Showing posts with label Imagine (album). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Imagine (album). Show all posts

Monday, March 25, 2019

John Lennon photos by Andy Warhol up for auction

One of many interesting Beatles items going up for bid via Omega Auctions tomorrow is a set of photos taken of John Lennon by Andy Warhol.

The images were considered for use as the cover to the Imagine LP, but John used a similar photo by Yoko Ono instead. The Daily Mail provided this peek.








Wednesday, March 6, 2019

John and Yoko documentary "Above Us Only Sky" airs March 11 in U.S.

"Above Us Only Sky," a well-received TV documentary focusing on the creation of John Lennon's "Imagine" album is set to air on A&E March 11. The program aired last year on British television.

The film includes interviews with Yoko, Julian Lennon, photographer David Bailey, gallery owner John Dunbar (who introduced John to Yoko) and studio engineer Eddie Veale.

Here's an excerpt:


Thursday, February 28, 2019

"Imagine: Raw Studio Mixes" coming to vinyl on Record Store Day April 16


Info from Record Store Day - check here to find participating shops near you: US UK

John Lennon’s Imagine [Raw Studio Mixes] will be released as a Limited Edition on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl for Record Store Day 2019. These mixes capture the exact moment John and The Plastic Ono Band recorded each song raw and live on the soundstage located at the center of Ascot Sound Studios at John & Yoko’s home in Tittenhurst. The tracks are devoid of effects (reverb, tape delays, etc.) offering a unique, unparalleled insight & an alternate take on the record. These mixes have been pressed in the original album sequence appearing for the first time on vinyl.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Previously unseen: John Lennon and George Harrison - How Do You Sleep? (Takes 5 & 6, Raw Studio Mix Out-take)


Details:

New & exclusive 2018 Raw Studio Mix video with never-before-seen footage. The IMAGINE Raw Studio Mixes place you in the centre of Ascot Sound Studios with John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band all around you. No reverb or echo, no effects, no strings, just live, unvarnished and raw. Available in stereo and exclusively in 5.1 Surround Sound in The Ultimate Collection Box Set. Imagine you are at the Lennon’s home, Tittenhurst Park in Ascot, England. It's night. It's the last week in May in 1971 and you are their special guest, sat in a chair in the very center of the their recording studio, Ascot Sound Studios. John Lennon is sat in front of you, teaching the musicians one of his latest compositions. He is talking and singing and playing the same wood-finish Epiphone Casino electric guitar he played on 'Revolution'. A bearded George Harrison is in front of you, to the right, playing electric slide on John's pale blue Fender Strat. Just behind you and to your right, Rod Lynton with Ted Turner from Wishbone Ash are strumming chords on twelve string acoustic guitars, and directly behind you to the right, John and George's old friend Klaus Voormann is playing his deep hand-painted Fender Precision bass. Behind you to the left, Alan White (who would later join Yes) is playing his Ludwig silver sparkle drumkit, and in front of you to the left, John Tout from Renaissance is playing chords on the Steinway upright piano, and to his right, Nicky Hopkins is improvising on the red-top Wurlitzer Electric Piano, literally days before he leaves for Nellcôte to play on Exile on Main Street with The Rolling Stones. You are listening to the band playing 'How Do You Sleep' and all the hairs are standing up on your arms. Imagine - The Raw Studio Mixes & Out-takes in 5.1 and Stereo Produced by Yoko Ono Mixed by Rob Stevens Mix Engineer: Paul Goodrich at Merlin Studios Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, New York & Nashville For the Raw Studio Mix of 'How Do You Sleep?' (Takes 5 & 6) In the Imagine Ultimate Collection Box Set on Blu-Ray Audio Disc 2, the 5.1 Surround Sound positions are: Front Centre - John Lennon: electric guitar, vocal Front Left - Nicky Hopkins: electric piano Front Right - George Harrison: electric slide guitar Surround Left - Alan White: drums Surround Right - Klaus Voormann: bass About ‘How Do You Sleep?’ by John & Yoko excerpted from the 120 page book in the Imagine Ultimate Collection Box Set John: Somebody said the other day ‘It’s about me’. You know, there’s two things I regret. One is that there was so much talk about Paul on it, they missed the song. It was a good track. And I should’ve kept me mouth shut – not on the song, it could’ve been about anybody, you know? And when you look at them back, Dylan said it about his stuff, you know, most of it’s about him. The only thing that matters is how he and I feel about those things and not what the writer or the commentator thinks about it, you know? Him and me are OK. So I don’t care what they say about that, you know? I’ve always been a little, you know, loose. And I hope it’ll change because I’m fed up of waking up in the papers. But if it doesn’t, my friends are my friends whatever way.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Video: "Imagine (Elements Mix)"


Video: IMAGINE film cinema Extra Feature: :How Do You Sleep (Takes 5&6)"

Details:

ONE WEEK TO GO! Get cinema tickets at https://imaginefilmtickets.com IMAGINE, fully remastered and remixed in Dolby Atmos and 7.1 Surround Sound and featuring exclusive-to-cinema bonus content, hits silver screens across the globe from September 17! 

