Penny Lane (track) by The Beatles
Penny Lane appears on the following album(s) by The Beatles:
- Magical Mystery Tour (track #9) (this album) (1967)
- 1967-1970 (track #2) (compilation) (1973)
- 1 (track #17) (compilation) (2000)
- The Beatles Box Set (track #127) (compilation) (1988)
- Anthology 2 (track #29) (compilation) (1996)
- The Essential Beatles (track #9) (compilation) (1972)
- Rarities (track #9) (compilation) (1980)
- CD Singles Collection (Box Set) (track #28) (compilation) (1992)
- The Beatles In Mono (track #119) (compilation) (2009)
- Mono Collection (track #119) (compilation) (1982)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 91.3/100, a mean average of 90.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 91.5/100. The standard deviation for this track is 11.3.
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Although not exactly psychedelic to go with much of the album - this is a truly wonderful tune
One of my Nine years old's favorite Beatles songs!
The trumpet solo in the middle is the best. Also the horn arrangement. Also the vocal, and the lyrics and...
Very good song
The best song on this album. Great melody and even some harmonies for a change. No need for drugs to enjoy this one!
Paul McCartney's brilliant ying to the yang of John Lennon's Strawberry fields forever. McCartney's wide eyed optimism dominates this wonderful track and with his and Lennon's different personalities truly shining through at this point, Penny lane, with Lennon's darker Strawberry fields forever, on the flip side of a double-A sided single, is the most perfect example of this on all of the Beatles releases. Stunning melody, brilliantly surreal lyrics and a fantastic production help to make this one of Paul McCartney's greatest ever songs.
happy happy happy
This is my happy song
Beautiful writing, pretty good song
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