John Lennon ‎– Imagine

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Imagine The Album The Ultimate Mixes Disc 1
CD 1-1 Imagine 2:59
CD 1-2 Crippled Inside 3:43
CD 1-3 Jealous Guy 4:10
CD 1-4 It's So Hard
Saxophone – King Curtis
2:22
CD 1-5 I Don't Want To Be A Soldier
Saxophone – King CurtisTambourine – Mike Pinder
6:01
CD 1-6 Give Me Some Truth 3:11
CD 1-7 Oh My Love 2:40
CD 1-8 How Do You Sleep 5:29
CD 1-9 How? 3:37
CD 1-10 Oh Yoko! 4:18
Singles & Extras
CD 1-11 Power To People
CD 1-12 Well... (Baby Please Don't Go)
CD 1-13 God Save Us
CD 1-14 Do The Oz
CD 1-15 God Save Oz
CD 1-16 Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Imagine The Ultimate Mixes Disc 2
Elements Mixes
CD 2-1 Imagine (Strings Only)
CD 2-2 Jealous Guy (Piano, Bass & Drums)
CD 2-3 Oh My Love (Vocals Only)
CD 2-4 How? (Strings Only)
Album Out-Takes
CD 2-5 Imagine (Demo)
CD 2-6 Imagine (Take 1)
CD 2-7 Crippled Inside (Take 3)
CD 2-8 Crippled Inside (Take 6 Alt Guitar Solo)
CD 2-9 Jealous Guy (Take 9)
CD 2-10 It's So Hard (Take 6)
CD 2-11 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Take 11)
CD 2-12 Gimme Some Truth (Take 4)
CD 2-13 Oh My Love (Take 6)
CD 2-14 How Do You Sleep? (Takes 1 & 2)
CD 2-15 How? (Take 31)
CD 2-16 Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969)
Singles Out-Takes
CD 2-17 Power To The People (Take 7)
CD 2-18 God Save Us (Demo)
CD 2-19 Do The Oz (Take 3)
CD 2-20 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Alt Mix)
Imagine Raw Studio Mixes
Extended Album Versions
CD 3-1 Imagine (Take 10)
CD 3-2 Crippled Inside (Take 6)
CD 3-3 Jealous Guy (Take 29)
CD 3-4 It's So Hard (Take 11)
CD 3-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Take 4 - Extended)
CD 3-6 Gimme Some Truth (Take 4 - Extended)
CD 3-7 Oh My Love (Take 20)
CD 3-8 How Do You Sleep? (Take 11 - Extended)
CD 3-9 How? (Take 40)
CD 3-10 Oh Yoko! (Take 1 - Extended)
Out-Takes
CD 3-11 Imagine (Take 1)
CD 3-12 Jealous Guy (Take 11)
CD 3-13 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Take 21)
CD 3-14 How Do You Sleep? (Take 1)
CD 3-15 How Do You Sleep? (Takes 5 & 6)
Imagine The Evolution Documentary
Album Tracks Only
CD 4-1 Imagine
CD 4-2 Crippled Inside
CD 4-3 Jealous Guy
CD 4-4 It's So Hard
CD 4-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die
CD 4-6 Gimme Some Truth
CD 4-7 Oh My Love
CD 4-8 How Do You Sleep?
CD 4-9 How?
CD 4-10 Oh Yoko!
Imagine The Ultimate Mixes
Imagine The Album
BR 1-1 Imagine 3:08
BR 1-2 Crippled Inside 3:51
BR 1-3 Jealous Guy 4:14
BR 1-4 It's So Hard 2:29
BR 1-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die 6:08
BR 1-6 Gimme Some Truth 3:18
BR 1-7 Oh My Love 2:47
BR 1-8 How Do You Sleep? 5:39
BR 1-9 How? 3:45
BR 1-10 Oh Yoko! 4:16
Singles & Extras
BR 1-1 Power To The People 3:27
BR 1-2 Well... (Baby Please Don't Go) 4:07
BR 1-3 God Save Us (Billy Elliott Vocal) 3:15
BR 1-4 Do The Oz 3:13
BR 1-5 God Save Oz (John Lennon Vocal) 3:30
BR 1-6 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 3:40
Imagine The Quadrosonic Mixes
BR 1-1 Imagine 3:07
