A typically Beatlesque film (i.e. atypical) originally produced for television, this short film was intended to be an off-the-wall road movie with the Beatles and three dozen or so friends on a psychedelic bus. Shot with only a vague script and only bare outlines of scenes, the movie was meant to document a trip to the seaside resort town of Blackpool, England. Made in September of 1967, The Beatles' brilliant rock album is transformed into colorful and energetic images. The film also contains the only live version of John Lennon's "I Am the Walrus." Third of the Beatles films to include Victor Spinetti, famous for his mohair sweater wearing role as the television director in A Hard Day's Night and as the determined scientist with the laser in Help! The movie was originally shown on BBC TV on December 26, 1967 inexplicably in black and white.
Tracks: "Magical Mystery Tour" "The Fool on the Hill" "Flying" "Blue Jay Way" "Your Mother Should Know" "I Am the Walrus" - (live) "Hello Goodbye" "Strawberry Fields Forever" "Penny Lane" "Baby You're a Rich Man" "All You Need Is Love"
"The 'I Am The Walrus' segment is vintage, flowered-up Beatles; technicolour paisley, wyrd animal masks and gleaming Rickenbackers..." - 01/01/2013 Uncut