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Imagine: The Ultimate Collection

Imagine: The Ultimate Collection by John Lennon

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John Lennon

Label: Universal Music Group
Released: 2018
Duration: 06:33:00
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Track Listing

CD1 (Imagine, 2018 Stereo Remix and Remixed Singles/Extras: Imagine; Crippled Inside; Jealous Guy; It’s So Hard; I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth; Oh My Love; How Do You Sleep?; How?; Oh Yoko!; Power To The People (Remixed Single/Extra); Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go) (Remixed Single/Extra); God Save Us (Remixed Single/Extra); Do The Oz (Remixed Single/Extra); God Save Oz (Remixed Single/Extra); Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Remixed Single/Extra).

CD2 (Elements Mixes, Album Outtakes, Singles Outtakes): Imagine (strings only); Jealous Guy (piano, bass & drums); Oh My Love (vocals only); How? (strings only); Imagine (demo); Imagine (take 1); Crippled Inside (take 3); Crippled Inside (take 6 – alt guitar solo); Jealous Guy (take 9); It’s So Hard (take 6); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 11); Gimme Some Truth (take 4); Oh My Love (take 6); How Do You Sleep? (takes 1 & 2); How? (take 31); Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969); Power To The People (single, take 7); God Save Us (single, demo); Do The Oz (single, take 3); Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (single, alt mix).

CD3 (Extended Album Tracks and Raw): Imagine (take 10); Crippled Inside (take 6); Jealous Guy (take 29); It’s So Hard (take 11); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth (take 4 – extended); Oh My Love (take 20); How Do You Sleep? (take 11 – extended); How? (take 40); Oh Yoko! (take 1 extended); Imagine (outtake live, take 1); Jealous Guy (outtake live, take 11); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (outtake live, take 21); How Do You Sleep? (outtake live, take 1); How Do You Sleep? (outtake live, takes 5 & 6).

CD4 (Evolution (from Demo to Final Mix)): Imagine; Crippled Inside; Jealous Guy; It’s So Hard; I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth; Oh My Love; How Do You Sleep?; How?; Oh Yoko!

Blu Ray Disc 1 (Imagine—The Ultimate Mixes (Remixed Stereo Album, Singles, Extras & Outtakes): Imagine—The Album (Remixed in 5.1 and Stereo 24/96): Imagine; Crippled Inside; Jealous Guy; It’s So Hard; I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth; Oh My Love; How Do You Sleep?; How?; Oh Yoko!. Singles & Extras (Remixed in 5.1 and Stereo 24/96): Power To The People; Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go); God Save Us; Do The Oz; God Save Oz; Happy Xmas (War Is Over). The Outtakes (Remixed in 5.1 and Stereo 24/96): Imagine (demo); Imagine (take 1); Crippled Inside (take 3); Crippled Inside (take 6 – alt guitar solo); Jealous Guy (take 9); It’s So Hard (take 6); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 11); Gimme Some Truth (take 4); Oh My Love (take 6); How Do You Sleep? (takes 1 & 2); How? (take 31); Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969); Power To The People (single, take 7); God Save Us (single, demo); Do The Oz (single, take 3); Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (single, alt mix). The Quadrasonic Mixes (Remastered in Quad 4.0 24/96, Original 1971 Quadsonic Album Remastered): Imagine; Crippled Inside; Jealous Guy; It’s So Hard; I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth; Oh My Love; How Do You Sleep?; How?; Oh Yoko!.

Blu Ray Disc 2 (In the Studio and Deeper Listening (The Raw Studio Mixes—Extended Album Versions—Live, New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24/96): Experience, in immersive Surround Sound, the moment John and The Plastic Ono Band record each song live, from a sonic soundstage at the center of Ascot Sound Studios at John & Yoko’s home in Tittenhurst: Imagine (take 10); Crippled Inside (take 6); Jealous Guy (take 29); It’s So Hard (take 11); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth (take 4 – extended); Oh My Love (take 20); How Do You Sleep? (take 11 – extended); How? (take 40); Oh Yoko! (take 1 extended). The Raw Studio Mixes—Outtakes—Live (New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24/96): Imagine (take 1); Crippled Inside (take 2); Crippled Inside (take 6 alt guitar solo); Jealous Guy (take 11); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (take 21); How Do You Sleep? (take 1); How Do You Sleep? (takes 5 & 6); How? (takes 7-10); How? (take 40 alt vocal); Oh Yoko! (take 1 tracking vocal). The Elements Mixes from the Master Multitracks New Mix in 5.1 & Stereo 24/96, Mixes from elements of the original multitracks that demonstrate some of the instrumentation from “behind the scenes”): Imagine (strings); Crippled Inside (upright bass & drums); Jealous Guy (piano, bass & drums); It’s So Hard (strings); I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (guitar, bass & drums); Gimme Some Truth (electric piano & guitar); Oh My Love (vocals); How Do You Sleep? (strings); How? (strings); Oh Yoko! (acoustic). The Evolution Documentary (New Mix in Mono 24/96, The story of the songs from demo to master in rehearsals, studio chat and mixed multitrack elements): Imagine; Crippled Inside; Jealous Guy; It’s So Hard; I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die; Gimme Some Truth; Oh My Love; How Do You Sleep?; How?; Oh Yoko!; Power To The People; Well… (Baby Please Don’t Go); God Save Us; Do The Oz; God Save Oz; Happy Xmas (War Is Over); Tittenhurst Park. Imagine John & Yoko—The Elliot Mintz Interviews (New Mix in Mono 24/96): Tribute by DJ and family friend Elliot Mintz featuring revealing, philosophical, honest and humorous interviews with John & Yoko.

