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De pers over The Analogues:

'Muzikaal spektakelstuk!' - Het Parool 'Beangstigend goed!' - De Volkskrant 'A Musical Wonder from Holland' - Eastern Daily Press UK

Welcome to the Magical Mystery Tour!

Read all about the Sgt. Pepper tour

De pers over The Analogues:

'Muzikaal spektakelstuk!' - Het Parool 'Beangstigend goed!' - De Volkskrant 'A Musical Wonder from Holland' - Eastern Daily Press UK

About the album

Magical Mystery Tour

What The Analagoues have chosen to accomplish doesn’t seem that complicated: they perform songs from the latter part of The Beatles’ career. They do this album by album, each of which they play from beginning to end. However it’s not quite as simple as it sounds, especially in the case of Magical Mystery Tour, which wasn’t really an album to start with.

It was originally released in Europe as a double EP with six songs that served as the soundtrack to the film of the same name. However, the American market wasn’t big on EPs, and six songs weren’t enough to fill a LP. Therefore the singles that the band had previously released in 1967 were added to the original soundtrack, making a grand total of eleven tracks – and it’s this ‘complete’ version of the album that The Analogues bring to life.

It's rather ironic that Magical Mystery Tour, a cut and paste job, was the successor to the first ever concept album (Sgt. Peppers). But this turn of events didn’t bother the press or the public: Magical Mystery Tour was a huge critical and commercial success.

Replicating the exact same sounds that the fab four made in the studio does require a lot of attention to detail, but this brings its own rewards for audience and band alike: just check out the tubular bell that’s brought on stage especially for one part of ‘Penny Lane’. Other highlights include the stunning string and horn arrangements that come to the fore in ‘I Am The Walrus’ and ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, guitarist Jac Bico’s turn on the flute for ‘Fool On the Hill’, as well as lesser known gems like ‘Flying’ and ‘Blue Jay Way’ that truly take off in The Analogues’ expert hands.

The instruments

amplifiers

Fender Bassman Blackface

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Leslie 145 rotary speaker

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Vox AC30

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drums

Ludwig Black Oyster Pearl

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guitars

Epiphone Casino

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Epiphone Texan

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Fender Stratocaster Sonic Blue

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Höfner Violin Bass

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Rickenbacker 4001S

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Sipson Organola Lapsteel

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keyboards

Clavioline Auditorium

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Hammond RT-3

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Harpsichord

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Lowrey Heritage Deluxe

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Mellotron

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