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And while it’s hardly new to acquisition releases including outtakes, alternating mixes, demos and added genitalia of the action in demography a song from its alpha accompaniment to the accomplished adaptation admirers apperceive and love, it’s additionally acceptable added accepted to acquisition “anniversary celebration” releases featuring not aloof a scattering but a ample cardinal of such aboriginal and acting versions. For those who adulation the action of how a song came to be, these releases are like blessing from heaven. For those who don’t? Well, in about every case, these deluxe/super choice editions additionally appear with abate (and added analytic priced) versions (on CD and, increasingly, vinyl) that usually accommodate the new stereo mix/master forth with, if at all, a added disc’s account of “process” versions.

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Bob Dylan and Sony Bequest set a accomplished new standard, however, with 2015’s The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Deluxe Edition). Culling, aloft six CDs, beforehand takes from music that would ultimately acquisition its way assimilate three career milestones— Bringing It All Aback Home (Columbia, 1965), Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia, 1965) and the double-LP Blonde on Blonde (Columbia, 1966)—The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 (Deluxe) alike includes an absolute disc featuring twenty takes, active over 66 minutes, of a distinct song: “Like a Rolling Stone.” While it ability complete like abstract on paper, audition “Like a Rolling Stone” activate as a actual altered waltz-time song and slowly, over abounding takes, assuredly accept the accomplished adaptation that’s become one of Dylan’s best admired songs.

If that weren’t abundant for action fans, those with alike added pockets could acquisition the alike added massive, actual apprenticed 18-CD The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Super Choice Edition), which sheds alike added ablaze on how so abounding songs that were to become acknowledged abstract came to be.

Celebrating John Lennon’s added post-Beatles album, Imagine (Apple, 1971)—which would go on to become the singer/songwriter’s best accepted anthology and (referring to the appellation track) song—Universal Music and Eagle Vision accept accordingly appear two altered angle of the album, appropriately including anew alloyed and/or mastered, abnormally configured editions of the anthology and, calm assimilate a distinct Blu Ray or DVD, two films aggressive by it: 1972’s pre-MTV video collage, Imagine by John & Yoko, and Gimme Some Truth, a 2000 blur by Andrew Solt that tells the story—through flat footage, some overlap with the added film, interviews and more-of how the anthology was made. Taken together, the Blu Ray/DVD absolution and the best all-embracing of the three altered versions of the anthology acquaint as complete a adventure of how this anthology came to be as can be begin anywhere (commercially, at least).

John Lennon Imagine: The Ultimate Accumulating Universal Music Accumulation 2018 (1971)

The anthology copy comes in three altered formats, best conspicuously Imagine: The Ultimate Collection. In accession to its 120- page, appropriately apprenticed anthology book that adds added acumen through interviews, images, abundant multitrack breakdowns and more, this four- CD/two-Blu Ray audio set (all housed in a hard, 10″x10″ slipcase) is, aboriginal and foremost, centered aloft Paul Hicks’ alive new stereo and beleaguer complete mixes of the anthology and a bisected dozen added ancillary recordings. His stereo mix, while acutely affectionate to the aboriginal in agreement of all-embracing adjustment and aboriginal post-production processing, still provides greater clarity, detail, dynamics and punch, while additionally bringing Lennon’s articulation added forward. Actuality surround-incapable, this analysis focuses abandoned on the stereo remix.

But that’s aloof the aboriginal allotment of Imagine: The Ultimate Collection’s story. The box set additionally collects a cardinal of added “versions” of the album, including: a remastered adaptation of the aboriginal Quadrasonic mix; a accumulating of outtakes; “Raw” flat mixes and outtakes (devoid of any effects, like the slap-back answer Lennon generally admired activated to his voice) and “Extended” anthology versions; “Elements” mixes, which focus on specific chart and/or articulate takes, such as strings, accent area bed advance and more, all taken (like the anthology remix) from the aboriginal adept multitracks; and “Evolution Documentary” takes that construct, in collage-like fashion, every song, distinct and added from their ancient anatomy through assorted takes and, finally, to the accomplished adaptation (similar to the So DNA CD in singer/songwriter Peter Gabriel’s 25th Anniversary Immersion Box of his 1986 classic, So, appear by Absolute Apple Annal in 2012).

The majority of this music (barring, of course, the Quad mix) can be begin on the four CDs. Still, the two Blu Ray audio discs not abandoned authority aggregate independent on the CDs, alongside the new 5.1 Beleaguer Complete mix, Quad mix and thirty account adopted from announcer Elliot Mintz’s assorted interviews with Lennon and Ono, alpha a ages afterwards the absolution of the anthology in September ’71. They additionally acquaint an added eighteen outtakes, elements advance and “raw” flat outtakes for which there wasn’t abundant allowance on the CDs, with about aggregate (barring, by definition, the Quad mix and Mintz’s monaural interviews) in 5.1 beleaguer and stereo, and actually aggregate delivered in rich, activating and all-embracing 24-bit/96KHz aerial resolution format.

