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Magical Mystery Tour, 2012 Music Survey, Corb Lund

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Monday, December 10, 2012

The Beatles' film Magical Mystery Tour may have been a flop, but the songs still endure. The Beatles' film Magical Mystery Tour may have been a flop, but the songs still endure.

Today on Soundcheck, we kick off our end of year music coverage with our 2012 Music Survey, an eight-question survey inviting our team and our listeners to pick their favorite music -- from favorite album and song, to favorite new artist, biggest surprise and disappointment and more!

Then, before The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour was an album, it was a film. A film that flopped. Now, 45 years later after it aired on the BBC, the film is being reissued. Jonathan Clyde of Apple Corps tells us the story.

And Canadian country singer Corb Lund performs in the studio.


Jonathan Clyde and Corb Lund

The Beatles' Mysterious Misstep

Producer Jonathan Clyde worked on a reissue of The Beatles 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour. He says its time to reassess this idiosyncratic work. 

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Corb Lund: Country-Western Songs, By Way Of Canada

Award-winning Canadian country-western singer and songwriter Corb Lund talks yodeling, disaster preparedness and the autobiographical nature of his most recent album, Cabin Fever -- plus, he plays live.

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The vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, founded and directed by Brad Wells (left).

John Schaefer's 2012 Music Survey

Soundcheck host John Schaefer takes stock of the year in music, including favorite album, song and new artist of 2012. 

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Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' is among this year's most acclaimed records.

Soundcheck's 2012 Music Survey

It's that time of year for list making. Take our survey and tell us about your favorite music of the year.

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Video Premiere: Dom La Nena, 'No Meu Pais'

The Brazilian cellist and vocalist Dom La Nena makes her debut amidst a collage of home movies and Super 8 footage. Watch a premiere of her video for "No Meu Pais."

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Gig Alert: Awakening Orchestra

The 20-piece avant-jazz ensemble Awakening Orchestra will bring their epic-length compositions to the big room at St. Peter's Church in downtown Manhattan Monday night. Download the track "The Words, They Fail To Come."

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