A collection of some of John Lennon’s best-loved solo material will be released on what would have been the Beatle’s 80th birthday later this year.
Gimme Some Truth: The Ultimate Mixes will launch on October 9 through Capitol/UME in a variety of formats including CD, 2CD, 2LP, 4LP and a deluxe edition box set.
The collection has been produced by Sean Lennon and executively produced by Yoko Ono, with Gimme Some Truth including a total of 36 songs.
All the tracks have been completely remixed and engineered by Paul Hicks, who was behind the desk for 2018’s Imagine: The Ultimate Collection. He was assisted by Sam Gannon who also worked on the 2018 album.
The pair used brand new transfers of the original multi-tracks, with the process completed using vintage analogue equipment at LA’s Henson Recording Studios. Final mastering in analogue then took place at Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton.
The deluxe box set will include 124-page book which tells the story of each track in the words of John Lennon and Yoko, along with contributions from those who worked alongside them. Memorabilia including rare photographs, letters and artwork will also be included.
It’ll also come with a Blu-ray audio disc containing the mixes in studio quality 24 bit/96 kHz HD Stereo, immersive 5.1 Surround Sound and Dolby Atmos.
Ono says: “John was a brilliant man with a great sense of humour and understanding. He believed in being truthful and that the power of the people will change the world. And it will.
“All of us have the responsibility to visualise a better world for ourselves and our children. The truth is what we create. It’s in our hands.”
To mark today’s news, Capitol/UME have released a stream of Instant Karma! (We All Shine On).
John Lennon: Gimme SomeTruth: The Ultimate Mixes
1. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
2. Cold Turkey
3. Working Class Hero
7. Power To The People
9. Jealous Guy
10. Gimme Some Truth
11. Oh My Love
12. How Do You Sleep?
13. Oh Yoko!
15. Come Together (live)
16. Mind Games
17. Out The Blue
18. I Know (I Know)
1. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
2. Bless You
3. #9 Dream
4. Steel and Glass
5. Stand By Me
6. Angel Baby
7. (Just Like) Starting Over
8. I’m Losing You
9. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
10. Watching The Wheels
12. Dear Yoko
13. Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him
14. Nobody Told Me
15. I’m Stepping Out
16. Grow Old With Me
17. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
18. Give Peace A Chance
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- John Lennon - Imagine - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.68, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 02-Feb-2023 16:16)on February 4, 2023 at 8:39 am
JOHN LENNON Imagine (1988 UK 3-track 7" single, also including Jealous Guy & Happy Xmas [War Is Over]. The glossy picture sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is excellent with little play R6199)
- John Lennon - Imagine - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.15, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 13:28)on February 4, 2023 at 8:39 am
JOHN LENNON Imagine (1971 UK 10-track LP with 'an EMI recording' text on the picture labels, housed in the fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some mild age wear & the vinyl grades EX/EX- with some faint paper hairlines & minor spindle marks to show play PAS10004)
- John Lennon - John Lennon: The Illustrated Biography - UK - book - £14.99, $18.14, €16.79 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jan-2023 09:13)on February 4, 2023 at 8:39 am
JOHN LENNON John Lennon: The Illustrated Biography (2008 UK 224-page illustrated hardback book by Gareth Thomas which features his story told through evocative, rare, classic, and many unseen, photographs from the extraordinary archives of theDaily Mail. The candid archive photographs have comprehensive captions, documenting the captivating life-story of the complex and enigmatic personality that was John Lennon. With superb picture dust jacket)
- John Lennon - Shaved Fish - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $42.35, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jan-2023 12:14)on February 4, 2023 at 8:39 am
JOHN LENNON Shaved Fish (1975 UK first Apple label issue 12-track LP compilation, complete with card lyric inner, fully laminated picture sleeve [later issues were not laminated & had a paper inner]. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwearwith a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains near 'as new' & looks barely played PCS7173)
- John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.68, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jan-2023 17:54)on February 4, 2023 at 8:39 am
JOHN & YOKO / THE PLASTIC ONO BAND Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (1971 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Yoko's Listen, The Snow Is Falling, Apple logo die-cut company sleeve R5970)