for *goodco* wrote: Across The Universe – (I know John had some of the lyrics, just not sure of whether they were during the Pepper sessions).
Annie- (wasn't this from the 'Get Back' sessions?)
Carnival Of Light
Cry Baby Cry-(I know this was late ’67…not sure whether it was during the MMT sessions).
Isn't It A Pity- (I think this was before Pepper).
Only A Northern Song
See Yourself- (I didn’t know this until your post. Thank you).
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
>Any that I missed? I'm sure there are some solo songs written during this period that I missed, even Beatles songs that were written in 1967 and weren't recorded until 1968, like Cry Baby Cry and Across The Universe
The obvious ones are ‘All Together Now’ and ‘It’s All Too Much’. There were a couple of incidentals for the MMT film (‘Shirley's Wild Accordian’ and ‘Jamie’s Dream’) . And the ’66 Fan Club release, ‘Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas’ started and was released after work began on 'Strawberry Fields'.
'Step Inside Love' (for Cilla Black) did appear on 'Anthology'.
I looked through my Mark Lewisohn bible before posting this.
The following website should prove helpful for any solo and band background http://www.jpgr.co.uk/i_sound.html#topfloor
And always remember that The Beatles released ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ as an EP, not an album. If you were already aware of this, my apologies.
I seriously have no idea how I missed It's All To Much and All Together Now!
Now, onto the other songs,
I remember reading somewhere (I think YouTube comments) that the Across the Universe piano demos John had made were recorded a week before the Pepper sessions.
Annie was originally made for Ringo to sing back in '67, but then With A Little Help came along, and they only revisited it in 1969 for about 30 seconds.
Cry Baby Cry is from late '67, probably October.
Isn't It A Pity - I do remember reading (Wikipedia) that it was for Revolver, and John turned it down, but George kept on recording it throughout 1966 to 1970.
All the instrumentals from the MMT film are actually just part of the original takes for "Flying." Here they are:
Number one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDxlU64jsTk
Number two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QwmuasfsP4&feature=related
Can't believe I also missed Step Inside Love and Everywhere It's Christmas!
And about the EP & LP of MMT, there was a Magical Mystery Tour album released in Canada and the US back in 1967. However, this was not released in the UK until 1976 for some reason. The LP edition had all the singles from that era on the flip side (SFF, Penny Lane, Hello, Goodbye, BYARM, All You Need Is Love).
However, I'm sure what you were really saying was that The Beatles only authorized the UK EP. If not, well here's some info!
Thanks a lot for the information!
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