John and Yoko's IMAGINE film PLUS 'How Do You Sleep?' and 'How?' Raw Studio 7.1 Surround Mixes PLUS Oh Yoko!' (Bahamas, 1969) A unique sonic and visual experience. 

This is how it sounds in Surround Sound: You are at the Lennon’s home, Tittenhurst Park, in Ascot, England in late May 1971. You are sat in a chair in the very center of Ascot Sound Studios. John is sat in front of you, singing and playing the same wood-finish Epiphone Casino electric guitar he played on 'Revolution'. George Harrison is to the right, playing electric slide on John's pale blue Fender Strat. Behind you to the right, Klaus Voormann is playing bass and to the left Alan White (Yes) is playing his Ludwig silver sparkle drumkit. In front of you to the left, Nicky Hopkins is improvising on the red-top Wurlitzer Electric Piano, literally days before he leaves for Nellcôte to play on Exile on Main Street with The Rolling Stones.


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

More teasers from the John Lennon "Imagine Ultimate Collection" box

Here are a couple more videos from the official John Lennon YouTube channel promoting the upcoming "Imagine" box set release.


   


 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Video: Imagine / Gimme Some Truth - trailer for 2018 BluRay/DVD release



Listen: John Lennon - "Imagine (original demo)"

A teaser for the upcoming "Imagine" anniversary set.



Details:

While sifting through boxes upon boxes of the original tapes for Yoko Ono, engineer Rob Stevens discovered something truly remarkable that had gone unnoticed all these years. “Early 2016, during the gestation period of this project, I'm in the Lennon archives with my people going through tape boxes that have labeling that's unclear, misleading, or missing entirely”, says Stevens. “There's a one-inch eight-track that says nothing more on the 'Ascot Sound' label than John Lennon, the date, and the engineer (Phil McDonald), with DEMO on the spine. No indication of what material was on the tape. One delicate transfer to digital later, the “Imagine” demo, subsequently enhanced superbly by Paul Hicks, appears within this comprehensive set. It was true serendipity.”

John Lennon "Imagine: Ultimate Collection" six-disk set out Oct. 5 - Full details


Details:

On October 5, Universal Music celebrates the apex of John Lennon’s solo career with a six-disc box set, Imagine – The Ultimate Collection. This historical, remixed and remastered 140-track collection is fully authorized by Yoko Ono Lennon who oversaw the production and creative direction.

Spread across four CDs and two Blu-ray discs, this truly unique expanded edition offers a variety of listening experiences that are at once immersive and intimate, ranging from the brand new Ultimate Mixes of the iconic album, which reveal whole new levels of sonic depth, definition and clarity to these timeless songs, to the Raw Studio Mixes that allow listeners to hear Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band’s original, unadorned performances, to enveloping 5.1 surround sound mixes, and a Quadrasonic Album Mix, presenting the original four speaker mix remastered in Quadrasonic sound for the first time in nearly fifty years. 

This ultimate deep listening experience, which features scores of previously unheard demos, rare outtakes and isolated track elements, also includes The Evolution Documentary, a unique track-by-track audio montage that details the journey of each song from demo to master recording via instructions, rehearsals, recordings, multitrack exploration and studio chatter. The comprehensive nature of the full Imagine – The Ultimate Collection is the absolute best representation of a career artist working at the top of his creative game. imagine - the ultimate deep listening experience

Imagine will also be released in concurrent multiple physical and digital configurations including as a 2CD Deluxe Edition, 1CD remaster, and 2LP 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl edition.



Ultimate Collection track list:

Disc: 1

  1. Imagine
  2. Crippled Inside
  3. Jealous Guy
  4. It's So Hard
  5. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die
  6. Gimme Some Truth
  7. Oh My Love
  8. How Do You Sleep?
  9. How?
  10. Oh Yoko!
  11. Power To The People
  12. Well... (Baby Please Don't Go)
  13. God Save Us
  14. Do The Oz
  15. God Save Oz
  16. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Disc: 2

  1. Imagine (Elements Mix)
  2. Jealous Guy (Elements Mix)
  3. Oh My Love (Elements Mix)
  4. How? (Elements Mix)
  5. Imagine (demo)
  6. Imagine (take 1)
  7. Crippled Inside (take 3)
  8. Crippled Inside (take 6 alt guitar solo)
  9. Jealous Guy (take 9)
  10. It's So Hard (take 6)
  11. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (take 11)
  12. Gimme Some Truth (take 4)
  13. Oh My Love (take 6)
  14. How Do You Sleep? (takes 1 & 2)
  15. How? (take 31)
  16. Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969)
  17. Power To The People (take 7)
  18. God Save Us (demo)
  19. Do The Oz (take 3)
  20. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (alt mix)

