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Not John Lennon's best, but good enough
on 3 March 2016
This 2010 remaster of Imagine was remastered from the original mixes, unlike the 2000 CD reissue which was remixed and remastered from the original multitrack tapes.I have the 2000 version of this album, and to me it sounds far better than the 2010 remaster. I always thought that the original mixes of Imagine sounded muddy and dull, so I much prefer the 2000 version. To me the Imagine album itself isn't one of John's best, I prefer the much edgier Plastic Ono Band album. Songs like Imagine are good but vastly overplayed, It's So Hard is still really hard to listen to, and Jealous Guy just sounds self-pitying. There are some good songs on here though, my three standout tracks are I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier, How Do You Sleep? and How?, I just think that the Imagine album as a whole is a bit uneven, but definitely one to own if you have any interest in his solo career.