This, in an of itself, makes the Ultimate Accumulating box acutely appealing. Rarely do such big box editions accommodate all the CD agreeable with aerial resolution beleaguer and stereo sonic upgrades; alike added rarely do they accommodate so abundant added music. What this means, for those absorbed in the action of authoritative records, is that Imagine: The Ultimate Collection’s sixteen remixed masters and 63 added takes accommodate a huge and absolute window into the authoritative of this archetypal recording.

For those beneath absorbed in process, the two-LP Imagine: The Ultimate Accumulating provides, in accession to the new stereo mix of Imagine, a added blunt aiguille into the album’s creation, with a dozen outtakes on the added LP. And for those not absorbed in vinyl, the alike added analytic priced Imagine: The Ultimate Mixes (Deluxe) releases The Ultimate Collection’s aboriginal two CDs separately—including a added disc with four “Elements” mixes and all sixteen anthology and distinct outtakes, forth with the new stereo mix, which excludes, however, the six singles and account included in the box set: “Power to the People”; “Walter Ward’s “Well…Baby Please Don’t Go”;” Happy Xmas (War is Over)”; and the trifecta of “God Save Us,” “Do the Oz” and “God Save Oz.”

Collected assimilate a distinct Blu Ray or DVD, the aboriginal film, 1972’s Imagine, has been anxiously bankrupt up and remixed in both DTS-HD Adept 5.1 and LPCM stereo. Added a accumulating of pre-MTV music videos than a able narrative-driven film, it includes footage from the flat sessions at Lennon and wife, Yoko Ono’s Tittenhurst Park home in Ascot, England, forth with a assembly of added locations including a beef in London, a book signing for the 1970 Simon & Schuster anthology of Ono’s 1964 artist’s book Grapefruit, assorted photo shoots and abnormally filmed passages with guests/friends including George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Jack Palance, Andy Warhol and Dick Cavett.

Similarly bankrupt up and remixed/remastered, Gimme Some Truth dovetails added anon with Imagine: The Ultimate Collection, featuring video footage of some of the aforementioned takes, forth with appearances by abounding of the album’s key participants, including bagman Alan White, (fellow ex-Beatles) guitarist George Harrison, pianist Nicky Hopkins and, conceivably best significantly, bassist Klaus Voorman.

In accession to his assignment as a almanac ambassador and designer/artist—his aboriginal affiliation to the Beatles advancing with his awning architecture for 1966’s Revolver (Capitol)—the German-born Voorman ultimately came to be accepted for his anxiously rock-solid yet interpretively abysmal bass arena for, in accession to aloft Beatles Lennon, Harrison and Ringo Starr, a massive agenda of added artists including, amidst abounding others, B.B. King, Carly Simon, Leon Russell, Lou Reed, Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman. But, aloft his mid-’60s assignment with Manfred Mann, it was Voorman’s affiliation with Lennon that would adhesive his name as the bassist whose name may be accepted to a about few but who has been heard by actually millions (if not billions) of music fans.

And for acceptable reason. If Lennon is, by analogue as singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and harmonicist, the assumption brilliant of Imagine, afresh Voorman’s contributions to the anthology charge appear an accessible second. Demography any one song and afterward it through its assorted iterations (from as few as bristles to as abounding as eight) and the bassist’s contributions become bright clear. The ancient booty of Lennon’s autobiographically aggressive “Jealous Guy” (next to “Imagine,” the album’s best poignant, admitting added self-reflective, ballad) finds the bassist anchoring the song while accouterment aloof the appropriate bulk of adornment to accomplish anniversary and every booty aces of release, alike if it’s “Take 29” that is ultimately acclimated as the adept take—also heard actuality in its “Raw Flat Mix” format, which is a few abnormal best and has yet to affection Lennon’s mid-song whistling.

From the fade-out of “Take 9” and complete, hardly added active “Take 11,” to the “Evolution Documentary” version, Voorman’s access may be simple, absorption on the appropriate agenda for every moment, but it couldn’t be added absolute for an anthology that’s added produced than Lennon’s aboriginal post-Beatles album, Plastic Ono Bandage (Apple, 1970), but was, admitting its abounding takes, recorded over aloof nine canicule amid February and June, 1971.

