If I had a dollar for every time I heard a Beatles song playing on CJ’s radio, TV, or computer – I’d be a millionaire today.
The latest – in CJ’s Beatle’s Collection – is the Magical Mystery Tour (released on October 9th). It’s been watched more than a dozen times and I’ve been called twice, just to tell me how cool it was and how much he loves it.
In the Magical Mystery Tour; you’ll see newly-filmed interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon, and other members of the film’s cast and crew, as well as a director’s audio commentary recorded by Paul McCartney himself. Enjoy the Beatles as you’ve never seen before; their music, their personal reflections on the film, and so much more. If you ask CJ and I, it’s a piece of the Beatle’s you’ll just have to get.
Magical Mystery Tour
Available @ Amazon and where most music is sold
ARP: $19.98 ($15.87 @amazon)
Runtime: 53 minutes
Preview the film on Youtube
Includes: an 8 page booklet
In September 1967 The Beatles embarked on making their third film, this time conceived and directed by themselves.
Based on a loose unscripted narrative, in the spirit of the experimental mood of the time, and directed by The Beatles themselves, the film became the vehicle to present 6 new songs – Magical Mystery Tour, The Fool On The Hill, Flying, I Am The Walrus, Blue Jay Way and Your Mother Should Know.
Now, 45 years on, the virtually forgotten film has been fully restored and is being presented properly for the first time.
The restoration of Magical Mystery Tour has been overseen by Paul Rutan Jr. of Eque Inc., the same company that handled the much acclaimed restoration of Yellow Submarine. The soundtrack work was done at Abbey Road Studios by Giles Martin and Sam Okell.
All of the packages contain a host of special features, packed with unseen footage. There are newly-filmed interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and other members of the film’s cast and crew, as well as a director’s audio commentary recorded by Paul.
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this DVD for the purpose of my review. All thoughts, opinions and/or testimonials shared in this post are solely my own or of those I’ve shared the “review” with personally.