Upcoming John Lennon Imagine release out 2018

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  1. mikecarrera

    mikecarrera Forum Resident Thread Starter

    [Moderator note: Continues discussion from this thread: Beatles "White Album" and John Lennon 'Imagine' - Expanded Reissues Due In 2018* ]

    Another calendar date filled out in my schedule




    Bonus audio tracks and there is talk about a DVD/BLU RAY

    Out October 9, 2018.

    More info to come and official announcement also expected soon. We can start speculating right now

    The press release for the book:

    In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono conceived and recorded the critically acclaimed album Imagine at their Georgian country home, Tittenhurst Park, in Berkshire, England, and in the state-of-the-art studio they built in the grounds and at the Record Plant in New York. The lyrics of its title track were inspired by Yoko Ono's 'event scores' in her 1964 book Grapefruit, and she was officially co-credited as writer in June 2017.

    Imagine tells the story of John & Yoko's life, work and relationship during this intensely creative period. It transports readers to home and working environments through artfully compiled narrative film stills, Yoko's closely guarded archive photos and artefacts, and stitched-together panoramas taken from outtake film footage that recreate the interiors in evocative detail. Each chapter and song is introduced with text by John & Yoko compiled from published and unpublished sources and complemented by comments from Yoko today. Fresh insights are provided by musicians, engineers and staff who took part, many of whom feature on the inner sleeve's enigmatic picture wheel, in which the identities are finally revealed. All the minutiae is examined: the locations, the key players, the music and lyrics, the production techniques and the artworks - including the creative process behind the double exposure polaroids used on the album cover.

    With a message as universal and pertinent today as it was when the album was created, Imagine cements John and Yoko's place in cultural history.

    [Moderator note: Images were watermarked and have been removed from post in deference to rights holders]
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  2. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

    Campbell, CA
    I am so in! :righton:
  3. Mo0g

    Mo0g Forum Resident

    I would love a stripped version of this.
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  4. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    So, what is it..one disc?!?!?...of music?
  5. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    I have every re-issue of this album (including an original '71 copy and the RSD box)I could get my hands on. I've always loved (and preferred) the Peter Cobbin remix to the original, though. I can't wait to hear what a new remix will sound like.
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  6. mikecarrera

    mikecarrera Forum Resident Thread Starter

    we will get more info regarding the audio contents soon, what it's public now: it will be a new remix.
    The book info is starting to appear at many places as we speak, so it's not secret, don't worry Apple! Don't be afraid!
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  7. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
    Wow, another remix of Imagine. What the world was waiting for.

    And the first release with Yoko credited as co-author of the title track.

    I imagine no one will be able to resist.
  8. joeislive

    joeislive Forum Resident

    Is the book part of a box set or sold separate?
  9. mikecarrera

    mikecarrera Forum Resident Thread Starter

  10. I use to have the laserdisc of this album. It sounded great and there was a video for every song.

    John Lennon - Imagine
  11. Bathory

    Bathory 30 yr Single Malt, not just for breakfast anymore

    i thought Yoko had money ??

    does she really need more ?

    yeah, yeah, im in as well.........
  12. joeislive

    joeislive Forum Resident

    Curious about the bonus audio for sure. Is there still anything left after Lost Lennon Tapes or Anthology?
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  13. noname74

    noname74 We The North.

    Is it too early to request DR Numbers?
  14. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    Me too. It could just be a handful of some of the previously released outtakes. Or it could be some unreleased material.

    But if the whole package is limited to 1 CD, including the remixed album, there wouldn't be too much extra audio.
  15. Musician95616

    Musician95616 Forum Resident

    Davis, Ca
    Is this necessary?
  16. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    The thread? Yes.

    Another release of Imagine? Questionable.

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  17. andy75

    andy75 Forum Resident

    Really love Imagine but I think the original mix is perfect as it is. Have a UK vinyl and a 2010 CD. I think I skip this. If this new version includes interesting outtakes, I might be in.
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  18. stollar

    stollar Forum Resident

    Bærum Norway
    Imagine a world with zero re-releases.
  19. Diamond Star Halo

    Diamond Star Halo Forum Resident

    Imagine there’s no Yoko......
  20. Claus

    Claus Foodie Racer

    The original mix is great, another "milk the cow" release.
  21. stollar

    stollar Forum Resident

    Bærum Norway
    Imagine if we would get Yoko Bono instead.
  22. Bathory

    Bathory 30 yr Single Malt, not just for breakfast anymore


    she did, she has kids :)
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  23. Shawn

    Shawn Forum Resident

    If there is a Blu-ray audio, throw the quad mix on there please.
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  24. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
    Any word on whether Yoko was successful in getting her name added to the writing credits of Happy Together?
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  25. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Toulouse, France
    Or Yoko Pro-Bono. Every Lennon-Ono release for free!

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