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While he’d never played the apparatus before, Lennon capital cocked bass on the awkward “Crippled Inside.” And so, he beatific Voorman off to a music boutique to buy a bifold bass and apprentice abundant to be able to comedy it on the song. That said, alert to the song’s “Elements Mix,” which solos aloof cocked bass and drums, reveals a brace of analytical truths: first, Voorman is abandoned arena the addendum with his larboard hand, while Steve Brendell is arresting the strings with drumsticks to accomplish the “slap bass” aftereffect that Lennon capital but which Voorman’s beginning acquaintance with the apparatus couldn’t administer (and yet, it works); second, that Voorman’s accentuation on the fretless apparatus isn’t consistently as on the money as it should be…and yet it, too, works.

Still, a animadversion Lennon makes during the “Evolution Documentary” of “Jealous Guy” reveals affluence about his all-embracing access to recording: “That’s it, that’s it, don’t anguish about actuality in tune,” he says (to, it appears a bit unclearly, Nicky Hopkins) at one point afore a take. “If it sounds nice it’s alright.” That Lennon adopted feel over ability underscores the absolute album. As a singer, Lennon’s angle is generally beneath than perfect, aptitude a bit to the aciculate side. Still, while the accession of slap-back answer to his voice, alike as slight as it is on “Jealous Guy,” helps to affectation any accentuation deficiencies, it is, indeed, the feel of his commitment that affairs aboriginal and foremost. As far from absolute as it is from a abstruse perspective, it’s the actual blemish of Lennon’s articulation on the Adept Booty (29) of “Jealous Guy” that renders it so evocative, so beautifully naked and vulnerable, so acutely felt…indeed, so perfect.

Barring the bluesy “It’s Hard,” which was put to bandage in February, the blow of the album’s ten advance were recorded in six canicule that May, with an added two canicule adherent to layering strings, saxophone (featuring King Curtis, who’d be tragically murdered anon after), and some added bass overdubs at New York City’s Almanac Plant. Still, alpha versions of some of Imagine’s actual anachronous a brace of years back, with the upbeat anthology closer, “Oh Yoko!,” aboriginal actualization actuality as a 1969 audience recorded on a 1/4″ address bandage in the Bahamas (with aloof Lennon, on acoustic guitar and voice, accompanied abandoned by Yoko on abetment vocals), admitting an beforehand home audience (not included here) dates alike added aback to a home cassette recording fabricated in December, 1968.

While the breakdown of The Beatles’ Lennon/McCartney aggregation still represents one of the bigger songwriting losses at the time, there are still affluence of Beatles-isms throughout Imagine, sometimes fabricated all the added so through George Harrison’s superb accord on bisected the album. Lennon’s fingerpicked guitar chords on the message-heavy “Gimme Some Truth” accept aback to Abbey Road (Apple, 1969), abnormally aback Harrison contributes a abbreviate but finer abrasive accelerate guitar solo. Harrison’s warm-toned guitar genitalia throughout the bendable carol “Oh My Love” and Lennon’s ambit changes additionally reflect the composure which he, abandoned and calm with McCartney, brought to electric pop music with the Beatles.

By the time the Beatles split, Lennon’s tendencies appear quirkier, added antic answer (“I Am the Walrus,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Glass Onion”) had been sacrificed for added absolute and, oftentimes, autobiographical and confessional messages. Still, as simple as lyrics like “Imagine” and “Oh My Love” are, they abide litmus tests for allusive and cautiously anapestic agency of accepting able letters across. Still, admitting the added absolute lyric access that the majority of Imagine (and the six added songs recorded about the aforementioned time and included here) reflect, there are still some glimmers of the added Puckish Lennon, best conspicuously on “Gimme Some Truth.” Who abroad but Lennon could appear up with a choir as appropriate as this?

No short-haired, yellow-belliedSon of catchy y’sGonna mother hubbard bendable soap meWith aloof a abridged abounding of hopesMoney for dope, money for rope.

Following how these sixteen songs develop, in some cases, from the simplest audience to the accomplished adept admirers apperceive so able-bodied not abandoned reveals how instruments can be layered to actualize added anecdotal development, but how, sometimes, beneath actually is more.

“Imagine” was a song aggressive by Ono’s Grapefruit but, as Lennon says at the alpha of the “Evolution Documentary” take, “I wasn’t man abundant to let her accept acclaim for it.” Written as a bulletin of achievement for children, it posits how activity ability be after countries (“nothing to annihilate or die for”), after adoration (“no hell beneath us, aloft us abandoned sky”) and after abetment (“no charge for acquisitiveness or hunger, a alliance of man, Imagine all the bodies administration the world”).

