John Lennon ‎– Imagine

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Apple Records ‎– PAS 10004, Apple Records ‎– 1E 064 ◦ 04914
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A1 Imagine
Bass – Klaus VoormannDrums – Alan WhitePiano [S] – John LennonWritten-By [Uncredited] – Yoko Ono
2:59
A2 Crippled Inside
Acoustic Guitar – John Tout (2), Rod Linton, Ted TurnerDobro – George HarrisonDouble Bass [Upright] – Klaus Voormann, Steve BrendellElectric Guitar – John LennonPiano – Nicky Hopkins
3:43
A3 Jealous Guy
Bass – Klaus VoormannDrums – Jim KeltnerGuitar, Whistling – John LennonHarmonium – John BarhamOther [Good Vibes] – Alan White
4:10
A4 It's So Hard
Bass – Klaus VoormannDrums – Jim GordonGuitar – John LennonSaxophone – King Curtis
2:22
A5 I Don't Want To Be A Soldier
Acoustic Guitar – Joey Badfinger, Tommy BadfingerBass – Klaus VoormannDrums – Jim KeltnerGuitar – John LennonMaracas – Steve BrendellPiano – Nicky HopkinsSaxophone [S] – King CurtisSlide Guitar – George HarrisonTambourine – Mike Pinder
6:01
B1 Give Me Some Truth
Acoustic Guitar – Andy*, Rod LintonBass [S] – Klaus VoormannDrums – Alan WhiteGuitar [S] – John LennonLead Guitar – George HarrisonPiano – Nicky Hopkins
3:11
B2 Oh My Love
Bass – Klaus VoormannDrums, Cymbal [Tibetan] – Alan WhiteElectric Piano – Nicky HopkinsGuitar – George HarrisonPiano – John LennonWritten-By – Ono*
2:40
B3 How Do You Sleep?
Bass – Klaus VoormannDrums – Alan WhiteGuitar – John LennonPiano – Nicky HopkinsSlide Guitar – George Harrison
5:29
B4 How?
Bass – Klaus VoormannDrums – Alan WhitePiano – John Lennon, Nicky HopkinsVibraphone [Vibes] – John Barham
3:37
B5 Oh Yoko!
Acoustic Guitar – Andy*, Rod LintonBass – Klaus VoormannDrums – Alan WhiteGuitar, Mouth Organ – John LennonPiano – Nicky Hopkins
4:18

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Issued on custom Apple labels in a laminated sleeve with printed inner, poster and postcard.
Inner sleeve has credits in a spiral, with artist photos; flipside has lyrics in a 'starburst' style, printed black on non-punched, unlined white paper. "Patent No.1,125,555 Made In Great Britain".

1st Press with Pinched Spine Cover.

The inner sleeve & label titles this release "Imagine: John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band (With The Flux Fiddlers*)"
*Most likely the ensemble of strings arranged by Torrie Zito

All songs published by Northern Songs. NCB
B2* joint copyright claimed by Ono Music Ltd. (* written 1968)

Inner sleeve credits "the j & p duo" on track B5.

A5 is titled "I Don't Want To Be A Soldier I Don't Want To Die" on wallet.
B1 is titled "Gimme Some Truth" on wallet.

Alan White appears courtesy of Wizard Records Ltd.

Ascot Studios was Lennon's studio at his UK home, Tittenhurst Park.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, label): YEX.865
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, label): YEX.866
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): YEX 865-1U (stamped) PORKY (etched)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): YEX 866-1U (stamped) PECKO (etched)
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1: A-side runout, mother 9 o'clock): 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1: A-side runout, stamper 3 o'clock): GO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1: B-side runout, mother 9 o'clock): 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1: B-ride runout, stamper 3 o'clock): ML
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2: A-side runout, stamper 3 o'clock): 11 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2: A-side runout, mother 9 o'clock): 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2: B-side runout, stamper 3 o'clock): TR
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2: B-side runout, mother 9 o'clock): 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3: A-side runout, mother 9 o'clock): 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3: A-Side runout, stamper 3 o'clock): RDT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3: B-side runout, mother 9 o'clock): 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3: B-side runout, stamper 3 o'clock): RAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 4: A-side runout, mother 9 o'clock): ■5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 4: A-Side runout, stamper 3 o'clock): CD L
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 4: B-side runout, mother 9 o'clock): 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 4: B-side runout, stamper 3 o'clock): CD ll
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 5: A-side runout, stamper 8 o'clock): RHH
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 5: B-side runout, stamper 8 o'clock): RHD
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 6: A-side runout, mother 9 o'clock): 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 6: A-Side runout, stamper 3 o'clock): OP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 6: B-side runout, mother 9 o'clock): 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 6: B-side runout, stamper 3 o'clock): CRA
  • Rights Society: NCB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): YEX 865 - 2U
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 7:Side A): PT 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 7: Side B): LL 3

