The Magic Christian
film & soundtrack album
compiled by Tom Brennan
last revised: September 25, 2014
the soundtrack album
original U.S. soundtrack LP - Commonwealth United CU 6004, released February 11, 1970
promo LP labels: [U.S.A. side 1 | U.S.A. side 2]
original U.K. soundtrack LP - Pye NSPL 28133, released April 10, 1970
original soundtrack LP from Spain - Commonwealth United
Commonwealth United Records
Billboard ad for soundtrack LP
Raquel Welch ad for soundtrack LP
Magic Christian trivia:
The soundtrack LP contains the single mix of "Rock Of All Ages" which is about 7 seconds longer & balanced differently than the version released on the "Magic Christian Music" album credited to Badfinger.
"Carry On Till Tomorrow" is listed as "Carry On To Tomorrow" [see side 1 label scan link above] on the soundtrack LP which is the actual lyric that is sung in the song.
The incidental score of the film was originally supposed to be composed by John Sebastian of The Lovin' Spoonful - it ended up being composed by Ken Thorne who composed the score for The Beatles' "Help!" film.
Songs for the soundtrack LP were originally supposed to be written by Denny Laine (soon to be guitarist for Paul McCartney in 1971) and Trevor Burton of The Move - The Iveys/Badfinger and Thunderclap Newman ended up doing most of the songs. [see article from the NME, dated September 27, 1969 below for more details - click on picture for larger version]
by The Magic Christians
The Best From Badfinger EP
Side 1: Come And Get It/Carry On Till Tomorrow
Side 2: Rock Of Ages/Something In The Air [by Thunderclap Newman]
The Magic Christian EP
Side 1: Come And Get It/Carry On To Tomorrow
Side 2: Rock Of Ages/Something In The Air [track music]