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 - Double Fantasy - Canadian - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.44, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2021 16:51)on September 28, 2021 at 2:35 am
JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO Double Fantasy (1980 Canadian 14-track LP, the final release by the legendary musician, including Woman, Watching The Wheels & [Just Like] Starting Over, complete with lyric inner. The picture sleeve shows just a littlelight shelfwear with small deletion cut to corner & the vinyl remains in excellent condition, showing few signs of play XGHS2001)
- John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band (The Ultimate Mixes) - Super Deluxe [6CD+2Blu-Ray] - UK - cd album box set - £109.99, $150.69, €128.69 (Back In Stock) (arrived 08-Sep-2021 14:15)on September 28, 2021 at 2:35 am
JOHN LENNON Plastic Ono Band [The Ultimate Mixes] (2021 UK/EU Super Deluxe Edition 6CD + 2Blu-Ray box set featuring more than 11 hours of audio newly remixed for stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos. The audio for this deepest of dives into John's debut solo album has been completely remixed from the original multi-track tapes, led by engineer Paul Hicks. Comprising Ultimate Mixes, Outtakes, Elements mixes, Evolution Documentary mixes, plus home & studio demos and jams. Completing the packaging is a 132-page hardcover book with detailed notes and photos, a reproduction of the iconic War Is Over! poster and two postcards. Factory sealed from new. Recommended)
- John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.96, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 17-Aug-2021 11:45)on September 28, 2021 at 2:35 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 repro die-cut company sleeve R5970)
- John Lennon - Live Peace In Toronto 1969 - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $24.66, €21.06 (New Item) (arrived 17-Aug-2021 16:29)on September 28, 2021 at 2:35 am
PLASTIC ONO BAND Live Peace In Toronto 1969 (Early 70s UK issue of the 1970 8-track live LP, also featuring Klaus Voorman, Eric Clapton & Alan White, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve displays just light wear and the vinyl is Excellent with only light signs of play CORE2001)
- John Lennon - Rock 'n' Roll - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2021 17:03)on September 28, 2021 at 2:35 am
JOHN LENNON Rock 'n' Roll (1975 UK first press 13-track LP on Apple, featuring covers of classic rockers including Chuck Berry's You Can't Catch Me, a great version of Lloyd Price's Just Because & possibly the definitive version of Stand By Me. Comes housed in the original matte picture sleeve. The sleeve & vinyl remain in Excellent condition with just light signs of wear & play PCS7169)