BR 1-2 Crippled Inside 3:52
BR 1-3 Jealous Guy 4:16
BR 1-4 It's So Hard 2:28
BR 1-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die 6:01
BR 1-6 Gimme Some Truth 3:15
BR 1-7 Oh My Love 2:46
BR 1-8 How Do You Sleep? 5:26
BR 1-9 How? 3:44
BR 1-10 Oh Yoko! 4:19
Imagine The Out-Takes
BR 1-1 Imagine (Demo) 3:18
BR 1-2 Imagine (Take 1) 3:06
BR 1-3 Crippled Inside (Take 3) 3:51
BR 1-4 Crippled Inside (Take 6 Alt Guitar Solo) 3:48
BR 1-5 Jealous Guy (Take 9) 2:18
BR 1-6 It's So Hard (Take 6) 2:32
BR 1-7 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Take 11) 4:36
BR 1-8 Gimme Some Truth (Take 4) 3:38
BR 1-9 Oh My Love (Take 6) 2:49
BR 1-10 How Do You Sleep? (Takes 1 & 2) 5:59
BR 1-11 How? (Take 31) 3:46
BR 1-12 Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969) 5:02
BR 1-13 Power To The People (Take 7) 3:29
BR 1-14 God Save Us (Demo) 2:57
BR 1-15 Do The Oz (Take 3) 6:50
BR 1-16 Happy Xmas (War Is Over (Alt Mix) 3:27
In The Studio And Deeper Listening
The Raw Studio Mixes Extended Albums Versions
BR 2-1 Imagine (Take 10) 3:13
BR 2-2 Crippled Inside (Take 6) 3:50
BR 2-3 Jealous Guy (Take 29) 4:21
BR 2-4 It's So Hard (Take 11) 2:42
BR 2-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Take 4 Extended) 9:36
BR 2-6 Gimme Some Truth (Take 4 Extended) 3:40
BR 2-7 Oh My Love (Take 20) 2:47
BR 2-8 How Do You Sleep? (Take 11 Extended) 6:06
BR 2-9 How? (Take 40) 3:49
BR 2-10 Oh Yoko! (Take 1 Extended) 6:11
The Raw Studio Mixes Out-Takes
BR 2-1 Imagine (Take 1) 3:27
BR 2-2 Crippled Inside (Take 2) 5:23
BR 2-3 Crippled Inside (Take 6 Alt Guitar Solo) 3:49
BR 2-4 Jealous Guy (Take 11) 4:39
BR 2-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Take 21) 5:06
BR 2-6 How Do You Sleep? (Take 1) 8:40
BR 2-7 How Do You Sleep? (Takes 6 & 6) 7:02
BR 2-8 How? (Takes 7-10) 6:18
BR 2-9 How? (Take 40 Alt Vocal) 3:46
BR 2-10 Oh Yoko! (Take 1 Tracking Vocal) 6:20
The Elements Mixes From The Master Multitracks
BR 2-1 Imagine (Strings) 2:15
BR 2-2 Crippled Inside (Upright Bass & Drums) 3:39
BR 2-3 Jealous Guy (Piano, Bass & Drums) 4:14
BR 2-4 It's So Hard (Strings) 0:59
BR 2-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Guitar, Bass & Drums) 6:08
BR 2-6 Gimme Some Truth (Electric Piano & Guitar) 3:18
BR 2-7 Oh My Love (Vocals) 1:57
BR 2-8 How Do You Sleep? (Strings) 5:01
BR 2-9 How? (Strings) 3:39
BR 2-10 Oh Yoko! (Acoustic) 4:21
The Evolution Documentary
BR 2-1 Imagine 6:52
BR 2-2 Crippled Inside 3:59
BR 2-3 Jealous Guy 6:15
BR 2-4 It's So Hard 6:49
BR 2-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die 7:06
BR 2-6 Gimme Some Truth 5:12
BR 2-7 Oh My love 7:31
BR 2-8 How Do You Sleep? 8:17
BR 2-9 How? 8:02
BR 2-10 Oh Yoko! 3:56
BR 2-11 Power To The People 5:29
BR 2-12 Well... (Baby Please Don't Go) 3:06
BR 2-13 God Save Us/God Save Oz 8:36
BR 2-14 Do The Oz 2:17
BR 2-15 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 4:05
BR 2-16 Tittenhurst Park 17:22
Imagine John & Yoko - The Elliott Mintz Interviews
BR 2-1 Imagine John & Yoko - The Elliott Mintz Interviews 29:39