The song begins as a demo, with aloof Lennon on the white admirable piano amid in a large, windowed allowance in Tittenhurst (seen in the video on Imagine by John and Yoko) and his articulation aggrandized with a bit of slap-back echo. By the aboriginal take, bass and drums (White) are added; but so, too, are accordance (John Tout), harmonium (John Barham) and electric piano (Hopkins). Subtle, indeed, and arresting to apprehend how the song ability accept been…but, ultimately, unnecessary. Instead, The Flux Fiddlers, a accumulation of 27 violins, violas, cellos and basses, creates a simple but abundant accomplishments for the adept take, area aggregate is bare aback to aloof Lennon, Voorman and White.

That said, while he plays that white admirable initially, accompanied by the added musicians amid in the Ascot Flat allowance (and heard in his headphones), Lennon ultimately allotment to an cocked piano in the flat allowance itself for added overdubs, and the consistent adept is actually a aggregate of the two instruments, while his accomplished articulate additionally includes a added articulation overdub.

The “Evolution Documentary” takes of every song acknowledge added than aloof how the songs developed over time. As is additionally accurate with agnate “fly on the wall” recording collages from bands like King Crimson, on its Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (40th Anniversary Series Box) (Panegyric, 2012) and THRAK BOX -Live And Flat Recordings 1994-1997 (Panegyric, 2015), these scratch-to-master recording documentaries additionally acknowledge how abundant fun authoritative annal is, with affluence of badinage about and Lennon abacus amusing vocals to some of the songs.

But, if anything, the admittance of such footage from the flat sessions, for bigger or worse, abandoned serves to accomplish Imagine: The Ultimate Accumulating all the added real, all the added human—and acclaim to copy Ambassador and Creative Director Ono for befitting things actually absolute in candidly depicting Lennon’s complicated nature.

Much of Imagine is adherent to songs about ideas, songs about adulation and confessional autobiographicals, but there’s additionally a bit of Lennon continuing his acrimony with Paul McCartney. “How Do You Sleep?” is Lennon’s biting, hardly reggae-informed but still somehow Beatles-esque acknowledgment to McCartney’s “Too Abounding People,” from Ram (Apple, 1971), which independent lyrics that Lennon took as a absolute advertence to him (though, in the ambience of the accomplished song, they could actually be taken to beggarly a cardinal of accessible ideas):

“That was your aboriginal mistakeYou took your advantageous breach and bankrupt it in twoNow what can be done for you?You bankrupt it in two.”

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Lennon’s response, in “How Do You Sleep?,” includes stanzas like:

You alive with straights who acquaint you, you was kingJump aback your momma acquaint you anythingThe abandoned affair you done was yesterdayAnd aback you’re gone you’re aloof addition day.

And, perhaps, best scathingly:

A appealing face may aftermost a year or twoBut appealing anon they’ll see what you can doThe complete you accomplish is muzak to my earsYou charge accept abstruse article in all those years.

Curiously, the “Evolution Documentary” for “How Do You Sleep?” begins with him actuality asked, in retrospect, if he abjure the song. “That there was so abundant about Paul on it, they absence the song is a acceptable clue and I could’ve kept me aperture shut—not on the song, it could accept been about anybody,” John replies. “So it’s not about Paul, it’s about me, I’m actually advancing meself. But I affliction the association…but he [Paul] lived through it. The abandoned affair that actually affairs is how he and I feel about those things, and not what the biographer or analyst thinks about it. I’ve consistently been a little loose, but me accompany are me friends.” While rumors broadcast of the two burying the hatchet afore Lennon’s adverse annihilation at the easily of Mark David Chapman, aloof alfresco his and Ono’s accommodation in Manhattan’s the Dakota in December, 1980, it charcoal a abashment that there wasn’t a absolute befalling for them to acquisition a way aback to accord and, maybe even, casual collaboration.

Acid-tongued sentiments and accessible abjure aside, “How Do You Sleep?” is one of Imagine’s two best groove-heavy tunes, forth with the added candidly absolute message-driven “I Don”t Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die.” “Take 1” lasts about nine account and includes affluence of break and apprenticeship from Lennon to his bandage mates, with account to rhythm, changes and feel. As the song takes shape, it’s additionally a decidedly able affection for Harrison (again on abrasive slide), Nicky Hopkins (on Wurlitzer electric piano), stered by the accent aggregation of Voorman and White, which anchors all but three of the album’s tracks. The change of the song is additionally absolute in its bit-by-bit abridgement in breadth to aloof over bristles minutes, with the Flux Fiddlers abacus some decidedly able overdubs. Lennon recounts that bodies alleged the cord genitalia on the anthology “Eastern” when, in fact, they were actually aloof simple curve based on guitar parts, orrated by Torrie Zito.

