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Songs of The Beatles Volume 9

Songs of The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour Period

(including Yellow Submarine)

1967 April 04 - 1968 February 12

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Period Overview

The Period after Sgt. Pepper contains songs that appeared on a mix of singles, LPs, and a double-EP.

There was no Magical Mystery Tour LP put out by the Beatles. They released a double-EP called Magical Mystery Tour to go with their made-for-TV movie of the same name. This double-EP had six songs, too few for an LP, so Capitol Records in the US took those six and put them on side one of an LP. Side two contained five songs released on singles in 1967 ('I Am The Walrus' was on both the double-EP and B-side of a single). Eventually this LP was released by EMI in the UK, and it later became a CD.

While recording songs for Magical Mystery Tour, the Beatles also recorded songs for the movie Yellow Submarine. Four of these wound up on that soundtrack album. Two other songs went unreleased until later, one on a single, the other on the Let It Be album.

1967 Apr 04: Record last song of the Sgt. Pepper Period.

1967 Jun 01: Release UK LP, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1967 Jul 07: Release UK 45, 'All You Need Is Love' / 'Baby You're A Rich Man'
1967 Nov 24: Release UK 45, 'Hello Goodbye' / 'I Am The Walrus'
1967 Nov 27: Release US LP, Magical Mystery Tour
1967 Dec 08: Release UK double-EP, Magical Mystery Tour

1968 Feb 12: Record last song of the Magical Mystery Tour/Yellow Submarine Period

1968 Mar 15: Release UK 45, 'Lady Madonna' / 'The Inner Light'
1969 Jan 17: Release UK LP, Yellow Submarine

Details on all the sessions and releases are in the book Songs of The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour Period.

Book Overview

(for a detailed look at the overall book format, see the Series Overview)

The book starts with an overview of the Beatle Periods, showing where Magical Mystery Tour fits in their career. It then shows chronological lists of songs recorded and released during this Period.

The "Releases" section shows records that were released containing songs recorded this Period. Details are provided about the UK records. (Details about the US records are in The Songs section.)

A "Hearing The Music" section gives some orientation and history about the vinyl records and how they were intended to be heard.

The bulk of the book details the 16 songs of the Magical Mystery Tour Period:

The 17 Songs of the Magical Mystery Tour Period
Side 1 Side 2
 Magical Mystery Tour LP/CD  Magical Mystery Tour  Hello Goodbye
 (compiled by Capitol Records from  The Fool On The Hill  Strawberry Fields Forever 
 UK double-EP and singles 14-16)  Flying  Penny Lane
 Blue Jay Way  Baby You're A Rich Man
 Your Mother Should Know  All You Need Is Love
 I Am The Walrus
Side A Side A
 17th single  Lady Madonna  The Inner Light
Side 1 Side 2
 11th LP: Yellow Submarine  Yellow Submarine  Pepperland*
 Only A Northern Song  Sea Of Time*
 All Together Now  Sea Of Holes*
 Hey Bulldog  Sea Of Monsters*
 It's All Too Much  March Of The Meanies*
 All You Need Is Love  Pepperland Laid Waste*
 Yellow Submarine In Pepperland*
 * non-Beatles orchestral soundtrack
unreleased songs  You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
 Across The Universe

Songs of The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour Period is a reference work designed much like a technical manual. It has tables, graphs, and figures, but no pictures. This book was written for serious students of the Beatles.
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Table of Contents (approximate)

Songs of The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour Period table of contents
Contents Page
Preface
    Book Format
Introduction
    Beatle Records
    Beatle Periods
Period Overview
9
10
13
13
14
15
Releases
    LP: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    45: All You Need Is Love / Baby You're A Rich Man
    45: Hello Goodbye / I Am The Walrus
    EP: Magical Mystery Tour
    45: Lady Madonna / The Inner Light
    LP: Yellow Submarine
    USLP: Magical Mystery Tour
       Fan-ins/outs
21
25
26
27
28
30
31
32
33
Hearing the Music: Album Analysis and Song Details
    Listening to the Album
    Speaker Placement - The Magic Triangle
    Tempos & Times Primer
    Playing The CD
35
36
37
38
40
The Songs
  Using This Section

  Magical Mystery Tour (US LP)
    Magical Mystery Tour
    The Fool On The Hill
    Flying
    Blue Jay Way
    Your Mother Should Know
    I Am The Walrus
    Hello Goodbye
    Strawberry Fields Forever
    Penny Lane
    Baby You're A Rich Man
    All You Need Is Love

  Single
    Lady Madonna
    The Inner Light

  Yellow Submarine (LP)
    Yellow Submarine
    Only A Northern Song
    All Together Now
    Hey Bulldog
    It's All Too Much
    All You Need Is Love
    orchestral soundtracks (not covered)

  unreleased songs
    You Konw My Name (Look Up The Number)
    Across The Universe
41
43


49
55
61
65
71
77
89
97
115
127
133


143
151


159
167
173
177
181
185



191
199
Appendix
Glossary
References
Index
207
229
231
233
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Front Cover

Songs of The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour Period

Book Specifications
Pages Size Binding Price
 about 230  8.5" x 11"  Paperback (perfect/glue) see price list
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Copyright 2007-09 by Ken Westover at Cliff Canyon Publishing Co. All rights reserved.
This material may not be distributed without the written permission of the author.
E-mail questions or comments to cliffcan@indra.com.

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