songs were in the early 1900's. This is also another one of paul's compositions. I don't really like this song very much, It's kind of dull and not well of a written song. 3.5/5
6.) I Am the Walrus
This song starts the string of great songs on this album. This is one of John Lennon's great songs. The lyrics in this song don't really make any sense, and are kind of random. This I think is one of Lennon's best songs. The only lyrics Lennon is seroius about is the first line where he states that he thinks every thing is unified. At the end of the song he is quoting from shakespeares Hamlet. 5/5
7.) Hello Goodbye
This song is the first of three number one hits on the album. This is a McCartney song, that Lennon didn't like, because he said was a string of nonsensical controdictions. The end of the song doesn't really fit with rest, and doesn't sound very good. 3.5/5
8.) Strawberry Fields Forever
This is another of Lennon's best songs, and is my favorite on the album. It's a very treippy song about being in a imaginary strawberry field where nothing is real. There is the song of horns during the verses. At the end the song fades away, then it starts up again with a weird mixture of sounds of horns and drums. I think is Lennon's second best song nest to come together. 5/5
9.) Penny Lane
The second one hit on the album. This is a very upbeat and jolly song that is very good. It is another song that is written by Paul. 4.5/5
10.) Baby You're a rich man
This song is a calaboration by lennon and McCartney, about a rich man that hoards all his money away for himself. This song can also be found on the sound track to the movie Yellow Submarine. 4/5
11.) All You is Love
Starts out with some trumpets playing, then the baetles start singing Love, LOve, Love, that is heard through out all the verses. This is a very philosophical song, and is the third number one hit on the album. At the end of the song you can hear them repeating She love you ya,ya,ya. This you can also find on the soundtrack of Yellow Submarine. 4.5/5
Overall this album is a very good album, but it does have some low points,expespecially the beginning of the album. I would recommend buying this album if you are a avid beatles fan, because it does have some very good songs on it.
Hope this helped any out there.