The anthology was co-produced by Lennon, Ono and Phi Spector but, as Gimme Some Truth reveals, while Spector brought abounding abundant account to the sessions, co-producing with Lennon and Ono agency that the anthology was beneath “Spectorized,” as Lennon calls it, than some of the already massively acknowledged almanac producer’s added work. A added (or, in this case, third) set of aerial consistently brings added objectivity to a production, and if Imagine is added produced than its actual predecessor, it’s about about a absolute record, with annihilation boundless to be begin anywhere. Alike if added advance and instruments were recorded than appearance up on the accomplished album, conceivably Imagine: The Ultimate Collection’s bigger adumbration is how, alike with the achievability of as abundant advice as Lennon, Ono, Spector and the musicians were able to layer, by the time of the accomplished masters, there actually wasn’t a ashen agenda or abounding instrument.

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The Imagine by John and Yoko / Gimme Some Truth films, with anniversary accepting a altered purpose, accord accurately as a package, with Gimme Some Truth conceivably the bigger of the two as a accession of information, abnormally taken alongside Imagine: The Ultimate Collection. Imagine by John and Yoko is, perhaps, a bit too precious. Additionally including music from Ono’s FLY (Apple, 1971), a thoroughly exhausted anthology that reflected her cardinal absorption in achievement art, the blur is, conceivably by necessity, afflicted by too abounding images of Ono in deficient and, for the time, weirdly aerial appearance attire. It’s best actually of its time…at a time aback Ono’s indirect/direct accord in the breakdown of the Beatles was still fresh.

The years accept been beneath affectionate to Imagine by John and Yoko than the added advisory Gimme Some Truth, but there are still some acquaint to be taken abroad from the copy of these two films and the assorted editions of Imagine, the album.

Lennon’s bang of Ono into all aspects of his activity and art may accept seemed, at the time and at atomic to some, boundless abundant to accept inspired, in part, Rob Reiner’s archetypal 1984 banana rockumentary film, This is Spinal Tap. And, while continuing to periodically absolution abandoned albums like Amid My Head and the Sky (Chimera, 2009) and Booty Me to the Land of Hell (Chimera, 2013) (the closing timed to bless her 80th birthday), Ono has maintained an adamant anchor on Lennon’s bequest aback his afterlife at the age of forty, including the casual battle with McCartney about songwriting credits for Beatles tunes heating up as afresh as in the new millennium.

Still, with the 85 year-old Ono accustomed as “Producer and Creative Direction” for both Imagine by John and Yoko / Gimme Some Truth and Imagine: The Ultimate Accumulating and its abate variants, it’s bright that she actually understands and appreciates the bequest with which she has been entrusted: a bequest of music and ability that, admitting Lennon’s abbreviate time on earth, charcoal one of the ri and best memorable in accepted music—not aloof of the accomplished six decades but, perhaps, ever, and alongside his agreeable aggregation McCartney, Harrison and Starr, both as associates of the almost brief but still awfully affecting Beatles and afterwards.

It’s difficult to apperceive if any of Lennon’s abandoned albums accept the backbone to abutment the aforementioned affectionate of abundant audio and video revelations of Imagine by John and Yoko / Gimme Some Truth and Imagine: The Ultimate Collection. With the acutely claimed Imagine, Lennon created one of those attenuate albums that never feels anachronous or of its time, alike admitting some of the sentiments actually are. But it’s adamantine to aish such claimed reflections on life, from an artisan who was a array of paradoxes. He was an anti-war accord apostle who, nevertheless, not abandoned exhausted his aboriginal wife, Cynthia Lennon, but wrote about it in “Getting Better,” from the Beatles’ allegorical Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Bandage (Capitol, 1967): “”I acclimated to be atrocious to my woman, I exhausted her and kept her and kept her afar from the things that she loved.”

He may accept connected to attempt with his own atmosphere added than already during the Imagine sessions, but he was acutely actually self-aware, as the album’s penultimate track, “How?,” reflects:

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How can I go advanced aback I don’t apperceive which way I’m facingHow can I go advanced aback I don’t apperceive which way to turnHow can I go advanced into article I’m not abiding ofOh no, oh no.

How can I accept activity aback I don’t apperceive if it’s a feelingHow can I feel article if I aloof don’t apperceive how to feelHow can I accept animosity aback my animosity accept consistently been deniedOh no, oh no.

You apperceive activity can be longAnd you got to be so strongAnd the apple is so toughSometimes I feel I’ve had enough.

How can I accord adulation aback I don’t apperceive what it is I’m givingHow can I accord adulation aback I aloof don’t apperceive how to giveHow can I accord adulation aback adulation is article I ain’t never hadOh no, oh no.

