Magical Mystery Tour (US)

The beatles - 1967 magical mystery tour

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Magical Mystery Tour is an LP and a double EP by the English rock group The Beatles, both including the six-song soundtrack to the 1967 film of the same name. The record released in the United Kingdom, on December 8 1967, was a six-track double EP on the Parlophone label. In the United States, the record was released 11 days earlier, on November 27, as an eleven-track LP created by Capitol Records, adding the band's 1967 single releases. The double EP was also released in Germany, France, Spain, Yugoslavia, Australia and Japan, but the US LP was later adopted as the official version of the record when The Beatles' catalog was updated for the 1980s digital Compact Disc releases. The album was remastered 9 September 2009 for the first time since its CD release. The album was a critical and commercial success, a #1 album in the US and Grammy-nominated.


The album cover(s) were designed by the German-born Jewish American artist Peter Max, who is renowned for his "cosmic brownies" art style of the 1960s. The front cover of both versions features all four Beatles dressed in animal costumes, with signature Peter Max style psychedelic graphics and typeface. The Capitol Records LP version retains the image, but includes extra graphics as a border to create space for the names of all 11 songs on the album.

Animal Costumes


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