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Mind Games - In Clearer Sound!
on 26 February 2011
I bought the vinyl in 1973 when it came out, then the cd, and thought " Do I need another copy?" YES is the answer ! Much louder and clearer sound, especially Tracks such as MEAT CITY , you can HEAR the lyrics now , and the guitars sound loud and ROCK just as they should !
When Mind Games came out , alot had happened since the two years following Imagine . John and Yoko had left Britain for New York , " Some Time in New York City " had alienated alot of people ( not me , I thought it was honest , and good in parts) . John was living apart from Yoko. Had alot of women in England forgiven John for splitting up with Cynthia ? I felt, at the time, everyone was suddenly going to give John some back lash . A lot of friends thought Mind Games was okay , not great , and its sort of suffered from that ever since.
Mind games as a song and a single was excellent , it should have got a much better chart position than it did . The next track "Tight A$" is a Tex Mex Rocky track with great humour in the lyrics , and the famous Lennon laugh . Another highlight is Aisumasen , an apology to Yoko, sung superbly , with an excellent guitar solo. "Out Of The Blue" build from an acoustic start to a full blown band climax with excellent lyrics . " Bring On The Lucie " is a "lost gem " , " Right Boys, this is it, over the Hill!" Heart on the sleeve, as always , some one had to say something , great biting lyrics .
" You Are Here " is a complete contrast with its lyrics on meeting a woman from Japan , cultural differences , and original . "Only People " does sound a bit steeped in slogans these days, but does have its moments . " Intuition" sounds quite bland, which is rare for JL . Never liked "One Day ( at a time )" sung in falsetto for Yoko, still sounds no better .
The new cd comes in a fine package now, with new photos and drawings . The bonus tracks are home versions for Aisumasen , Bring On The Lucie and Meat City .
Well worth buying !