Personnel

John Lennon
John Lennon

composer/conductor

Additional Personnel

Note: (*) = appears on master take.

"Imagine": John Lennon: pianos (*), vocals; Alan White (*): drums (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); The Flux Fiddlers: strings (*); John Tout: vibraphone; John Barham: harmonium; Nicky Hopkins: electric piano.

"Crippled Inside": John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals (*); Nicky Hopkins: piano (*); George Harrison: dobro (*); Alan White: drums (*); Klaus Voorman: upright bass (left hand*); Steve Brendell: upright bass (right hand with sticks*); Ted Turner: acoustic guitar (*); Rod Lynton: acoustic guitar (*).

"Jealous Guy": John Lennon: acoustic guitar (*), vocals (*), whistling (*); Nicky Hopkins: piano; Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Keltner: drums (*); John Barham: harmonium (*); Alan White: good vibes (*); The Flux Fiddlers: strings (*), Tom Evans: acoustic guitar; Joey Molland: acoustic guitar.

"It's So Hard": John Lennon: electric guitar (*), piano (*), vocals (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Gordon: drums (*), tambourine (*); King Curtis: saxophones (*); The Flux Fiddlers: strings (*).

"I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die": John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals (*); George Harrison: slide guitar (*); Nicky Hopkins: electric piano (*); John Barham: piano; King Curtis: saxophones (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Keltner: drums (*), percussion; Mike Pinder: tambourine (*); Joey Molland: acoustic guitar (*); Tommy Evans: acoustic guitar (*); Jim Gordon: drums; Bobby Keys: saxophone.

"Gimme Some Truth": John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals (*); George Harrison: electric slide guitar (*); Nicky Hopkins: electric piano (*); John Barham: piano; Alan White: drums (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Rod Lynton: acoustic guitar (*); Andy Davis: acoustic guitar (*); John Tout: piano.

"Oh My Love": John Lennon: piano (*), vocals (*); George Harrison: electric guitar (*); Nicky Hopkins: electric piano (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Alan White: Tibetan cymbals (*).

"How Do You Sleep?": John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals (*); George Harrison: electric slide guitar (*); Nicky Hopkins: electric piano (*); Alan White: drums (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); The Flux Fiddlers: strings (*); Rod Lynton: acoustic guitar; Ted Turner: acoustic guitar; John Tout: piano.

"How?": John Lennon: piano (*), vocals (*); Nicky Hopkins: electric piano (*); Alan White: drums (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); The Flux Fiddlers: strings (*); John Tout: vibes; Rod Lynton: acoustic guitar; Andy Davis: acoustic guitar.

"Oh Yoko!": John Lennon: acoustic guitar (*), vocals (*), harmonica (*); Nicky Hopkins: piano (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Alan White: drums (*); Rod Lynton: acoustic guitar (*); Andy Davis: acoustic guitar (*); The J & P duo: backing vocals (*).

"Power to the People": John Lennon: acoustic guitar, piano (*), vocals (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Gordon: drums (*); Bobby Keys: saxophone (*); Rosetta Hightower and choir: vocals (*).

"Well...(Baby Please Don't Go)": John Lennon: guitar (*), vocals (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Gordon: drums (*); Jim Keltner: percussion (*); Bobby Keys: saxophone (*).

"God Save Us": Bill Elliot: vocals (*); John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals; Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Keltner: drums (*); Nicky Hopkins: piano (*); Bobby Keys: saxophone (*).

"Do the Oz": John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals (*); Yoko Ono: vocals (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Keltner: drums (*); Nicky Hopkins: electric piano (*); Phil Kenzie: saxophone (*); Dave Coxhill: saxophone (*); Geoff Driscoll: saxophone (*); Bobby Keys: saxophone; Bill Elliot: vocal.

"God Save Oz": John Lennon: electric guitar (*), vocals (*); Klaus Voorman: bass (*); Jim Keltner: drums (*); Nicky Hopkins: piano (*); Bobby Keys: saxophone (*); Ringo Starr: drums; Tina Jorgensen: piano; Charles Shaar Murray: acoustic guitar; Maureen Gray: acoustic guitar; Michael Ramadan: vocal; Steve Brendell: congas, organ; Mike Dowd: maracas; Felix Dennis: maracas; Stanislav Demidjuk: tambourine; The Oz Crowd: backing vocals.

"Happy Xmas (War is Over)": John Lennon: acoustic guitar (*), vocals (*); Yoko Ono: vocals (*); Klaus Voorman: bass; Hugh McCracken: acoustic guitar (*); Chris Osborne: acoustic guitar (*); Teddy Irwin: acoustic guitar (*); Stuart Scharf: acoustic guitar (*); Nicky Hopkins: piano (*), tubular bells (*), glockenspiel (*); Jim Keltner: drums (*), sleigh bells (*); Harlem Community Choir: vocals (*).

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