Soundtrack The Magic Christian (various artists)

Band members               Related acts

- Badfinger

- Thunderclap Newman



- Badfinger

- Thunderclap Newman





Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Original Soundtrack The Magic Christian

Company: Commonwealth United

Catalog: CU 6004

Year: 1970

Country/State: UK

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: still in shrink wrap

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4652

Price: $20.00

Cost: $66.00


Outside of Beatles fanatics (Ringo played the role of a penniless hobo in the parent film) and hard core Badfinger fans this isn't going to be off interest to most people, though the three good Badfinger tracks - the Paul McCartney penned hit 'Come and Get It', the original 'Carry On To Tomorrow' and 'Rock of Ages' are all good.  The rest of the set is little more than incidental music (largely composed by Ken Thorpe who'd worked with The Beatles on 'Help') and dialogue from the film.  Unless you've actually see the movie, it probably won't make much sense to you.


Based on a Terry Southern novel with a screenplay co-written by Southern, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, and Peter Sellers (who starred in it), the parent movie's actually kind of an interesting.  I've only seen it once, but it's a comedy with some non-too-subtle social commentary embedded in it.  Plenty of star power, including cameos from Richard Attenborough, Yul Brenner (playing a transvestite), Roman Polanski and Raquel Welch (waving a whip).

"Original Soundtrack the Magic Christian" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Introduction - 0:25

2.) Come and Get It   (Paul McCartney) - 2;19

3.) Hamlet Scene   (Ken Thorpe) - 2:08

4.) Hunting Scene   (Ken Thorpe) - 0:28

5.) Carry On To Tomorrow   (Tom Evans - Pete Ham) - 4:44

6.) Lilli Marlene   (Connor - Schultze) - 2:13


(side 2)
1.) Flip Your Wig   (Ken Thorpe) -2:15

2.) Magic Christian Waltz   (Ken Thorpe) - 0:58

3.) Come and Get It   (Paul McCartney) - 0:46

4.) Rock of Ages   (Tom Evans - Pete Ham - Mike Gibbons) - 3:23

5.) Newsreel March Music   (Ken Thorpe) - 1:54

6.) Mad About the Boy  (Noel Coward) - 2:48

7.) Something the Air   (John Keen) - 3:54






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