Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Cats - Magical Mystery Morning (1970)

Working your way through Dutch band, The Cats' back catalogue isn't much fun. My friend bought pretty much their whole 60's and 70's output only to find a few half decent tracks. With most of their music, not necessarily bad just not that interesting, it's a surprise that they could create such a killer song like "Magical Mystery Morning", which despite it's 1970 release date, sounds to me like British psychedelia at it's 1967 peak, think Billy Nicholls/Moody Blues. The B-side "I Walk Through The Fields" is ok too (...for the Cats!) kind of like Odessa era Bee Gees.

"Magical Mystery Morning" was a 7" single only release and can be found pretty cheaply. Mine cost one euro from Revolver Records, Barcelona.

Lyrics
Magical Mystery Morning
(M├╝hren)

Mystery morning ride
Two lonely riders on the beach
Two black horses, one for each
Something threatening fills the air
Some rags of music came from nowhere, nowhere

Mystery morning song
Two million voices seem to weep
Down from the ocean, two miles deep
And when the sound blows in my ears
I see a little girl of two years, two years

Magical, magical mystery morning today
Am I alive or dead or sleeping in some way
Tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu
Mystery morning girl
Walking the sea down from the sun
Spreading her arms and start to run
Someone reaching out in vain
The girl is melting in the dawn rain, dawn rain
Magical, magical mystery morning today
Am I alive or dead or sleeping in some way
Tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu



1 comment:

  1. You have to hear "Blue Horizon"! Another killer track by the Cats https://youtu.be/rivdrD4KrJE

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