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The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour (German Stereo LP - HörZu) (2005 Upgrade)

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Scan submitted/created by [dledin]
HQ Scans:
Publisher: Dr. Ebbetts
Reference :SHZE 327
Date :2005
Made In :USA
Quality :Excellent
Booklet & packaging :
Total duration:

Upgrade of the audio and artwork.

This release is meant to replace the original release from 2001.

Core collection    Track identified    Version validated    Lyrics available    Version details available    Audio excerpt available    Participants list available   
Magical Mystery Tour(Lennon/McCartney)
True Stereo
(date unknown)
The Beatles
The Fool On The Hill(Lennon/McCartney)
True Stereo
(date unknown)
The Beatles
True Stereo
(date unknown)
The Beatles
Blue Jay Way(Harrison)
True Stereo
(date unknown)
The Beatles
Your Mother Should Know(Lennon/McCartney)
True Stereo
(date unknown)
The Beatles
I Am The Walrus(Lennon/McCartney)
True Stereo
(date unknown)
The Beatles
Hello Goodbye(Lennon/McCartney)
True Stereo
(date unknown)
The Beatles
Strawberry Fields Forever(Lennon/McCartney)
True Stereo
(date unknown)
The Beatles
Penny Lane(Lennon/McCartney)
True Stereo
(date unknown)
The Beatles
Baby You're A Rich Man(Lennon/McCartney)
True Stereo
(date unknown)
The Beatles
All You Need Is Love(Lennon/McCartney)
True Stereo
(date unknown)
The Beatles
Core collection    Track identified    Version validated    Lyrics available    Version details available    Audio excerpt available    Participants list available   

Song Song Studio chat Studio chat
TV/Radio chat/jingle TV/Radio chat/jingle Interview Interview
Cover by another artist Cover by another artist Film Music/Orchestral Film music/orchestral
Concert intro/announcement Concert intro/announcement Advertising Advertising
Song by another artist Song by another artist Medley title Medley title
Book chapter Book chapter
Other type of track Other


Review by: jsdOn 24 Feb 2006 at 12:21 CET
The doctor does it again!!
hearing this disk either on headphones or through speakers is a delight. this is an exact replica of the original LP in that there is hardly any silence between the songs hello goodbye and all you need is love unlike some other inferior versions. A truly inspired "needle drop" and the artwork is beautiful too. He must have an amazing printer!!
Hey apple,EMI,capitol are you watching and learning anything?

This is how to do it.
Review by: poorottertedOn 04 Mar 2006 at 14:32 CET
I have read about this release and wanted to acquire it forever - on vinyl. This is a "must have" for your collection! It's amazing how much a proper sound transfer can make you appreciate a recording even more than you did before - the Doc's work is incredible!!!
Review by: grandegiOn 05 Apr 2006 at 22:38 CET
Really amazing, another Ebbetts flawless transfer.
Review by: old flat topOn 05 Nov 2006 at 09:49 CET
Beautiful all around.
Review by: wired077On 29 May 2007 at 06:26 CET
Excellent transfer, best copy i ever heard. Give it the cello test on I am the walrus track 6. you can follow the cello throughout the whole track. And the flute on Fool on the Hill track 2 is amazing. Try and listen to that on any other version, does not compare !!
Review by: montequiOn 30 Jan 2008 at 20:37 CET
VERY nice. "All You Need Is Love" sounds better on the Yellow Submarine Blue Box, but that's to be expected. They're the same version, but the stereo imaging is wider on this LP. Otherwise, this is definitely the BEST sounding version of MMT in existence, and the Doctor did an impeccable job, as usual!
Review by: tragical history tourOn 20 Apr 2008 at 18:27 CET
I'd have to go with the flow here. This album is GREAT!! This beats any other versions of MMT. Why? Because this has everything in TRUE STEREO! No one can succeed like Dr. Ebbetts.
Review by: gordonfpOn 26 Oct 2010 at 16:22 CET
I have wanted this version of MMT for a long time for several reasons: first, obviously, this is the first release which had stereo versions of Penny Lane, Baby You're a Rich Man and All You Need Is Love. But also, there are other differences in the mixes. SFF is totally different from the stereo mix on the U.S. MMT, and there are less obvious mix differences on Blue Jay Way, Your Mother Should Know and I Am The Walrus.

As far as Ebbetts' transfer goes, some sounds good, some not so good. I was particularly disappointed in the sound of Penny Lane. True, I now have quite a few stereo mixes to compare it to (Rarities, the 1988 CD, 67-70 CD, "1", and, of course the 2009 remaster), but the Ebbetts remasters usually hold up well against the "official" releases. Not the case here. Some of the cuts don't sound bad, but overall, I don't think this sounds any better than the 1988 MMT CD, and on some songs, particularly Penny Lane, sounds far worse.

Of course, since I never owned the German MMT on vinyl, I don't know if these weaknesses were present on the original pressing. I've always read that the German MMT sounded much better than the U.S. version. So I don't know if the problem was with the source material or with the transfer. I just know that it is sonically less than I expected.

Finally, I've come to the conclusion that, since MMT was a thin sounding LP (and CD), the 2009 EMI remaster is the definitive version, as the engineers at Abbey Road responsible for the remastering certainly added fullness and reduced the shrillness, abeit at the expense of some definition.

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Filename: shze327-2005
Originally filled by: aral2
Date of creation: 27 Jan 2006 14:56:04
Last filled by: aral2
Last Revision Date : 27 Jan 2006 15:01:56
Online on : 27 Jan 2006
Type of media: Pirate CD

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