Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour Japan Apple LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1973 Japanese pressing of Magical Mystery Tour by the Beatles, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of Magical Mystery Tour by the Beatles, including the original obi.

This version is complete and includes the rare song title card that is usually missing.

About this copy: This copy of Magical Mystery Tour is a 1972 Japanese Apple label issue of an album that was originally released in 1967 on the Odeon label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with no wear, but with slight foxing on the inside.  The booklet is firmly attached.

The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is VG++ with slight discoloration from age.  The song title card is missing.

The original black inner sleeve is M-.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific Beatles LP.

Background:  Released in 1967, Magical Mystery Tour was a collection of songs from the film of the same name combined with some singles that had been released shortly before the album.

In the UK, the material from the film was released as a double EP set, but in Japan, the album was released in the U.S. format.  The album reached #1 in the U.S. gave Magical Mystery Tour a 5 star review:

The U.S. version of the soundtrack for the Beatles’ ill-fated British television special embellished the six songs that were found on the British Magical Mystery Tour double EP with five other cuts from their 1967 singles. The psychedelic sound is very much in the vein of Sgt. Pepper’s, and even spacier in parts (especially the sound collages of “I Am the Walrus”). Unlike Sgt. Pepper’s, there’s no vague overall conceptual/thematic unity to the material, which has made Magical Mystery Tour suffer slightly in comparison. Still, the music is mostly great.



Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in