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How the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was almost, but not quite, saved

How the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was almost, but not quite, saved

Pity the poor Brits, who didn’t initially receive the full 11-song U.S. version of the Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour,’ released on Nov. 27, 1967.

The Beatles, “Another Girl” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Another Girl” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

Another step in the Beatles’ development, “Another Girl” turned conventional love songs and traditional pop structures on their heads.

Paul McCartney, “Hey Hey” from Pipes of Peace (1983): One Track Mind

Paul McCartney, “Hey Hey” from Pipes of Peace (1983): One Track Mind

Stanley Clarke made a key assist on Paul McCartney’s ‘Pipes of Peace,’ released Oct. 31, 1983. He tells us why those sessions were among his favorites.

The Beatles, “You Won’t See Me” from Rubber Soul (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “You Won’t See Me” from Rubber Soul (1965): Deep Beatles

Paul McCartney’s “You Won’t See Me” points to a larger theme on the Beatles’ 1965 album ‘Rubber Soul’: the anguish and complexity of love.

Paul McCartney’s Give My Regards to Broadstreet had one moment that wasn’t awful

Paul McCartney’s Give My Regards to Broadstreet had one moment that wasn’t awful

Tucked away inside the largely avoidable ‘Give My Regards to Broadstreet,’ issued on Oct. 22, 1984, was Paul McCartney’s first real rock song in years.

Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace (1983; 2015 reissue)

Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace (1983; 2015 reissue)

Reissuing ‘Tug of War’ and ‘Pipes of Peace’ simultaneously poses an intriguing question: Is Paul McCartney inviting us to compare and contrast?

Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982; 2015 reissue)

Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982; 2015 reissue)

‘Tug of War,’ an album that chronicled Paul McCartney’s journey from fond reminiscing to grief to artistic rebirth, has aged well.

Paul McCartney’s look back on Run Devil Run served as a launching pad

Paul McCartney’s look back on Run Devil Run served as a launching pad

Released on Oct. 4, 1999, ‘Run Devil Run’ found a heartbroken Paul McCartney in the beginning stages of a still-on going creative resurgence.

The Beatles’ Abbey Road wasn’t just a showcase for Paul McCartney

The Beatles’ Abbey Road wasn’t just a showcase for Paul McCartney

Released on Sept. 26, 1969, the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ held many collaborative surprises. But I just couldn’t get over its Side One ending.

The Beatles, “Thank You Girl” (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Thank You Girl” (1963): Deep Beatles

Passed over as an A-side, “Thank You Girl” illustrated the foundational role the blues, R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll played in the Beatles’ early sound.