|Magical Mystery Tour - Front Cover||Magical Mystery Tour - Rear Cover|
|Magical Mystery Tour - Inside Front Cover||Magical Mystery Tour - Inside Rear Cover|
|Catalogue No.||SMMT 1 - Stereo Version
MMT 1 - Mono Version
|Country of Origin||England|
|Release Date||8th December 1967|
|U.K. Chart Detail :|
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|Detail :||The Beatles thirteenth official E.P.
In the U.K. the "Magical Mystery Tour" soundtrack was released as a special double E.P. package. It contained two 3 track
E.P.'s and was advertised as being complete with; "A 32 page full colour book packed with exclusive pictures, a strip
cartoon of the original story, plus the words to the songs in the show !"
The eagerly anticipated release, had advance orders in Britain of over 400,000, and by mid-January 1968 had sold 600,000, so
not surprisingly it did very well in the National chart.
Musically, the most interesting fact is that it included the Beatles first instrumental, "Flying". Which was also the first track to list all four names as joint writers. "Magical Mystery Tour" was also the first Beatle E.P. to be issued in Mono AND stereo, and the mono version is now deleted.
First pressings had around the edge of the label, the words stating the rights of the publishers starting with
"The Gramophone Co. Ltd." and across the press-out centre the words, "sold in U.K. subject to resale price conditions, see
price lists" are present. It had a gatefold picture sleeve, with a full booklet, and a blue lyric sheet. The singles were
housed in white inner sleeves.
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