The Beatles Bus Collection from Corgi

Corgi have released seven bus models celebrating The Beatles albums including Magical Mystery Tour, Let it Be, Revolver, Yellow Submarine, Help and Sgt Peppers. The Magical Mystery Tour is a re-release of the Bedford VAL used in the film and the rest are based on the famous London Routemaster bus.
corgi The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour BusThe new range is a great colourful celebration of the album covers and is sure to be of great interest to The Beatles collectors.

The buses are listed below:

The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Bus

The Beatles released the “Magical Mystery Tour” album in 1967 to accompany the film of the same name which was first shown in the UK on Boxing Day. The record proved a huge success, it had multiple weeks at number one in the charts in multiple countries and was nominated for “Album of the Year” at the 1968 Grammy Awards.

The re-release of this replica of the Bedford VAL used in the film is meticulously detailed and will appeal to both die-cast and Beatles collectors alike.

The Beatles – London Bus – ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’

Released on the 26th May 1967, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Clubs Band’ featured on the album of the same name, and introduced the fictional band whos’ songs feature on the album. The Album, considered as a concept album, featured tracks such as ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ and ‘Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds’, with the albums tracks flowing seamlessly together in the fictional world of the band.

The Beatles – London Bus – ‘Revolver’

Released in August 1966, ‘Revolver’ was the band’s final album before they announced their retirement from live performances. This decision to step away from live concerts therefore produced arguably the most innovative Beatles album. Recorded and produced whilst utilising ground-breaking technology and technique, ‘Revolver’ introduced the world to the minds, interests and social views behind most popular band of the era.

The Beatles – London Bus – ‘Let It Be’

Released on the 8th May 1970, ‘Let It Be’ was the final album offering from The Beatles. The album, originally produced under the title ‘Get Back’, features beautifully written tracks such as ‘Don’t let me Down’ and ‘The Long and Winding Road’. Sharing its name with the album, the song ‘Let it Be’ acts as a homage to McCartney’s late mother, and is heralded as a song of positivity and perseverance.

The Beatles – London Bus – ‘Yellow Submarine’

A classic of British film animation, The Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’ remains a beloved musical adventure that for many epitomises the psychedelic visual style of the 1960s.

This die-cast metal bus replicates some of the distinctive artwork and characters from the film in vibrant form.

The Beatles – London Bus – ‘Help!’

The second film starring The Beatles, ‘Help’ was released a mere year after ‘A Hard Days Night.’ Leaning far more into fantasy than the preceding film, ‘Help!’ is an absurdist comedy adventure that features the band at the height of their popularity.

This die-cast metal bus features art from the original film poster in a striking body wrap.

 

The Beatles – London Bus – ‘A Hard Days Night’

Released in 1964, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ is the cinematic debut of The Beatles. A hyperactive telling of a fictional day in the life of The Beatles hectic lifestyle, the film went on to be hugely influential in the pop cultural landscape.

This die-cast metal bus is wrapped in the colourful art from the iconic film poster that launched the film into the public consciousness.

For more details visit Corgi.co.uk

 

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