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 - #9 Dream - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 11-Jun-2021 10:28)on June 15, 2021 at 1:05 am
JOHN LENNON #9 Dream (1974 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four-prong centre, also including What You Got, Apple company die-cut sleeve R6003)
- John Lennon - Imagine - Japanese - vinyl LP - £45.00, $63.45, €52.20 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2021 12:14)on June 15, 2021 at 1:05 am
JOHN LENNON Imagine (Japanese 10-track Apple label vinyl LP album, picture sleeve with inner, Japanese insert, 6" x 4" black and white postcard of John plus a picture obi-strip. The sleeve shows some minor storage wear and the vinyl looks barely played EAS-80705)
- John Lennon - Imagine - UK - CD single - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Apr-2021 14:39)on June 15, 2021 at 1:05 am
JOHN LENNON Imagine (1999 UK 4-track enhanced CD single, also including Happy Xmas (War Is Over) and Give Peace A Chance plus the CD-Rom Video for the classic title track. The disc remains in barely played condition within the hype-stickered thin jewel case with picture sleeve insert CDR6534)
- John Lennon - Milk And Honey - Japanese - CD album - £24.99, $35.24, €28.99 (New Item) (arrived 28-Apr-2021 14:52)on June 15, 2021 at 1:05 am
JOHN LENNON Milk And Honey (2001 Japanese 16-track digitally remastered CD album featuring 3 Bonus Recordings including Stepping Out [Home Version], I'm Moving On and an interview with John & Yoko recorded on 8th December 1980, housed inside apicture slipcase with an exclusive picture booklet containing rare photographs and a fold-out Japanese text interview insert & obi-strip TOCP-65535)
- John Lennon - Watching The Wheels - Japanese - 7" vinyl - Promo - £45.00, $63.45, €52.20 (New Item) (arrived 30-Apr-2021 13:36)on June 15, 2021 at 1:05 am
JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO Watching The Wheels (1980 Japanese promo sample vinyl 7" for the single, with custom black & white labels, also including Yes, I'm Your Angel, complete with the unique picture inlay with lyrics printed on the reverse. The insert has a vintage tape mark where it was once attached to the company sleeve, however displays minimal wear and the only light signs of play P-1527J