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Magical Mystery Tour (Double EP)
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#1 Magical Mystery Tour (1st. Press "Double EPs": SMO 39 501/2)
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TITLE
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
TRACK LISTING
RECORD 1
SIDE 1 Magical mystery tour
Your mother should know (Lennon/McCartney)
SIDE 2 I am the walrus (Lennon/McCartney)
RECORD 2
SIDE 1 The fool on the hill (Lennon/McCartney)
Flying (Harrison/Lennon/McCartney/Starkey)
SIDE 2 Blue jay way (Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
8th December.1967? /First Press
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jacket jacket Both the front and back covers were laminated, and inner pockets held the two 7 inch EP disks. jacket At the inner pocket, the old Apple mark, which looks like a drawing, and the word "apple presents" was printed.
Catalog No. "SMO 39 501/2" was printed at the upper corner of the back cover.
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The Odeon logo mark and the words "MADE & PRINTED IN GERMANY" were printed at the inside of the picture sleeve. "GEMA" logo in rectangular box was printed on the label.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and "45 r.p.m." mark were printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM part 1: 24 page color booklet
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OTHER ITEM part 2: Lyric Sheet
jacket jacket jacket jacket A 24 page book, plus a sheet of lyrics, was stapled into the middle. The lyric sheet was on light blue paper.
RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label type-2
CATALOG NUMBER
SMO 39 501/2
MIX
STEREO
MATRIX No. Side1 7YCE 18435 - 2
Side2 7YCE 18434 - 2
Side3 7YCE 18436 - 2   Manufactured in Germany
Side4 7YCE 18437 - 2   Manufactured in Germany
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Odeon
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
The package came with a gatefold sleeve and a 28-page book, including lyrics.
Photo: John Kelly / Drawing: Bob Gibson / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRINTER CREDIT
ELECTROLA GESELLSCHAFT  M. B. H. KÖLN
PRODUCER
BIG George Martin
COMMENTS
In Germany, the "Magical Mystery Tour" soundtrack was released as a special double E.P. package, too.
As The Beatles had six songs for release, it was decided that they would release a double-EP set. The package came with a gatefold sleeve and a 28-page book, including lyrics.
Both the front and back covers were laminated, and inner pockets held the two 7 inch EP disks.
A 24 page book, plus a sheet of lyrics, was stapled into the middle. The lyric sheet was on light blue paper.
At the inner pocket, the old Apple mark, which looks like a drawing, and the word "Apple Presents" was printed.

Germany issued several EP's which have neither a British nor an American counterpart. As EP's proved to be unpopular, most of them did not sell extremely well, although they were (basically) reissued when Germany adopted the EEC numbering system in 1969. At that time, Magical Mystery Tour was renumbered as 1C029-615/6, but by 1972 Magical Mystery Tour was removed from the catalog and was replaced with the American-lineup LP.

The Odeon green label EP's appear in two different styles.
The first of these styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:
ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
with "STEREO" in black on a white rectangle.

The second label style, in mid-1966, the rim print was changed on all Odeon releases to read:
URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG (AUSSER ZUM PERSONLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
The only EP to have come out originally in the Urheber style is Magical Mystery Tour. The word "stereo" on this EP is not found on a white rectangle.

*GEMA=German music authors' society



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