Imagine Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, 21 Jan 2009
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Digitally Re-mastered and re-mixed under the personal supervision of Yoko Ono. This repackage features a new 16 page booklet, with many new and previously unseen pictures taken from the Imagine recording session and the period surrounding it at John and Yoko's home at Tittenhurst Park, Ascot.
The song "Imagine" is so much a part of our culture, it is impossible not to feel something for the album that shares its title. It's also difficult to remember that there are other great tracks here: "How Do You Sleep" is fascinating in its pure, unadulterated bitchiness towards Lennon's former bandmate Paul McCartney, while "Jealous Guy" is undeniably sweet. It is at times brilliant, but Imagine is hardly the greatest and most important album ever. So why bother re-releasing it? Well, it's been "remastered and remixed", but don't expect reworkings by Orbital or Mint Royale (not a bad idea come to think of it), because this Imagine sounds pretty much the same as it ever has. The thing is, it's now so steeped in history, will anyone really judge the songs on their own merit, or just decide to like them because they've been told they should? --Emma JohnstonSee all Product description
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So if you wanted to get any John ablum....then buy this! Believe me, this wont let you down ( get it!!!!!!!!!!)
For me the best tracks are the first three.
Imagine is a massive song whatever your beliefs, so much longing and hope all in one song. Also John gets piano sounds which are spine chillingly good.
Crippled Inside is a very good song with some great insight into the flawed human condition, but the music sounds very light and happy.
Jealous Guy is truely wonderful, just coming from John's heart, this is far, far better than Roxy Music's version from 1981.
The rest swing between love songs to loud and rough tracks, the latter seem somehow out of place on this album.
At the end of the day there's no denying the brillance of the first three songs, just listern and hear a master at work.
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