Imagine is the second studio album by John Lennon after his departure from the Beatles. Recorded and released in 1971, the album's musical arrangements are more elaborate compared to the basic, small-group arrangements of his first album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. Imagine is the most popular of Lennon's solo albums and the title track is considered by many to be one of Lennon's finest songs. In 2012, the album was voted 80th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
John’s first post-Beatles album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, had emerged in late 1970 to critical praise but only muted approval in the marketplace. The conclusions were, to him, pretty obvious. He might be a trail-blazer in all kinds of ways, but he was at heart a populist – an artist but also an entertainer. The task was to frame his ideas in music that listeners loved and took inside their hearts. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band had been admired, but often from a distance.
John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band – Imagine. Label: Selles – SELL 1302. Format: CD, Album, Remastered, Unofficial Release. Unofficial Polish release. No info about year is stated but it could be assumed that's no earlier than 1998 and no later than 2001 (the closure of Selles Records).
After the harrowing Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon returned to calmer, more conventional territory with Imagine. While the album had a softer surface, it was only marginally less confessional than its predecessor. Underneath the sweet strings of "Jealous Guy" lies a broken and scared man, the jaunty "Crippled Inside" is a mocking assault at an acquaintance, and "Imagine" is a paean for peace in a world with no gods, possessions, or classes, where everyone is equal. And Lennon doesn't shy away from the hard rockers - "How Do You Sleep" is a scathing.
Listen free to John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band (Mother - 2010 - Remaster, Hold On - 2010 - Remaster and more). Plastic Ono Band is the début solo album by English rock musician John Lennon. The album was recorded simultaneously with Yoko Ono's debut avant garde solo album Yoko Ono, Plastic Ono Band at Ascot Sound Studios and Abbey Road Studios using the same musicians and production team, and.
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Notes from Lennon Legend DVD: A brand new transfer, taken from a first-generation 35mm inter-negative of the original 16mm Imagine film negative. Restored and remastered for the very first time in a stunning new digital transfer. Directed by John & Yoko, this was originally filmed on 22 July 1971, and is now seen with its full original intro sequence.
|4||It's So Hard||2:25|
|5||I Don't Want To Be A Soldier||6:06|
|6||Give Me Some Truth||3:11|
|7||Oh My Love||2:44|
|8||How Do You Sleep||5:33|
- Remastered At – Artvox Mastering Studio
- Artwork By – Marek Maliszewski
- Composed By – John Lennon, John Lennon & Yoko Ono (tracks: 7)
- Written-By [Uncredited] – Yoko Ono (tracks: 1)
NotesUnofficial Polish release. It gives a credit to Plastic Ono Band on the cover and composers' ones but nothing else. This one could be available in shops as Selles also had a magazine with CDs (not every Selles release have a barcode). No info about year is stated but it could be assumed that's no earlier than 1998 and no later than 2001 (the closure of Selles Records).
Total time: 39'06
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5908260413026
- Matrix / Runout: Selles Records SELL 1302 *S 1619*
- Rights Society: ZAiKS-BIEM
- Other (SPARS Code): AAD
|PAS 10004, 1E 064 ◦ 04914||John Lennon||Imagine (LP, Album)||Apple Records, Apple Records||PAS 10004, 1E 064 ◦ 04914||UK||1971|
|CDP 7 46641 2, CD-PAS 10004||John Lennon||Imagine (CD, Album, RE)||EMI, EMI||CDP 7 46641 2, CD-PAS 10004||Europe||1987|
|TC-PAS 10004, IE 244 o 04914||John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band*||John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band* - Imagine (Cass, Album, RE, Cre)||Apple Records, Apple Records||TC-PAS 10004, IE 244 o 04914||UK||Unknown|
|8X-PAS 10004, IE 344 04914||John Lennon||Imagine (8-Trk, Album)||EMI, EMI||8X-PAS 10004, IE 344 04914||UK||Unknown|
|SW-3379||John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band* With The Flux Fiddlers||John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band* With The Flux Fiddlers - Imagine (LP, Album, RE)||Capitol Records||SW-3379||US||1983|