Disc: 3

  1. Imagine (take 10) (Raw Studio Mix)
  2. Crippled Inside (take 6) (Raw Studio Mix)
  3. Jealous Guy (take 29) (Raw Studio Mix)
  4. It's So Hard (take 11) (Raw Studio Mix)
  5. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (take 4 - extended) (Raw Studio Mix)
  6. Gimme Some Truth (take 4 - extended) (Raw Studio Mix)
  7. Oh My Love (take 20) (Raw Studio Mix)
  8. How Do You Sleep? (take 11 - extended) (Raw Studio Mix)
  9. How? (take 40) (Raw Studio Mix)
  10. Oh Yoko! (take 1 - extended) (Raw Studio Mix)
  11. Imagine (take 1) (Raw Studio Mix)
  12. Jealous Guy (take 11) (Raw Studio Mix)
  13. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (take 21) (Raw Studio Mix)
  14. How Do You Sleep? (take 1) (Raw Studio Mix)
  15. How Do You Sleep? (takes 5 & 6) (Raw Studio Mix)

Disc: 4

  1. Imagine (Evolution)
  2. Crippled Inside (Evolution)
  3. Jealous Guy (Evolution)
  4. It's So Hard (Evolution)
  5. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Evolution)
  6. Gimme Some Truth (Evolution)
  7. Oh My Love (Evolution)
  8. How Do You Sleep? (Evolution)
  9. How? (Evolution)
  10. Oh Yoko! (Evolution)

Disc: 5

  1. Imagine
  2. Crippled Inside
  3. Jealous Guy
  4. It's So Hard
  5. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die
  6. Gimme Some Truth
  7. Oh My Love
  8. How Do You Sleep?
  9. How?
  10. Oh Yoko!
  11. Power To The People
  12. Well... (Baby Please Don't Go)
  13. God Save Us
  14. Do The Oz
  15. God Save Oz
  16. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
  17. Imagine (Quadrasonic Mix)
  18. Crippled Inside (Quadrasonic Mix)
  19. Jealous Guy (Quadrasonic Mix)
  20. It's So Hard (Quadrasonic Mix)
  21. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Quadrasonic Mix)
  22. Gimme Some Truth (Quadrasonic Mix)
  23. Oh My Love (Quadrasonic Mix)
  24. How Do You Sleep? (Quadrasonic Mix)
  25. How? (Quadrasonic Mix)
  26. Oh Yoko! (Quadrasonic Mix)
  27. Imagine (demo)
  28. Imagine (take 1)
  29. Crippled Inside (take 3)
  30. Crippled Inside (take 6 alt guitar solo)
  31. Jealous Guy (take 9)
  32. It's So Hard (take 6)
  33. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (take 11)
  34. Gimme Some Truth (take 4)
  35. Oh My Love (take 6)
  36. How Do You Sleep? (takes 1 & 2)
  37. How? (take 31)
  38. Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969)
  39. Power To The People (take 7)
  40. God Save Us (demo)
  41. Do The Oz (take 3)
  42. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (alt mix)

Disc: 6

  1. Imagine (take 10) (Raw Studio Mix)
  2. Crippled Inside (take 6) (Raw Studio Mix)
  3. Jealous Guy (take 29) (Raw Studio Mix)
  4. It's So Hard (take 11) (Raw Studio Mix)
  5. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (take 4 extended) (Raw Studio Mix)
  6. Gimme Some Truth (take 4 extended) (Raw Studio Mix)
  7. Oh My Love (take 20) (Raw Studio Mix)
  8. How Do You Sleep? (take 11 extended) (Raw Studio Mix)
  9. How? (take 40) (Raw Studio Mix)
  10. Oh Yoko! (take 1 extended) (Raw Studio Mix)
  11. Imagine (take 1) (Raw Studio Mix)
  12. Crippled Inside (take 2) (Raw Studio Mix)
  13. Crippled Inside (take 6 alt guitar solo) (Raw Studio Mix)
  14. Jealous Guy (take 11) (Raw Studio Mix)
  15. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (take 21) (Raw Studio Mix)
  16. How Do You Sleep? (take 1) (Raw Studio Mix)
  17. How Do You Sleep? (takes 5 & 6) (Raw Studio Mix)
  18. How? (takes 7 - 10) (Raw Studio Mix)
  19. How? (take 40 alt vocal) (Raw Studio Mix)
  20. Oh Yoko! (take 1 tracking vocal) (Raw Studio Mix)
  21. Imagine (Elements Mix)
  22. Crippled Inside (Elements Mix)
  23. Jealous Guy (Elements Mix)
  24. It's So Hard (Elements Mix)
  25. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Elements Mix)
  26. Gimme Some Truth (Elements Mix)
  27. Oh My Love (Elements Mix)
  28. How Do You Sleep? (Elements Mix)
  29. How? (Elements Mix)
  30. Oh Yoko! (Elements Mix)
  31. Imagine (Evolution)
  32. Crippled Inside (Evolution)
  33. Jealous Guy (Evolution)
  34. It's So Hard (Evolution)
  35. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Evolution)
  36. Gimme Some Truth (Evolution)
  37. Oh My Love (Evolution)
  38. How Do You Sleep? (Evolution)
  39. How? (Evolution)
  40. Oh Yoko! (Evolution)
  41. Power To The People (Evolution)
  42. Well... (Baby Please Don't Go) (Evolution)
  43. God Save Us/God Save Oz (Evolution)
  44. Do The Oz (Evolution)
  45. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Evolution)
  46. Tittenhurst Park (Evolution)
  47. Imagine John & Yoko - The Elliot Mintz interviews