Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Lennon's on sale again

imagine
Amazon in the UK have listed the upcoming Imagine releases, and here's what they have to say about it:
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 super deluxe box


IMAGINE ULTIMATE COLLECTION SUPER DELUXE BOX (4 CD+ 2 BD)
Track Listings
Disc: 1
Remixed Stereo Album
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!

Remixed Singles and Extras
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
Elements Mixes
1. Imagine (strings only)
2. Jealous Guy (piano, bass & drums)
3. Oh My Love (vocals only)
4. How? (strings only)

Album Outtakes
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)

Singles Outtakes
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
Extended Album Tracks and Raw
1. Imagine (take 10)
2. Crippled Inside (take 6)
3. Jealous Guy (take 29)
4. It's So Hard (take 11)
5. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die
6. Gimme Some Truth (take 4 - extended)
7. Oh My Love (take 20)
8. How Do You Sleep? (take 11 - extended)
9. How? (take 40)
10. Oh Yoko! (take 1 extended)

Outtakes Live
11. Imagine (take 1)
12. Jealous Guy (take 11)
13. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (take 21)
14. How Do You Sleep? (take 1)
15. How Do You Sleep? (takes 5 & 6)

Disc: 4
Evolution (from demo to final mix)
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!

Disc: 5 (BLU RAY 1)
Remixed Stereo Album, Singles, Extras , 5.1. Quadrasonic & Outtakes
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 (BLU RAY 2)
Extended Album Versions Live, Outtakes Live, Elements Mixes, Evolution, Elliot Mintz Interviews
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

plain old deluxe


IMAGINE ULTIMATE COLLECTION DELUXE EDITION (2 CD)
Disc: 1
Remixed Stereo Album
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!

Remixed Singles and Extras
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
Elements Mixes
1. Imagine (strings only)
2. Jealous Guy (piano, bass & drums)
3. Oh My Love (vocals only)
4. How? (strings only)

Album Outtakes
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)

Singles Outtakes
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)

just the new remixed album


IMAGINE ULTIMATE COLLECTION (1 CD)
Remixed Stereo Album
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!

Preorder links Amazon UK:
Super Deluxe
Deluxe
Single disc

4 comments:

Winston Oboogie said...


I´m confused about the 5.1 Quadrasonic mix. One thing is a newly created 5.1 surround sound mix (6 channels). Other thing is an old Quadrasonic mix made in the 70's that will sound through the home theater system (4 channels). I was expecting the first option, a new 5.1 remix. What a drag...

Eduardo Ferreira Coelho de Souza said...

Wonderfull set....

Martin said...

This is tempting, but I think I'll save my hard earned for the White Album 50th Anniversary set. As John himself said, 'The power of The Beatles'....

David Brailsford said...

Not exactly a good selling point "fully authorized by Yoko Ono Lennon who oversaw the production and creative direction"