EMI CD C2 48062: BEATLES - Magical Mystery Tour - 1987 CANADA NM
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Background for this listing -
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960 and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. The group's best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals). Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, the group later worked in many genres ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways. Their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as their songwriting grew in sophistication, by the late 1960s they came to be perceived by many fans and cultural observers as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era's sociocultural revolutions.

As a five-piece line-up of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison on guitar and vocals, with Stuart Sutcliffe (bass) and Pete Best (drums), the band built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960. Sutcliffe left the group in 1961, and Best was replaced by Starr the following year. Moulded into a professional act by manager Brian Epstein, their musical potential was enhanced by the creativity of producer George Martin. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first single, "Love Me Do", became a modest hit in late 1962. They acquired the nickname the "Fab Four" as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market. The band toured extensively around the world until August 1966, when they performed their final commercial concert. From 1966 they produced what many critics consider to be some of their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (1968) and Abbey Road (1969). After their break-up in 1970, the ex-Beatles each found success in individual musical careers. Lennon was murdered in 1980, and Harrison died of cancer in 2001. McCartney and Starr remain active.

The Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with sales of over one billion units estimated by EMI Records. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. According to the RIAA, as of 2012 they have sold 177 million units in the US, more than any other artist, and in 2008 they topped Billboard magazine's list of the all-time most successful Hot 100 artists. As of 2012, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with 20. They have received 7 Grammy Awards from the American National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and 15 Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. They were collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the 20th century's 100 most influential people.

Magical Mystery Tour is an LP and a double EP by the English rock group The Beatles, produced by George Martin, both including the six-song soundtrack to the 1967 film of the same name. The material was released in the United Kingdom on 8 December 1967 as a six-track double EP on the Parlophone label; in the United States the record, released on 27 November 1967, was an eleven-track LP created by Capitol Records, adding the band's 1967 single releases. The EP was also released in Germany, France, Spain, Yugoslavia, Australia and Japan.

The US LP was later adopted as the official version of the record when The Beatles' catalogue was updated for the 1980s digital Compact Disc releases. It did not see an official 11 track LP release in the United Kingdom until 1976. The album was remastered 9 September 2009 for the first time since its CD release. The soundtrack was a critical and commercial success, a #1 album in the US and Grammy-nominated, despite the relative critical and commercial failure of the Magical Mystery Tour film.

The soundtrack was far more favourably received than the film. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for best album in 1968 and reached number 1 in the US for eight weeks. The original review by Rolling Stone consisted of a one-sentence quote from John Lennon: "There are only about 100 people in the world who understand our music.

This listing is for a very rare, out of print CD title - an OPENED, Near MINT CD PRESSED and ISSUED by EMI // PARLOPHONE // APPLE Records of a highly collectible title from their catalog - a superb title featuring -

The BEATLES

CD title -
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (MMT)

Track listing:
All tracks written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney except where noted.
1. "Magical Mystery Tour"      McCartney
2. "The Fool on the Hill"      McCartney
3. "Flying" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney/George Harrison/Richard Starkey)    (Instrumental)
4. "Blue Jay Way" (Harrison)    Harrison
5. "Your Mother Should Know"      McCartney
6. "I Am the Walrus"      Lennon
7. "Hello, Goodbye"      McCartney
8. "Strawberry Fields Forever"      Lennon
9. "Penny Lane"      McCartney
10. "Baby, You're a Rich Man"      Lennon
11. "All You Need Is Love"      Lennon

Performers on this item include -
George Harrison – guitar, vocals, harmonica on "The Fool on the Hill"
John Lennon – guitar, piano, electric piano, mellotron, vocals, harmonica on "The Fool on the Hill"
Paul McCartney – bass guitar, piano, mellotron, guitar on "Flying", vocals, recorder on "The Fool on the Hill"
Ringo Starr – drums, vocals
Engineers - Geoff Emerick & Ken Scott
Additional musicians:
"Magical Mystery Tour" – Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall on percussion, David Mason, Elgar Howarth, Roy Copestake and John Wilbraham on trumpets
"The Fool on the Hill" – Christoper Taylor, Richard Taylor and Jack Ellory on flute[20]
"I Am the Walrus" – Sidney Sax, Jack Rothstein, Ralph Elman, Andrew McGee, Jack Greene, Louis Stevens, John Jezzard and Jack Richards on violins, Lionel Ross, Eldon Fox, Brian Martin and Terry Weil on cellos and Neill Sanders, Tony Tunstall and Morris Miller on horns, Peggie Allen, Wendy Horan, Pat Whitmore, Jill Utting, June Day, Sylvia King, Irene King, G. Mallen, Fred Lucas, Mike Redway, John O'Neill, F. Dachtler, Allan Grant, D. Griffiths, J. Smith and J. Fraser on backing vocals
"Hello, Goodbye" – Ken Essex, Leo Birnbaum on violas.
"Strawberry Fields Forever" – Mal Evans on percussion, Tony Fisher, Greg Bowen, Derek Watkins and Stanley Roderick on trumpets and John Hall, Derek Simpson, Norman Jones on cellos.
"Penny Lane" – Ray Swinfield, P. Goody, Manny Winters and Dennis Walton on flutes, Leon Calvert, Freddy Clayton, Bert Courtley and Duncan Campbell on trumpets, Dick Morgan and Mike Winfield on English horns, Frank Clarke on double bass and David Mason on piccolo trumpet
"Baby, You're a Rich Man" – Eddie Kramer on vibraphone
"All You Need Is Love" – George Martin on piano, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Moon, Eric Clapton, Pattie Boyd Harrison, Jane Asher, Mike McCartney, Maureen Starkey, Graham Nash and wife, Gary Leeds and Hunter Davies on backing vocals, Sidney Sax, Patrick Halling, Eric Bowie and Jack Holmes on violins, Rex Morris and Don Honeywill on sax, David Mason and Stanley Woods on trumpets, Evan Watkins and Henry Spain on horns, Jack Emblow on accordion and Brian Martin on cello

The CD is from the EMI // PARLOPHONE // APPLE Records series of out of print CDs.

CD catalog # C2 48062
CD was issued in 1987 (first pressing of this title on CD format)
CD was made in CANADA by DISQUE AMERIC - 05N2[011]C248062
Recordings are from 1967

The CD, JEWEL CASE and INSERTS are all in NEAR MINT condition - the CD may have a light mark or two on the reflective side (although we could not see any marks under strong, white light). We play tested this item on our audio system and it performed PERFECTLY!!

This CD is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: EMI CD C2 48062 NM
  • Manufacturer: EMI / Electrola / Odeon / Pathe Records
  • Condition: Used

EMI CD C2 48062: BEATLES - Magical Mystery Tour - 1987 CANADA NM

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