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Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour Japan red vinyl Apple LP with obi

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A 1970 red vinyl Japanese pressing of Magical Mystery Tour by the Beatles, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese red vinyl copy of Magical Mystery Tour by the Beatles, including the original obi and rare track listing insert.

About this copy: This copy of Magical Mystery Tour is a 1970 Japanese Apple label second issue of an album that was originally released in 1967 on the Odeon label.

The cover is VG++, with trace wear at the corners and a bit of foxing on the inside.  The obi is VG++, with a few wrinkles on the back.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

The rare 5″x7″ one-sided track listing insert is included, and is VG+, with a few minor wrinkles and some discoloration from aging.

This copy has a gatefold cover and photo booklet that’s identical to the U.S. issue.

The original black inner sleeve is included and has no splits.

The red vinyl disc is VG++, with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs and an inaudible mark through “All You Need is Love.”  A very clean disc that’s close to M-.

A nice copy of a terrific LP and the only complete copy we’ve ever had for sale.

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.

Allmusic.com 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.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
AP – 9728
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in