Monday, June 25, 2012

The Beatles - Magical Mystery Year (Purple Chick) (Discs 1 - 4)



Well . . . I'll start off by saying "Sorry", to all of my devoted readers.

A combination of circumstances (mostly happy and positive, I might add) have kept me away from my blog for the past couple of months . . . well, 'circumstances' coupled with a weird combination of writer's block and general lethargy. Frankly, I hadn't realized how long it had been that I had posted something until a couple of weeks ago. Since that time I have been wracked by guilt, browsing through the nearly dozen unfinished posts I've got queued up (in various stages of completion) and trying to summon the wherewithal to get at least ONE of them completed and up on the site, if only for my own peace of mind, to break out of this writing funk I seem to be mired in. I've still got some good stories to tell (at least, I think they're good) related to some music I've encountered and admired and loved (and hated) over the course of my life . . . it's just putting pen-to-paper, or fingers-to-keyboard as it were, and getting them out of my brain - that's the current issue.

But fear not - I'll get back into the swing of things soon. Until then, I figured I might as well honor a recent request, and provide you all with another one of those Beatles 'Purple Chick' bootlegs. This time, it's Magical Mystery Year, a four-disc set of music recorded by the Fabs around the same time they were recording their Magical Mystery Tour album - 1967 and into 1968. Here's the lineup for each disc:

Disc 1 (Magical Mystery Tour and related Stereo Mixes):
01 - All You Need Is Love (Stereo)
02 - Baby You're A Rich Man (Stereo)
03 - Hello Goodbye (Stereo)
04 - Magical Mystery Tour (Stereo)
05 - Your Mother Should Know (Stereo)
06 - I Am The Walrus (Stereo)
07 - The Fool On The Hill (Stereo)
08 - Flying (Stereo)
09 - Blue Jay Way (Stereo)
10 - Lady Madonna (Stereo)
11 - The Inner Light (Stereo)
12 - All Together Now (Stereo)
13 - Hey Bulldog (Stereo)
14 - It's All Too Much (Stereo)
15 - Across The Universe (Stereo)
16 - Christmas Time (Is Here Again) (Stereo)
17 - I Am The Walrus (US Stereo)
18 - Magical Mystery Tour (88 Video Stereo)
19 - Blue Jay Way (88 Video Stereo)
20 - Your Mother Should Know (88 Video Stereo)
21 - All You Need Is Love (Anthology DVD Mix)
22 - I Am The Walrus (Anthology DVD Mix)
23 - Hello Goodbye (Anthology DVD Mix)
24 - Lady Madonna (Anthology DVD Mix)

Disc 2 (Magical Mystery Tour and related mono mixes):
01 - All You Need Is Love (Mono)
02 - Baby You're A Rich Man (Mono)
03 - Hello Goodbye (Mono)
04 - Magical Mystery Tour (Mono)
05 - Your Mother Should Know (Mono)
06 - I Am The Walrus (Mono)
07 - The Fool On The Hill (Mono)
08 - Flying (Mono)
09 - Blue Jay Way (Mono)
10 - Lady Madonna (Mono)
11 - The Inner Light (Mono)
12 - All Together Now (Mono)
13 - Hey Bulldog (Mono)
14 - It's All Too Much (Mono)
15 - Across The Universe (Mono)
16 - Christmas Time (Is Here Again) (Sessions)
17 - I Am The Walrus (US Single)
18 - All You Need Is Love - RM 11 (SSIP)
19 - Magical Mystery Tour (Mono Film Mix)
20 - I Am The Walrus (Mono Film Mix)
21 - Your Mother Should Know (Mono Film Mix)
22 - Anthology DVD Medley (bonus)

