John Lennon – Imagine (New Vinyl)
NEW DOUBLE LP
New sealed copy. The Ultimate Mixes. 2021 50th Anniversary remixed & remastered reissue on 180 gram black vinyl. Includes the original album on one LP, and an additional LP with outtakes.
magine is the second studio album by English musician John Lennon, released on 9 September 1971 by Apple Records. Co-produced by Lennon, his wife Yoko Ono and Phil Spector, the album's lush sound contrasts the basic, small-group arrangements of his first album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970), while the opening title track is widely considered to be his signature song.
Lennon recorded the album from early to mid-1971 at Ascot Sound Studios, Abbey Road Studios and the Record Plant in New York City, with supporting musicians that included his ex-Beatles bandmate George Harrison, keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, bassist Klaus Voormann and drummers Alan White and Jim Keltner. Its lyrics reflect peace, love, politics, Lennon's experience with primal scream therapy, and, following a period of high personal tensions, an attack on his former writing partner Paul McCartney in "How Do You Sleep?" Extensive footage from the sessions was recorded for a scrapped documentary; parts were released on the documentary film Imagine: John Lennon (1988). The documentary John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky, based on that footage, was released in 2018.
Imagine was a critical and commercial success, peaking at number one on both the UK Albums Chart and US Billboard 200. Along with John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, it is considered one of Lennon's finest solo albums. In 2012, the album was voted 80th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
A2 Crippled Inside
A3 Jealous Guy
A4 It’s So Hard
A5 I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die
B1 Gimme Some Truth
B2 Oh My Love
B3 How Do You Sleep?
B5 Oh Yoko!
C1 Imagine (Demo)
C2 Imagine (Take 1)
C3 Crippled Inside (Take 3)
C4 Crippled Inside (Take 6 Alt Guitar Solo)
C5 Jealous Guy (Take 9)
C6 It’s So Hard (Take 6)
C7 I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (Take 25)
D1 Gimme Some Truth (Take 4)
D2 Oh My Love (Take 6)
D3 How Do You Sleep? (Take 1 & 2)
D4 How? (Take 31)
D5 Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969)