The soundtrack to Magical Mystery Tour, originally released as a double EP set in England, is an enjoyable suite of songs. The title track and “I Am the Walrus” are classics — in between are some lesser but delightful Beatles tunes.
When the soundtrack was issued as one side of an LP in America, the second side was made up of a collection of Beatles singles, and this is one of the best of all Beatles album sides. “Hello Goodbye” followed by “Strawberry Fields” followed by “Penny Lane” followed by “Baby, You’re A Rich Man” followed by “All you Need Is Love”.
If The Beatles had never released anything but that one side, they’d be recognized as one of the greatest pop bands of all time.
It all sounds terrific in mono on vinyl but I think “I Am the Walrus” probably works better in stereo.