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Credits

  • Compilation Producer, Production ManagerSimon Hilton
  • Producer, Creative DirectorYoko Ono

Notes

Made In Germany

The printed tracklisting for Blu-ray 2 "The Raw Studio Mixes Out-Takes" on the back of the case and on the CD wallet skips from track 5 to track 7.

120 page book.

Copies ordered through udiscovermusic.com came with a Theatrical Poster.

Box Dimensions:
Length: 9 7/8" Width: 9 5/8" Depth: 1 1/4"

Weight: 2 lbs. 10.8 oz.

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  • Barcode (Scanned): 602567671268
  • Barcode (Printed): 6 02567 67126 8
  • Label Code: LC01846
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  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 9760
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 9751
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): IFPI 9743
  • Mould SID Code (CD4): IFPI 9757
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  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PAS 10004, 1E 064 ◦ 04914 John Lennon Imagine(LP, Album) Apple Records, Apple Records PAS 10004, 1E 064 ◦ 04914 UK 1971 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46641 2, CD-PAS 10004 John Lennon Imagine(CD, Album, RE) EMI, EMI CDP 7 46641 2, CD-PAS 10004 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
TC-PAS 10004, IE 244 o 04914 John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band* John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band* - Imagine(Cass, Album, RE, Cre) Apple Records, Apple Records TC-PAS 10004, IE 244 o 04914 UK Unknown Sell This Version
8X-PAS 10004, IE 344 04914 John Lennon Imagine(8-Trk, Album) EMI, EMI 8X-PAS 10004, IE 344 04914 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SW-3379 John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band* With The Flux Fiddlers John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band* With The Flux Fiddlers - Imagine(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records SW-3379 US 1983 Sell This Version

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WalkingMan

WalkingMan

January 12, 2019
For easy reference the Blu-Rays have everything on the CD's plus the following that are unique to the Blu-Rays:

The Raw Studio Mixes Out-Takes
BR 2-2 Crippled Inside (Take 2) 5:23
BR 2-3 Crippled Inside (Take 6 Alt Guitar Solo) 3:49
BR 2-8 How? (Takes 7-10) 6:18
BR 2-9 How? (Take 40 Alt Vocal) 3:46
BR 2-10 Oh Yoko! (Take 1 Tracking Vocal) 6:20

The Elements Mixes From The Master Multitracks
BR 2-2 Crippled Inside (Upright Bass & Drums) 3:39
BR 2-4 It's So Hard (Strings) 0:59
BR 2-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Guitar, Bass & Drums) 6:08
BR 2-6 Gimme Some Truth (Electric Piano & Guitar) 3:18
BR 2-8 How Do You Sleep? (Strings) 5:01
BR 2-10 Oh Yoko! (Acoustic) 4:21

The Evolution Documentary
BR 2-11 Power To The People 5:29
BR 2-12 Well... (Baby Please Don't Go) 3:06
BR 2-13 God Save Us/God Save Oz 8:36
BR 2-14 Do The Oz 2:17
BR 2-15 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 4:05
BR 2-16 Tittenhurst Park 17:22

Imagine John & Yoko - The Elliott Mintz Interviews
BR 2-1 Imagine John & Yoko - The Elliott Mintz Interviews 29:39

Also of course the CD's also only have 16/44.1 Stereo (or Mono) whereas the Blu-Ray's use 24/96 Stereo (or Mono), and also have 5.1 and Quad multichannel mixes.
streetmouse

streetmouse

October 6, 2018

With the variety of reissues, remasters and tweaking that’s been going on in music as of late, especially with the brilliant work done by Steve Hoffman on the Steely Dan albums, methinks it might be better to begin with the negative aspects first. Those aspects would revolve around the amount of material delivered here, where what I was hoping for was simply an actual ‘better’ mix of the songs, not nearly five versions of each track, totally around sixty-one in all.

