Magical Mystery Tour (Lennon/McCartney)

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Magical Mystery Tour (Lennon/McCartney)

The title track to the EP (and later LP), Magical Mystery Tour was never intended to be anything more than a sort of “commercial” for the film. Lyrics were derived from a studio session in which Beatles assistant Mal Evans wrote down words and phrases suggested by the band associated with a tour of the sort. Two days after Paul had begun to work with the original list he brought a completed song.

Personnel

  • Paul McCartney – lead and backing vocals, piano, bass guitar, percussion
  • John Lennon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
  • George Harrison – harmony vocal, lead guitar, percussion
  • Ringo Starr – drums, percussion
  • Mal Evans – percussion
  • Neil Aspinall – percussion
  • David Mason – trumpet
  • Elgar Howarth – trumpet
  • Roy Copestake – trumpet
  • John Wilbraham – trumpet

Release history

Notable covers

  • Cheap Trick (from Greatest Hits)