Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Magical Mystery Tour Re-release

I know, I know.  Beatles...blah blah blah.  And now I'm going to try to sell you on their perhaps most painful-if-not-bizarre project, Magical Mystery Tour.  The TV movie shown on Boxing Day, 1967 has long received dreadful reviews for its lack of a script and purpose.

In short it's a psychedelic mess.

But...there's the little matter of the music.  Let's face it; The Beatles were all about the music.  As usual, the music is pretty much brilliant, from the opening bounce of the title track right on through.   The album, which was part soundtrack and part "LP", features another personal favorite of mine, "I Am The Walrus", along with classics that weren't a part of the soundtrack, like "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Penny Lane", and "Hello Goodbye" (which was played over the closing credits of the movie).

This is the trailer for the new release of the movie in the various formats for your own pleasure.

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