You apperceive activity can be longYou’ve got to be so strongAnd the apple she is toughSometimes I feel I’ve had enough.

How can we go advanced aback we don’t apperceive which way we’re facingHow can we go advanced aback we don’t apperceive which way to turnHow can we go advanced into article we’re not abiding ofOh no, oh no.

Imagine is added than aloof a abundant record; it’s an anthology of abysmal claimed reflection, rendered with attenuate bluntness and humanity. Now, with the celebratory Imagine by John and Yoko / Gimme Some Truth and Imagine: The Ultimate Collection, it’s accessible to dive acutely into how such a vulnerable, musically acute almanac was made…and, aloof perhaps, to accretion some acumen into the complicated personality of the man who fabricated it, with the advice of his wife, one of pop music’s best acclaimed almanac producers and a baby but actually absolute accumulating of musicians—some already well-established, and others on their way to acceptable so.

For those absorbed in process, it rarely comes bigger than this. But conceivably Imagine: The Ultimate Collection’s bigger abruptness is this: that, with anniversary allotment of the process—”Ultimate Mix,” “Outtakes,” “Raw Flat Mixes/Extended Anthology Versions,” “Raw Flat Mixes Outtakes” “Elements Mixes” and “Evolution Documentaries”—segregated into its own album-length section, alike the acting music amid audience and accomplished booty is able abundant to accreditation again spins. And that, in itself, is as attenuate as the abracadabra that was acutely in the air during the authoritative of Imagine.

Tracks and Personnel

Imagine: The Ultimate Accumulating

Tracks: CD1 (Imagine, 2018 Stereo Remix and Remixed Singles/Extras: Imagine; Crippled Inside; Jealous Guy; It’s So Hard; I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth; Oh My Love; How Do You Sleep?; How?; Oh Yoko!; Power To The Bodies (Remixed Single/Extra); Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go) (Remixed Single/Extra); God Save Us (Remixed Single/Extra); Do The Oz (Remixed Single/Extra); God Save Oz (Remixed Single/Extra); Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Remixed Single/Extra).

CD2 (Elements Mixes, Anthology Outtakes, Singles Outtakes): Imagine (strings only); Jealous Guy (piano, bass & drums); Oh My Adulation (vocals only); How? (strings only); Imagine (demo); Imagine (take 1); Crippled Inside (take 3); Crippled Inside (take 6—alt guitar solo); Jealous Guy (take 9); It’s So Adamantine (take 6); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 11); Gimme Some Truth (take 4); Oh My Adulation (take 6); How Do You Sleep? (takes 1 & 2); How? (take 31); Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969); Power To The Bodies (single, booty 7); God Save Us (single, demo); Do The Oz (single, booty 3); Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (single, alt mix).

CD3 (Extended Anthology Advance and Raw): Imagine (take 10); Crippled Inside (take 6); Jealous Guy (take 29); It’s So Adamantine (take 11); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth (take 4—extended); Oh My Adulation (take 20); How Do You Sleep? (take 11—extended); How? (take 40); Oh Yoko! (take 1 extended); Imagine (outtake live, booty 1); Jealous Guy (outtake live, booty 11); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (outtake live, booty 21); How Do You Sleep? (outtake live, booty 1); How Do You Sleep? (outtake live, takes 5 & 6).

CD4 (Evolution (from Audience to Final Mix)): Imagine; Crippled Inside; Jealous Guy; It’s So Hard; I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth; Oh My Love; How Do You Sleep?; How?; Oh Yoko!

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Blu Ray Disc 1 (Imagine—The Ultimate Mixes (Remixed Stereo Album, Singles, Account & Outtakes): Imagine—The Anthology (Remixed in 5.1 and Stereo 24/96): Imagine; Crippled Inside; Jealous Guy; It’s So Hard; I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth; Oh My Love; How Do You Sleep?; How?; Oh Yoko!. Singles & Account (Remixed in 5.1 and Stereo 24/96): Power To The People; Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go); God Save Us; Do The Oz; God Save Oz; Happy Xmas (War Is Over). The Outtakes (Remixed in 5.1 and Stereo 24/96): Imagine (demo); Imagine (take 1); Crippled Inside (take 3); Crippled Inside (take 6—alt guitar solo); Jealous Guy (take 9); It’s So Adamantine (take 6); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 11); Gimme Some Truth (take 4); Oh My Adulation (take 6); How Do You Sleep? (takes 1 & 2); How? (take 31); Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969); Power To The Bodies (single, booty 7); God Save Us (single, demo); Do The Oz (single, booty 3); Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (single, alt mix). The Quadrasonic Mixes (Remastered in Quad 4.0 24/96, Aboriginal 1971 Quadsonic Anthology Remastered): Imagine; Crippled Inside; Jealous Guy; It’s So Hard; I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth; Oh My Love; How Do You Sleep?; How?; Oh Yoko!.

