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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VARIOUS Every Man Has A Woman (1984 UK 12-track vinyl LP compilation, with all songs written by Yoko Ono and includes Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him by John Lennon. Also includes material from Elvis Costello, Harry Nilsson, Rosanne Cash,Roberta Flack and Sean Ono Lennon; housed in a picture sleeve with a lyric insert POLH13)
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JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO / PLASTIC ONO BAND Some Time In New York City (Rare 1972 US 16-track vnyl 2-LP set on the purple Capitol label, including tracks recorded live at the Lyceum, London in December 1969 and with the Mothers Of Invention at the Fillmore East in 1971, houed in a gatefold picture sleeve with printed inners. This example features a mislabelled first disc, as both sides have labels for Side 2. The sleeve displays minimal wear, the inners has tiny splits, whilst the vinyllooks barely played SVBB3392)
- John Lennon - Imagine + Inner, Poster & Postcard - Japanese - vinyl LP - £35.00, $47.60, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 02-Mar-2021 19:54)on March 5, 2021 at 12:46 am
JOHN LENNON Imagine (1977 Japanese issue of the 1971 10-track vinyl LP with picture labels, housed in a pasted picture sleeve with die-cut inner, Japanese / lyric insert, 33" x 22" fold-out poster & postcard. The packaging shows very little sign of its age, whilst the vinyl appears in near 'as new' condition EAS-80705)
- John Lennon - Imagine - Complete - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £65.00, $88.40, €72.80 (New Item) (arrived 03-Mar-2021 13:09)on March 5, 2021 at 12:46 am
JOHN LENNON Imagine (Classic 1971 UK 10-track LP on Apple, housed in a fully laminated picture sleeve complete with lyric inner, fold-out poster & postcard. The sleeve shows light wear, the poster remains unused and the postcard has just a spot of discolouration. The vinyl too grades as excellent with merely the lightest evidence of play PAS10004)
- John Lennon - Live Peace In Toronto 1969 - Japanese - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 03-Mar-2021 13:57)on March 5, 2021 at 12:46 am
THE PLASTIC ONO BAND Live Peace In Toronto 1969 (1977 Japanese issue of the 1969 8-track LP, picture sleeve with fold-out lyric insert. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played EAS-80703)