Upcoming John Lennon Imagine release out 2018

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mikecarrera, Jun 3, 2018.

  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 Each chapter and song is introduced with text by John & Yoko compiled from published and unpublished sources and complemented by comments from Yoko today.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.

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  2. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

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

    Mo0g Forum Resident

    I would love a stripped version of this.
  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.
  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 Senior Member

    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 Streets Ahead

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

    joeislive Streets Ahead

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

    noname74 Allegedly Canadian

    Is it too early to request DR Numbers?
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  13. 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.
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  14. Musician95616

    Musician95616 Forum Resident

    Davis, CA
    Is this necessary?
  15. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    The thread? Yes.

    Another release of Imagine? Questionable.

  16. 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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  17. stollar

    stollar Forum Resident

    Bærum Norway
    Imagine a world with zero re-releases.
  18. Claus

    Claus Senior Member

    The original mix is great, another "milk the cow" release.
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  19. If there is a Blu-ray audio, throw the quad mix on there please.
  20. Joey_Corleone

    Joey_Corleone Forum Resident

    Rockford, MI
    I have a US original, Lennon signature box, 2000 era remix, and MoFi vinyl from 1984. For that reason.....I’m out.
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  21. toddfan

    toddfan Forum Resident

    Overland Park, KS
    Just placed my pre-order for the hard cover book at Amazon.
  22. Ray Blend

    Ray Blend perfectly calm

    The Midwest
    I have a US original. For that reason.....I’m out.
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  23. A well respected man

    A well respected man Some Mother's Son

    Madrid, Spain
    I guess that might be the main reason for the reissue. Because it's obvious a remix wasn't needed, after the good results of the 2000 Cobbin. As for out-takes, we've had plenty, I don't think there's anything too relevant.

    If you read the back of the book, it says that Imagine is "one of the most important collaborations of the twentieth century". So again, a Yoko-centered rewriting of history. What an ego.
  24. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    Unless they do a duets album with Snoop Dogg, Miss Piggy, etc. and let Kanye remix the album I am not interested.
  25. onlyconnect

    onlyconnect The prose and the passion

    Winchester, UK
    Money for rope?


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