Blu Ray Disc 2 (In the Flat and Added Alert (The Raw Flat Mixes—Extended Anthology Versions—Live, New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24/96): Experience, in immersive Beleaguer Sound, the moment John and The Plastic Ono Bandage almanac anniversary song live, from a sonic soundstage at the centermost of Ascot Complete Studios at John & Yoko’s home in Tittenhurst: Imagine (take 10); Crippled Inside (take 6); Jealous Guy (take 29); It’s So Adamantine (take 11); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth (take 4—extended); Oh My Adulation (take 20); How Do You Sleep? (take 11—extended); How? (take 40); Oh Yoko! (take 1 extended). The Raw Flat Mixes—Outtakes—Live (New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24/96): Imagine (take 1); Crippled Inside (take 2); Crippled Inside (take 6 alt guitar solo); Jealous Guy (take 11); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 21); How Do You Sleep? (take 1); How Do You Sleep? (takes 5 & 6); How? (takes 7-10); How? (take 40 alt vocal); Oh Yoko! (take 1 tracking vocal). The Elements Mixes from the Adept Multitracks mNew Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24/96, Mixes from elements of the aboriginal multitracks that authenticate some of the instrumentations from “behind the scenes”): Imagine (strings); Crippled Inside (upright bass & drums); Jealous Guy (piano, bass & drums); It’s So Adamantine (strings); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (guitar, bass & drums); Gimme Some Truth (electric piano & guitar); Oh My Adulation (vocals); How Do You Sleep? (strings); How? (strings); Oh Yoko! (acoustic). The Change Documentary (New Mix in Address 24/96, The adventure of the songs from audience to adept in rehearsals, flat babble and alloyed multitrack elements): Imagine; Crippled Inside; Jealous Guy; It’s So Hard; I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth; Oh My Love; How Do You Sleep?; How?; Oh Yoko!; Power To The People; Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go); God Save Us; Do The Oz; God Save Oz; Happy Xmas (War Is Over); Tittenhurst Park. Imagine John & Yoko—The Elliot Mintz Interviews (New Mix in Address 24/96): Tribute by DJ and ancestors acquaintance Elliot Mintz featuring revealing, philosophical, honest and amusing interviews with John & Yoko.

Personnel (* = appears on adept take):

“Imagine”: John Lennon: pianos (*), vocals; Alan White (*): drums (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); The Flux Fiddlers: strings (*); John Tout: vibraphone; John Barham: harmonium; Nicky Hopkins: electric piano.

“Crippled Inside”: John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals (*); Nicky Hopkins: piano (*); George Harrison: dobro (*); Alan White: drums (*); Klaus Voorman: cocked bass (left hand*); Steve Brendell: cocked bass (right duke with sticks*); Ted Turner: acoustic guitar (*); Rod Lynton: acoustic guitar (*).

“Jealous Guy”: John Lennon: acoustic guitar (*), vocals (*), whistling (*); Nicky Hopkins: piano; Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Keltner: drums (*); John Barham: harmonium (*); Alan White: acceptable accordance (*); The Flux Fiddlers: strings (*), Tom Evans: acoustic guitar; Joey Molland: acoustic guitar.

“It’s So Hard”: John Lennon: electric guitar (*), piano (*), vocals (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Gordon: drums (*), tambourine (*); King Curtis: saxophones (*); The Flux Fiddlers: strings (*).

“I Don’t Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die”: John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals (*); George Harrison: accelerate guitar (*); Nicky Hopkins: electric piano (*); John Barham: piano; King Curtis: saxophones (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Keltner: drums (*), percussion; Mike Pinder: tambourine (*); Joey Molland: acoustic guitar (*); Tommy Evans: acoustic guitar (*); Jim Gordon: drums; Bobby Keys: saxophone.

“Gimme Some Truth”: John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals (*); George Harrison: electric accelerate guitar (*); Nicky Hopkins: electric piano (*); John Barham: piano; Alan White: drums (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Rod Lynton: acoustic guitar (*); Andy Davis: acoustic guitar (*); John Tout: piano.

“Oh My Love”: John Lennon: piano (*), vocals (*); George Harrison: electric guitar (*); Nicky Hopkins: electric piano (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Alan White: Tibetan cymbals (*).

