JOHN LENNON Imagine (1971/2000) & Mind Games (1973/2002)


Imagine (1971/2000)
Mind Games (1973/2002)
Remixed, Remastered And Better For It

I’m a big fan of the remixed remasters Yoko Ono has created from John Lennon’s catalog. Very subtly, she has tampered with Lennon’s well known over-production in such a way as to not tamper with the memories also associated with the music. Clean, bright and energetic… with fresh accents that pop out of the mix to provide new wrinkles to music long etched in stone. These two offerings are not unlike those side by side refurbished paintings you sometimes see – more colorful and detailed that ever before. For all the clamor from Orthodox Beatlemaniacs about their precious scrolls being maligned (and, as a reminder, they’re all welcomed to just stick with the previous LP & CD issues), I bless Ms. L for braving the slings and arrows to provide these two, Imagine and Mind Games – a taste of things to come which, to these ears, supersede all previous versions… even Lennon’s originals. Imagine is the more faithful of the two, adhering to the premise of the original mix to the point that no bonus tracks are added, while Mind Games‘ often cluttered original production benefits most from the audio goosing. Minds have already been made up about the music itself, but for those that skipped these 2000/2002 reissues, you can now hear for yourselves. We’ve got Imagine and Mind Games outtakes in the archives. Get one or the other of these Ono remixes at Amazon.


IMAGINE
Imagine
Crippled Inside
Jealous Guy
It’s So Hard
I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama
Gimme Some Truth
Oh My Love
How Do You Sleep?
How?
Oh Yoko!

MIND GAMES
Mind Games
Tight A$
Aisumasen (I’m Sorry)
One Day (At A Time)
Bring on the Lucie (Freda People)
Nutopian International Anthem
Out The Blue
Only People
I Know (I Know)
You Are Here
Meat City
Aisumasen (I’m Sorry) (Home Version) (Bonus Track)
Bring on the Lucie (Freda People) (Home Version) (Bonus Track)
Meat City (Home Version) (Bonus Track)

 

4 Comments

  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    November 1, 2010 - 04:34 | Permalink

    Get them HERE.

  • 2
    Anonymous
    November 5, 2010 - 22:00 | Permalink

    Thanks for these, especially @320. Much appreciated.
    -jrsfarm-

  • 3
    Indiana Scott
    December 10, 2012 - 09:03 | Permalink

    Thanks for the Mind Games Captain!

  • 4
    Anonymous
    January 16, 2014 - 01:31 | Permalink

    many tanx!

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