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4 Oct 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Oct 2010
  • Release Date: 1 Oct 2010
  • Label: EMI UK Beatles
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 EMI Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 39:43
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  • ASIN: B0043RINYG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,244 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Raymond Porter on 22 Sep 2011
Format: Audio CD
Imagine is one of my favourite albums and my favourite John Lennon album.
Recorded in his home studio (Ascot Sound Studios in Tittenhurst Park)in 1971 it reached number one in the US and UK charts.

The Band : John Lennon, George Harrison' Klaus Voorman, Alan White, Nicky Hopkins and others.

Producer : John Lennon/Phil Spector.

Composer : John Lennon, except "Oh my love" which is credited Lennon/Ono.

The songs :

1 Imagine : The title track became Lennon's signature song and was written as a plea for peace. It was inspired by a poem by Yoko and musically influened by "Beethovan's" "Moonlight sonata". It is a simple and beautiful song with a lyric which asks the listener to consider what the world could be like, stripped of what he see's as distractions to peace. Imagine is a plea for the unity of all the peoples of the world and an imagination of how this could be done without the constraints of religion or politics. 5/5

2 Crippled Inside : Great rocker of a song with a fantastic lyric which states that however you project yourself to the outside world there is one thing you can't hide. It's when you're crippled inside. George Harrisons playing of a "Dobro" (stringed instrument) on this track is worthy of special notice. 4/5

3 Jealous Guy : The music was written in 1968 and was originally composed as "Child of Nature" during the songwriting sessions in India in 1968 that led to The Beatles' double-album The Beatles. The lyric and title were re-written in 1971 and the result is a song of great sensitivity, pain and beauty. 5/5

4 It's So Hard : Great funky Blues track, "sometimes I feel like going down". King Curtis overdubbed some great sax in "New York" during the final mixing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Nov 1999
Format: Audio CD
Lennon excelled himself in 1971 with the album, Imagine. Recorded at his home at Tittenhurst Park, it represents his first reconciling of his bare emotional statements to a more commercial musical interpretation.
All of the tracks here are excellent, particularly the moving "Jealous Guy", the gutsy and satirical "Gimme Some Truth" and the unusual "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier", but the crowning glory is the evergreen "Imagine", rightly considered to be one of the greatest pop songs ever written. Although some of its sentiments may ring through as unrealistic as the end of the 1990's approaches, but the beautiful melody and airy arrangement cannot be ignored.
Apart from some muddy and poorly executed production in places, this album is a masterpiece of popular music making.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Faiman on 6 Oct 2010
Format: Audio CD
Mastered from the original 1971 mixes - this is as good as the original mixes are going to sound. I've owned the original 80s CD Release and the original 1971 Vinyl and this is the best Imagine has sounded. Don't hesitate if you're a fan. Bear in mind the mixes themselves are not up to today's standards, but the Abbey Road mastering engineers have done a superb job with the source material. Tape hiss intact too - which means no unnecessary noise reduction used. Imagine that!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Miss M. Potter TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Oct 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
There isnt much to say about this release except that the album is brilliant. And of course its a classic. Much has already been said about the album so I will just add comments about this release.
The remastered sound is excellent and the album sounds better than ever. The packaging is the currently fashionable Eco type with the semi mock vinyl presentation. There is no tray for the CD disc but it has to slip inside the cardboard cover. This was something I found a pain since its much to tight a fit. But other than that it is an excellent presentation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Listener on 13 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
Those with sensitve ears and a love of fine detail may miss the original 33.3 rpm version, but its hard for Lennon's Misses (did n't she re-mix this?) or others to detract from this album's charm.
Its more 'commercial' than much of Lennon's Yoko-infulenced material, but its more lyrical, poignant, naive and real than most other music of the period or since.
Buy it and keep it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By just Jack on 6 May 2013
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Someday someone will claim Lennon was a modern day saint.

Received quickly and in good contion

The interesting part of this version is it contains 'How do you sleep at night'. A brilliant track in its own right and provides an insight into the relationship between Lennon and McCartnery afrter the Beatles split up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eder Leopold on 24 Feb 2013
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Imagine is a masterpiece from John, very excellent music. John is a very interesting person and You also hear this in his music. Excellent!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Raymond Porter on 24 Sep 2011
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Title : Imagine
Realeased 1971
Producer John Lennon/Yoko OIno/Phil Spector
The band : John Lennon, George Harrison, Klaus Voorman, Alan White, Nicky Hopkins and others
Composer John Lennon except "Oh My Love" Lennon/Ono
Chart position : No1 in USA and UK charts.
Location : UK and USA
Singles released : Imagine in USA, no releases in UK.

The Tracks : Imagine
The title track "Imagine" became Lennon's signature song and was written as a plea for world peace.

Crippled Inside :
A great rockin song with a sharp anti hypocricy lyric. George Harrison plays the "Dobro" on this to fantastic effect.

Jealous Guy :
"Jealous Guy" has also had enduring popularity and was originally composed as "Child of Nature" during the songwriting sessions in India in 1968 that led to The Beatles White album.

It's So Hard :
Great blues track.

I Don't Want To Be A Soldier :
The title says it all.

Gimme Some Truth :
This song was written in 1969 during the Let It Be sessions and finished off for this album.

Oh My Love :
Beautiful love song co-written by Lennon/Ono

How Do You Sleep :
John Lennon quoted, "I used my resentment against Paul... to create a song... not a terrible vicious horrible vendetta... I used my resentment and withdrawing from Paul and The Beatles, and the relationship with Paul, to write 'How Do You Sleep'. I don't really go 'round with those thoughts in my head all the time".[4]

How :
Sensitive and painfully appealing.

Oh Yoko
EMI pushed for this track to be the single, but Lennon thought it was too "pop".
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