“How Do You Sleep?”: John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals (*); George Harrison: electric accelerate guitar (*); Nicky Hopkins: electric piano (*); Alan White: drums (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); The Flux Fiddlers: strings (*); Rod Lynton: acoustic guitar; Ted Turner: acoustic guitar; John Tout: piano.

“How?”: John Lennon: piano (*), vocals (*); Nicky Hopkins: electric piano (*); Alan White: drums (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); The Flux Fiddlers: strings (*); John Tout: vibes; Rod Lynton: acoustic guitar; Andy Davis: acoustic guitar.

“Oh Yoko!”: John Lennon: acoustic guitar (*), vocals (*), harmonica (*); Nicky Hopkins: piano (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Alan White: drums (*); Rod Lynton: acoustic guitar (*); Andy Davis: acoustic guitar (*); The J & P duo: abetment vocals (*).

“Power to the People”: John Lennon: acoustic guitar, piano (*), vocals (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Gordon: drums (*); Bobby Keys: saxophone (*); Rosetta Hightower and choir: vocals (*).

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“Well…(Baby Please Don’t Go)”: John Lennon: guitar (*), vocals (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Gordon: drums (*); Jim Keltner: bang (*); Bobby Keys: saxophone (*).

“God Save Us”: Bill Elliot: vocals (*); John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals; Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Keltner: drums (*); Nicky Hopkins: piano (*); Bobby Keys: saxophone (*).

“Do the Oz”: John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals (*); Yoko Ono: vocals (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Keltner: drums (*); Nicky Hopkins: electric piano (*); Phil Kenzie: saxophone (*); Dave Coxhill: saxophone (*); Geoff Driscoll: saxophone (*); Bobby Keys: saxophone; Bill Elliot: vocal.

“God Save Oz”: John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Keltner: drums (*); Nicky Hopkins: piano (*); Bobby Keys: saxophone (*); Ringo Starr: drums; Tina Jorgensen: piano; Charles Shaar Murray: acoustic guitar; Maureen Gray: acoustic guitar; Michael Ramadan: vocal; Steve Brendell: congas, organ; Mike Dowd: maracas; Felix Dennis: maracas; Stanislav Demidjuk: tambourine; The Oz Crowd: abetment vocals.

“Happy Xmas (War is Over)”: John Lennon: acoustic guitar (*), vocals (*); Yoko Ono: vocals (*); Klaus Voorman: bass; Hugh McCracken: acoustic guitar (*); Chris Osborne: acoustic guitar (*); Teddy Irwin: acoustic guitar (*); Stuart Scharf: acoustic guitar (*); Nicky Hopkins: piano (*), tubular accretion (*), angelus (*); Jim Keltner: drums (*), sleigh accretion (*); Harlem Community Choir: vocals (*).

Imagine | Gimme Some Truth Blu Ray

Imagine

Chapters: Imagine; Crippled Inside; Acceptable Morning; Jealous Guy; Don’t Count the Waves; It’s So Hard; Mrs. Lennon; In Bag; I Don’t Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Mind Train; Whisper Piece; What’s That in the Sky?; Power to the People; Gimme Some Truth; Midsummer New York; Oh My Love; How Do You Sleep? How? Oh Yoko!; Beach/End Credits; Restoration Credits.

Produced and Directed By John Lennon & Yoko Ono; 2010-2018 Restoration Ambassador and Creative Director: Yoko Ono; Restoration and Assembly Manager: Simon Hilton; Starring: John Lennon and Yoko Ono; featuring: George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Jack Palance, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Jonas Mekas and others. Runtime: 67:59 mins. Aspect Ratio: 4:3. Soundtrack: remixed and baffled in DTS-HD Adept Audio 5.1 and LPCM stereo (both 24-bit/96KHz). Originally released: 1972.

Gimme Some Truth

Chapters: Imagine; Crippled Inside; Oh Yoko!; Jealous Guy; It’s So Hard; I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth; Oh My Love; How Do You Sleep?; How? Imagine; Credits.

Produced and Directed by Andrew Solt; 2010-2018 Restoration Ambassador and Creative Director: Yoko Ono; Restoration and Assembly Manager: Simon Hilton; Starring: John Lennon and Yoko Ono; featuring: Klaus Voorman, Alan White, Phil Spector, George Harrison, King Curtis, and others. Runtime: 63:41 mins. Aspect Ratio: 4:3. Soundtrack: remastered in DTS-HD Adept Audio 5.1 and LPCM stereo (both 24-bit/96KHz). Originally released: 2000.

Bonus Features: Jealous Guy (Raw Flat Out-Take; How? (Raw Flat Out-Take); Gimme Some Truth (Raw Flat Out- Take); David Bailey Photoshoot. Total Runtime: 19:46.

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