Other Versions (5 of 365) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1 J 344-04.914 John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band* With The Flux Fiddlers John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band* With The Flux Fiddlers - Imagine(8-Trk, Album) Odeon 1 J 344-04.914 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
C 60—08729-30 Джон Леннон* Imagine(LP, Album, RE) Мелодия C 60—08729-30 USSR 1977 Sell This Version
064-10 4914 1 John Lennon Imagine(LP, Album, RE) Parlophone 064-10 4914 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
PAS 10004 John Lennon Imagine(LP, Album) Apple Records PAS 10004 India Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 46641 2, CD-PAS 10004 John Lennon Imagine(CD, Album, RE) Apple Records, Apple Records CDP 7 46641 2, CD-PAS 10004 Europe 1992 Sell This Version

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AllNightLong1966

AllNightLong1966

September 9, 2020

1971's Imagine features more lavish production than John Lennon's minimalistic solo debut, however, its emotions are exactly as hard-hitting. The title cut's canny combination of iconoclasm and utopianism is set to one of the ex-Beatle's most heart-rending melodies, however, its neighbors are impressive equally. Lennon's rejection of political tricksters on the stomping, growling "Gimmie Some Truth" is invigorated by George Harrison's signature slide licks. The infamous "How Do You Sleep?"—set to inauspicious strings and jagged guitars —remains one of the most scathing excoriations ever waxed.
fred.cordiano

fred.cordiano

January 5, 2020
What kind of poster was included in the original UK Vinyl Release ?
Thanks
Oh, by the way STILL A GREAT ALBUM
GOD BLESS YOU JOHNNY
baelfire12

baelfire12

January 19, 2019
A record worth 5/5 stars just for George Harrison playing slide guitar on John's sonic blue Fender Stratocaster on "How Do You Sleep?"
battez

battez

December 18, 2018
I have a copy but the inner is a transparent poly sleeve with "Important Notice" EMI text - does this mean the printer inner is missing or that its release just never had one? I think the latter as the postcard and poster are mint condition and it would surprise me that the inner had been lost. (I inheriteed this from someone admirably careful with their records).
mikkris

mikkris

October 7, 2017

Got one, Made in Sweden on label. Matrix 7C 062 04914A. Plain white inner, no poster or postcard.Not on discogs.
harakeric69

harakeric69

July 2, 2017

speaking of classic : befuddled spirit in free wheel *****
gerusic

gerusic

May 29, 2017

I had SEALED UK issue with matt cover. I opened to check the press and I found matrix from 1st press:
Matrix / Runout (Variation 1: B-side run-out, stamped): YEX 866-1U
Matrix / Runout (Variation 2: A-side run-out, stamped): YEX 865-2U
Wow! So if you have matt cover it maybe 1st press and not re-press of 80th.
Blobb_Records

Blobb_Records

March 23, 2017

Such a fantastic album. Every song is so strong! Together with Plastic Ono, in my opinion the best two post Beatles albums. Massive depth of feeling.
jonnydavidharris

jonnydavidharris

June 23, 2015
35years have passed away since music really really died or did it ,the answer is no one more more missed legend of John God Lennon .He scared the shit and crap out of the authorities and I will always never ever forget what John God Lennon did in his time on planet earth .The writing skills are still in a class of there own,compare it to the total non entities of now eg boy bands,hip hop just absolutely nothing nothing to at all phones fakers z rated ,Compared to politicians,bankers,modern day corporate cripples and yuppies what do they stand for absolutely nothing,to leave a lasting legacy.John will be remembered this lot won't .Paul McCartney misses him desperately,Yoko and Sean Julian all still miss the shoes that will never never be filled.When this planet especially today needed John God Lennon his music,caustic brilliant comments mean more than today than the corporate money shagging bankers,politicians,and ANALysts who have the charm of what flows through the sewers.Today's kid's shouldn't be brainwashed by this lot .Listen to the badge,listen to the music he left ,listen to Working class hero made in 1970s if any anthem of music la so caustic to the core it's this for the generations of the future.Bye for now a real lover of true true bastard music.
Simonwho

Simonwho

May 26, 2014
The 'Andy' who plays guitar on two tracks here is Andy Davis, or Andrew Cresswell-Davis to give him his full name, of Stackridge / The Korgis / Andy Davis Band / DLM fame. He also played in the touring line-up of Goldhfrapp at one time, prior to the successful regrouping of Stackridge, who continue to play to delighted audiences today.