Granted, most listens today weren’t around nearly fifty years ago when this Lennon’s album Imagine was released, meaning that those of us who were will probably hear the difference in quality immediately. Yet the powers that be have loaded an over abundance of material on the world, everything from the original mono recordings, to outtakes, to explorative recordings. The question that keeps circling in my head is ”Why?” Of course this additional material is fun, perhaps once, leaving me to feel that someone somewhere is trying to convince me of the brilliance and value for owning this collection, though I tell you, as Lennon himself sings, ”Just give me the truth …,” just give me the album, allow me to be the judge. And for those of you who weren’t there then, that material is all easy enough to find if you wish to make side by side comparisons.

The hype goes as such: A truly unique expanded edition of one of the most iconic albums of all time. This new edition takes us on incredibly personal journey through the entire songwriting and recording process - from the very first writing and demo sessions at John's home studio at Tittenhurst Park through to the final co-production with Phil Spector - providing a remarkable testament of the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their own words. Super Deluxe version includes 4 CDs (new stereo mix, outtakes, raw studio recordings, track-by-track) and 2 Blu-rays (5.1 surround mixes, HD audio, Elements mixes, Elliot Minz audio documentary). Imagine: The Ultimate Collection (CD) (Includes Blu-ray)

There’s absolutely no way to enjoy these new mixes without dropping the old material and burning your own disc of the Ultimate Mixes only. There are a number of things that could have been done … the Ultimate Mixes could have been packaged and housed in a lovingly created small box (about the size of a CD case) laced with super images, liner notes, lyrics and filled treats that would actually make the outing a sparkling listening experience. Now that’s something I cold get behind. Instead we’re given a vinyl album size collection filled with six compact discs and a large book (which is cool), though the issue is, most people have no where to store such collections, nor for the most part do they want them, with large box-like things always getting trampled and crushed underfoot or while storing. Of course there’s the ultimate ultimate box set that includes much of this on black and clear vinyl. So, you’re going to have to decide how happy or how sad you are with the package. Me? I would have been delighted with the aforementioned box I described, or perhaps simply a reissue of the LP as a gatefold on light blue vinyl with a full sized booklet; after all, at the end of the day its all about the music.

Now the good news, and it’s sad that good news doesn’t take up as much space. The new mixes sound great, every fan should take a listen as I’m hearing instruments I’d not heard on the original release, though if these are newly added or simply brought front and center I can not attest to, yet they do sound great, with the entire remix of the formal album sounding more vast, spacious and unrestricted. I imagine that sooner or later I’ll be afforded the opportunity of these new mixes as a vinyl package only, and that I’m sure most people like myself, those of us who were there then, will I’ll jump on.

Please, music is supposed to be fun, it’s not a history lesson of the times, I’ll give that to you in reviews, where as I’ve suggested, in reality one doesn’t want a massive collection such as this … as good as it is, it’s for the hardcore collector only, I’m not shelling out nearly $100 (my copy slid under the door as a promotional item) when all I actually wish is the original album cleaned up and tweaked to perfection. Truth be told, there’s something about the original album that has stood the test of time for me. I can remember when stereo sound stepped front and center, when mono was consider irrelevant, when Elvis Presley’s original mono recordings were converted to stereo and they tossed out with the trash, only to be saved from the dumpster, and now stand as a shining light for the brilliance of setting up a mono studio recoding space and the resolve of that sound, an art that has nearly been forgotten.

So yes, this is a huge boxed set, an yes, the new sound quality is sensational, and it’s not that outrageously priced, yet in the end, when all is said and done, there are but ten songs that I want out of the sixty-one, from this Lennon’s second album originally released in September of 1971, an album that was already more heavily produced and raw than John’s initial outing, one where his old bandmate George Harrison joins him, where at the time of the original release, Rolling Stone magazine suggested that the album was overly produced, yet sparse, infused with some good material, though Lennon’s posturing would soon make him irrelevant.

There’s a lot here, a lot to love, a lot to dislike and mistrust. It’s going to take me several weeks to shake it all out, though most likely, it’s only those ten remastered tracks that will hold my attention, meaning, the remastered songs rate 5 Stars, the entire package merely 3.

Review by Jenell Kesler