Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Magical Mystery Tour

First released: November 18, 1976

Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
Cover Photo by: John Kelly

 

  1. Magical Mystery Tour – 2:52
    Recorded: April 25, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 26-27, 1967 (vocals), May 3, 1967 (trumpets), and November 7, 1967
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano (with echo effects)
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
    Session musicians – three trumpets
  2. The Fool on the Hill – 3:00
    Recorded: September 25, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 26, 1967 and October 20, 1967 (flutes)
    John Lennon – harmonica, maracas
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, piano, double-tracked recorder, flute
    George Harrison – lead guitar, harmonica
    Ringo Starr – finger cymbals
  3. Flying – 2:17
    Recorded: September 8, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 28, 1967
    John Lennon – mellotron, chanting, tape loop at end
    Paul McCartney – guitars, chanting
    George Harrison – guitars, chanting
    Ringo Starr – drums, maracas, chanting, tape loop at end
  4. Blue Jay Way – 3:57
    Recorded: September 6, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 7, 1967 and October 6, 1967
    John Lennon – tambourine
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – double-tracked lead vocal, Hammond organ, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Session musician – cello
  5. Your Mother Should Know – 2:29
    Recorded: August 22, 1967 at Chappell Recording Studios, London, England with overdubs added August 23, 1967 and September 29, 1967
    John Lennon – organ, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison – tambourine, tabla, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  6. I Am the Walrus – 4:37
    Recorded: September 5, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 6, 1967 and September 27, 1967
    John Lennon – lead vocal, mellotron (at the beginning)
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – tambourine, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Session musicians – eight violins, four cellos, three horns
    Choir – six boys singing “Oompah, oompah, stick it up your jumper”, six girls singing “Everybody’s got one”
  7. Hello Goodbye – 3:32
    Recorded: October 2, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added October 19, 20, 25 and November 2, 1967
    John Lennon – lead guitar, organ, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, bongos, conga drum,
    background vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, tambourine, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, maracas
    Session musicians – two violas
  8. Strawberry Fields Forever – 4:10
    Recorded: November 24, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with additional work on November 28-29 and December 8, 9, 15, and 21, 1966
    John Lennon – lead vocal, lead guitar, harpsichord
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, piano, bongos, flute
    George Harrison – lead guitar, timpani
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Mal Evans – tambourine
    Philip Jones – alto trumpet
    Session musicians – two cellos, two horns
  9. Penny Lane – 3:04
    Recorded: December 29, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added December 30, 1966 and January, 1967
    John Lennon – piano, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, Arco string bass, flute
    George Harrison – conga drum, firebell
    Ringo Starr – drums
    George Martin – piano
    David Mason – piccolo trumpet
    Philip Jones – trumpet
  10. Baby You’re a Rich Man –3:03
    Recorded: May 11, 1967 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, clavioline, piano
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, piano, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – tambourine, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, maracas
    Session musicians – vibes
  11. All You Need Is Love  – 3:48
    Recorded: June 14, 1967 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England (backing track), overdubbed and shortened at an Abbey Road session, then overdubbed live on the “Our World” TV broadcast
    ::Backing track::
    John Lennon – harpsichord
    Paul McCartney – string bass played with a bow
    George Harrison – violin
    Ringo Starr – drums
    ::Abbey Road Track::
    John Lennon – lead vocal
    Paul McCartney – electric bass guitar
    George Harrison – guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    ::Live “Our World” track::
    John Lennon – lead vocal
    Paul McCartney – background vocal
    George Harrison – background vocal
    Session musicians – studio orchestra
    Mick Jagger, Gary Leeds, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull,
    Jane Asher, Patti Harrison, Keith Moon, Graham Nash – chorus