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The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour

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  • Colin Kilgour
    The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour The television film Magical Mystery Tour was devised, written and directed by The Beatles. It has a significant place in the
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 4, 2012
      The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour
      The television film Magical Mystery Tour was devised, written and directed
      by The Beatles. It has a significant place in the history of The Beatles -
      not least, because it was viewed by many as the group's first failure. In
      the UK, it was transmitted by BBC 1 in black and white on 26 December, 1967
      and then shown ten days later in colour on BBC 2. Certainly, the impact of
      the film's special effects was diminished by watching in monochrome and this
      may have contributed to the bafflement experienced by many viewers. But as
      Paul McCartney acknowledges, the film's generally unfavourable reception was
      more affected by its scheduling on Boxing Day, usually reserved for fairly
      light entertainment rather than an experimental fantasy film.

      The documentary also examines the group's activities during 1967 before they
      spent most of the final four months working on their film. It was a
      momentous year. It began with Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever; their LP
      Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in June; they performed
      All You Need Is Love on Our World - the first global TV show linking five
      continents by satellite. While learning about Transcendental Meditation with
      Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Bangor, North Wales, The Beatles received the
      shocking news of the sudden death of their manager Brian Epstein. Two weeks
      later they began filming Magical Mystery Tour.

      Broadcast on BBC Radio 2, Duration 56 minutes

      http://www.mediafire.com/?cxc55xaybza85br
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