New John Lennon release on the horizon?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by beatleroadie, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. beatleroadie

    beatleroadie Forum Resident Thread Starter

    So, it's been 7 years since the Signature Box and the Double Fantasy Stripped projects were released. Does anyone think there should be some type of new Lennon product in the next year or two? If so, what might it be?

    Not another "Best Of."

    Could we get a remixed/reconfigured Live in New York City album? Maybe something new done with the Menlove Avenue tracks or other outtakes still in the vaults?

    Seems like the Lennon Estate puts something out at least every decade, so I think by 2018 we are just about due!
  2. BlueJay

    BlueJay Forum Resident

    A new book by Yoko Ono about the recording of the 'Imagine' album (and presumably the companion 'Fly' album) has just be announced for release in October 2018. Perhaps we'll get an accompanying immersion set based on the sessions done at their Tittenhurst home for both these albums. There ought to be something left in the vaults.
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  3. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    Recently I looked for the Lennon Anthology box, which reportedly is out-of-print since years. So, actually I hope for some reissue of this.

    Hmm, an Imagine box set would be awesome!
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  4. RockRoom

    RockRoom Experienced

    Upstate NY
    It's way past time for a comprehensive 'Live In NYC' CD/DVD set. All of the afternoon/evening performances plus the Willowbrook rehearsals added in for a deluxe edition aspect. Could even include the Ann Arbor J. Sinclair benefit stuff. Maybe someone will know the answer, but it is just crazy that these NYC shows have not been released. But to answer the OP question, will we see it in 18? Probably not.
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  5. RockRoom

    RockRoom Experienced

    Upstate NY
    IMO, I also think the Estate has missed the bus with not releasing a Bermuda 80 set of Lennon's demos. Instead we get the marginal 'Acoustic' release. A small 1 or two disc collection of JL's Bermuda demos placed in a reasonable running order with Lennon's period specific drawings seems like a no brainer. They did do that 'Bermuda Tapes for iphone or some rubbish right? I guess that went over well.
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  6. Joey_Corleone

    Joey_Corleone Forum Resident

    Rockford, MI
    I'm happy with the Signature box myself at least from the music side of things. I think it was a case where they did a pretty darn good job with the sound. I wish original mixes had been included but I have original vinyl to cover that if need be.
  7. ash1

    ash1 Forum Resident

    bristol uk
    I want the 1957 St Peters Church tape in full please. Like er, all two songs. Historical significance and all that. Why not ?
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  8. DetroitDoomsayer

    DetroitDoomsayer Forum Middle Child

    Detroit, Michigan
    The signature box does use the original mixes.
  9. anthontherun

    anthontherun Forum Resident

    Jack Douglas was reportedly working on a revamped Live in NYC a few years back but it's been a while since we've had any updates on that. Hopefully they don't feel a need to wait for the 50th anniversary.

    There seems to be a tendency for a major release every 5 years in the fall to coincide with John's birthday. There was a vinyl box in 2015 so they may be waiting until 2020 for the next big one.
  10. jmxw

    jmxw Forum Resident

    ithaca, ny
    They would not include *all* the 'Live In NYC' tracks plus Willowbrook rehearsals plus Ann Arbor stuff in one package. If they release too much stuff at once, they might run out eventually...

    [I'm usually not that cynical, but.. he just hasn't recording anything new lately..]
  11. RockRoom

    RockRoom Experienced

    Upstate NY
    Agreed, but with Super Deluxe Editions being 'in', and the SLOW JL release schedule, it could be a nice prospective release. It's not like there is much left in the JL vaults. They mined a lot (most) of this stuff during the Lost Lennon Tapes series including the One to One shows. I would hope if the estate WAS going to release the One to One shows its not in piecemeal fashion. The Willowbrook warmups I feel help to create the bigger picture of the event. Yea, Ann Arbor may be a bit much. ;)
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  12. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

    Campbell, CA
    This thread title is misleading.
  13. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    Would fit to an expanded Beatles Anthology series release.
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  14. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    Not if the first response was, "No, haven't heard anything."
  15. MHP

    MHP Forum Resident

    A 'Rarities' release of odds and ends, former bonus tracks and single edits, would be nice.
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  16. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

    baltimore maryland
    I'd like to see all the solo albums get a deluxe treatment with surround mixes, outtakes, video from the era etc. each released individually so serious fans can choose which albums they'd like and doesn't force people to endure stuff like SINYC unless they really want to:)
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  17. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    You beat me to it.
  18. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    Actually, I'd love a vinyl box set of the Remixed versions of all his albums. MFSL did three of them and stopped...and now they're impossible to get sealed except for some ridiculous E bay price. I do have POB and Imagine but I'd love the remixed versions of the others on new vinyl as well.
  19. DetroitDoomsayer

    DetroitDoomsayer Forum Middle Child

    Detroit, Michigan
    For those of us CD listeners:

    We sure could use a Plastic Ono Band-Live Peace In Toronto in it's original mix. Plus I would love to have a complete singles collection with correct single mixes and b-sides.
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  20. helter

    helter Forum Resident

    Other than John Lennon’s diaries .....not much left that excites me
    I think I’ve heard all the cassette demos ....
    You can only play those so many times
  21. joeislive

    joeislive Streets Ahead

    They should have a podcast on iTunes that replays all the Lost Lennon Tapes episodes for posterity. Other then that another anthology size box would be awesome and a Live In NYC blu ray is long overdue.
  22. Orion XXV

    Orion XXV Music Enthusiast

    Could always get a remix of Two Virgins.

    Nah... let's pretend I didn't say that.
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  23. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    We've already got the stripped back version.
  24. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

    Back and front
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  25. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana jazz vinyl addict

    The signature box was the original mixes. The remixes were on the previous cds.

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