John Lennon ‎– Imagine

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
R 6009 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single) Apple Records R 6009 UK 1975 Sell This Version
R 6009 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single) Apple Records R 6009 UK 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-05 992 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single) Apple Records 1C 006-05 992 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1A 006-04940 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single) Apple Records 1A 006-04940 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
R 6009 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single) Apple Records R 6009 UK 1975 Sell This Version
EAR-10880 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single) Apple Records EAR-10880 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
R 6009 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single) Apple Records R 6009 UK 1975 Sell This Version
R 6009 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single) Apple Records R 6009 UK 1975 Sell This Version
R 6009 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single) Apple Records R 6009 Ireland 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-05 992 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single) Apple Records 1C 006-05 992 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
R 6009 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single, Promo) Apple Records R 6009 UK 1975 Sell This Version
R 6009 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single, Sol) Apple Records R 6009 UK 1975 Sell This Version
R 6009 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single, Sol) Apple Records R 6009 UK 1975 Sell This Version
R 6009 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single, sol) Apple Records R 6009 UK 1975 Sell This Version
R 6009 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single, RE) Apple Records R 6009 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
1C 052-05 992 YZ John Lennon Imagine / Working Class Hero(12", Maxi) Apple Records 1C 052-05 992 YZ Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1 C 052-05 992 YZ, R 6009 John Lennon Imagine / Working Class Hero(12", TP) EMI Electrola, Apple Records 1 C 052-05 992 YZ, R 6009 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
R 6009 John Lennon Imagine / Working Class Hero(7", Single, RE) Parlophone R 6009 UK 1985 Sell This Version
006-20 4473 7 John Lennon Imagine(7", Single, RE) Parlophone 006-20 4473 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
IMAGINE 001 John Lennon Imagine(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Parlophone IMAGINE 001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
1 C 006-05 992 John Lennon Imagine (7", Single) Apple Records 1 C 006-05 992 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
31C 006 05992Y John Lennon Imagine(7", Single) Apple Records 31C 006 05992Y Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

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tinytog

tinytog

January 17, 2016
referencing Imagine, 7", Single, R 6009
Has this release got "Remember Love" by "Plastic Ono Band" on the B side ?
Groovemaster-DJ

Groovemaster-DJ

December 23, 2014
referencing Imagine / Working Class Hero, 12", Maxi, 1C 052-05 992 YZ
Note that this was a posthumous release and followed the coupling released by UK EMI-Apple in 1975 as the tie-in/teaser for the John Lennon Shaved Fish compilation. "Imagine/Working Class Hero"

"Imagine" had not been previously released as a single in the UK back in 1971, when, it was all released-in territories, coupled with "It's So Hard"

To add to the confusion, in 1976 Germany Electrola-EMI re-released their 1971 "Imagine/It's So Hard" coupling, but now, as a first time 12" Maxi Single, (they also in 1976 released The Plastic Ono Band "Give Peace A Chance/Remember Love" as a first time 12" Maxi Single)
jadedtom

jadedtom

June 5, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Imagine, 7", Single, 1C 006-05 992
John Lennon once made the comment that "Elvis died when he went into the army". I submit that Johnny died the day he married Yoko. I understand this song is cherished by so many Lennon and Beatle fans. Personally, I prefer the old jingle "I'd Like to Buy the World A Coke".
One thing I cannot tolerate in lyrical content are endless platitudes. Think of Peter Cetera's "Glory of Love". A chimpanzee could have written it.
As I have aged, I have no use for idealism. I find it but a synonym for naiveté. The Nick Lowe-written Elvis Costello song "What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?" is a much more clever song than "Imagine".
Lennon's lyrics challenge the sovereignty of nations (as the whole world moves into Third World Nation status this is clearly a hippie's hashpipe dream) and ushered in a generation of 'hipper than thou' atheists. To hell with God, let's deify trees and plants and flowers and mosquitos.
Oh how I miss the angry young man John with his "Sexy Sadies" and "You Can't Do Thats" and the inspired intelligence behind his great "Happiness is a Warm Gun", "I Am The Walrus" and "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away". Lennon, at his peak, was cynical and knowing. "Revolution" is a very honest song: "But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you aint gonna make it with anyone anyhow."
As the castrated husband of the silly Yoko Ono, Lennon was way past his artistic peak. He pretty much alludes to this in "Watching the Wheels". Leave it to Johnny to remain brutally honest.
But "Imagine" is so empty and so false. "Imagine no possessions"? Give me a break. I'll let you LOOK at my Beatle albums, but I OWN them, get it? They are I ME MINE! Ha ha. And if you look at YOUR real world, you have possessions and you are damn proud of them. Lennon liked his Rolls Royces. Speak ill of Elvis all you want, at least he gave Cadillacs away to some people.
This song is no harmless piece of fluff, as silly as the lyrics are. As sure as John Denver sold the Rocky Mountain High to thousands of people, so does Lennon here prop up and renew the silly hippie myth of life. I guess people need romance and are compelled (driven?) to sentimentalize old times. The sixties saw the apex of pop music, and I lived through them--I was even a hippy once. But I seem to recall an awful lot of assassinations, a war in which many were killed and those that weren't came back and were spat upon and called "babykillers" by the "intellectual" hippies. Not to mention race riots.
I see by other reviews of this song that most of the 'critics' are hippies themselves. Of course they love this song. It's almost like wearing bellbottoms and smelling of patchouli. The song is a pinnacle of propaganda.
Groovy, baby, groovy.
I feel very fortunate I was there when the Beatles first appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show". Believe it or not, I am one of the biggest Beatlemaniacs I know. McCartney and Lennon opened up a world of music to me that has kept me relatively happy and sane/insane!
I guess people like reruns. But to cling to the past, to learn nothing from history is truly demented. Last I looked, we're just repeating history except the president is black. Yippee!
On another note, England has constructed a "John Winston Lennon" airport. There is a plaque emblazoned with the words: "Above us, only sky." How touching. I don't know about you, but when I'm getting on an airplane, I would like to be allowed to believe in a deity that might ensure a safe trip.
It's a shame John Lennon is remembered so well for one of his worst songs. Kind of reminds me that Chuck Berry's only 'hit' was the unfunny "My Ding-A-Ling". This was his reward after years of constructing pop tunes filled with wonderful poetry. Just shows to go you what the masses want. If they all want it, hold it under suspicion.
But keep playing "Imagine" and keep imagining and hoping and wishing. Turn me on, dead man.
manchester

manchester

September 21, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Imagine, 7", Single, 1C 006-05 992

I can remember listening to 'Imagine' as a young kid and it moving me so much. That hasn't changed today. OK it has been played to death over the years sometimes but the words never lose their magnificent power. If only World Leaders like that imbecile Son Of a Bush could take heed and listen to the lyrics, then again he wouldn't understand them anyway, they would be far too deep and meaningful for that thick bast**d.