Disc 3 (Magical Mystery Tour studio takes and etc.):
01 Free Now
02 Magical Mystery Tour - RM4
03 Magical Mystery Tour - RM7
04 All You Need Is Love - take unknown
05 All You Need Is Love - warmup
06 All You Need Is Love - take 58
07 Your Mother Should Know - take 8
08 I Am The Walrus - take 7
09 I Am The Walrus - take 8
10 I Am The Walrus - take 9
11 I Am The Walrus - rehearsal
12 I Am The Walrus - takes 16+17
13 I Am The Walrus - RM4
14 The Fool On The Hill - take 1 demo
15 Blue Jay Way - RM1
16 Flying - RM4
17 Your Mother Should Know - take 27
18 The Fool On The Hill - take 4
19 Flying - take 8+overdub takes 1-5
20 I Am The Walrus - King Lear overdub
21 Hello Goodbye - take 1
22 Hello Goodbye - take 16
23 Christmas Time (Is Here Again) - take 1

Disc 4 (Magical Mystery Tour studio takes and related):
01 - The Inner Light - Stereo Backing Track
02 - Lady Madonna - Take 3
03 - Across The Universe - Take 2
04 - Across The Universe - Take 7
05 - Lady Madonna - Take 4 Overdub Track
06 - Lady Madonna - Take 4
07 - Lady Madonna - Take 4 + Overdubs
08 - Lady Madonna - Take 5 False Start
09 - Lady Madonna - Take 5
10 - All You Need Is Love (Yellow Submarine Songtrack)
11 - Baby You're A Rich Man (Yellow Submarine Songtrack)
12 - All Together Now (Yellow Submarine Songtrack)
13 - Hey Bulldog (Yellow Submarine Songtrack)
14 - It's All Too Much (Yellow Submarine Songtrack)
15 - Hello Goodbye (1993 Mix)
16 - All You Need Is Love (Take Unknown) (Anthology DVD)
17 - Across The Universe - Take 2 (Anthology 2)
18 - Lady Madonna - Takes 3+4+5 (Anthology 2)
19 - The Fool On The Hill - Rumitape Part 1
20 - The Fool On The Hill - Rumitape Part 2
21 - The Fool On The Hill - Rumitape Part 3
22 - The Fool On The Hill - Rumitape Part 4
23 - The Fool On The Hill - Rumitape Part 5
24 - Across The Universe - Take 2 Monitor Mix
25 - Lady Madonna - Monitor Mix A
26 - Lady Madonna - Monitor Mix B
27 - Lady Madonna - Monitor Mix C

As with all of Purple Chick's releases, these bootlegs have been recorded with the highest possible fidelity - so if some songs sound like shit (like some the the "Rumitape" tracks on Disc 4), don't blame these guys; they did the best with what they had to work with. And again, these discs are in .m4a format - sorry.

I hope that, for the moment, this post tides you all over until I get my act together. Until then, enjoy, and as always, let me know what you think.

Please use the email link below to contact me, and I will reply with the download links ASAP:

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12 comments:

  1. Hi there, sorry, don't know how to reach you other than to comment in this post. You've asked for releasing the private setting of the file of The Pixies and I wanted to let you know that I did it and you can get it ;-).

    Thanks for you link to my blog, will be checking yours... Love to learn more about The Residents, and The Fall are great. Cheers!

    Smok

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    1. Hi El Jorgiux - I assume this is a request for the files. Please click on the email link at the bottom of the album posting above, so that I have your return email address; once I have it, I'll forward you the files ASAP. Thanks.

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  3. Thanks for all the great music, it is very much appreciated!

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  4. The Beatles Magical Mystery Year is fantastic! Thanks for the share!

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  5. thanks so very much for sending this :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing this! It's been a pleasure to hear!

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  7. Thanks a lot for sending this so quickly! If only EMI and the controllers of the Beatles legacy knew the appetite for genuine rarities. The Anthology CDs were a missed opportunity.

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  8. Thank you - AGAIN! - for sharing from your collection. It's much appreciated, and I really enjoy your blog.
    Craig

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  9. Very nice! Thank you so much for your passion and dedication.

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  10. Purple chick has always fantastic releases. Thanx a lot for giving us this one!

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  11. Thank you very much for making these fantastic Purple Chick sets available to fans of The Beatles. Thank you again for your quick response and your time, you are doing a great job here!

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