JOHN LENNON ‘Gimme Some Truth’ 2CD 36 tracker


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The retrospective is named after Lennon’s biting rebuke of deceptive politicians, hypocrisy and war that was part of 1971’s Imagine album. The new compilations gather together some of the best-loved songs from his solo years, remixed from scratch. They have been executive produced by Yoko Ono Lennon and produced by Sean Ono Lennon.  Being released in various configurations: single CD of 19 tracks, 2CD of 36 tracks, 2LP, or 4LP set, & A Deluxe Ltd. Edition Box Set with the new mixes across two CDs alongside a Blu-ray audio disc, 124 page book etc.etc.. This contains the mixes in studio quality 24 bit/96 kHz HD stereo, immersive 5.1 Surround Sound and Dolby Atmos.

The new mixes use brand new transfers of the original multi-tracks, cleaned up to the highest possible sonic quality, mixed and engineered by multiple Grammy Award-winning engineer Paul Hicks. Following weeks of painstaking preparation, the final mixes and effects were completed using only vintage analog equipment and effects at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles. They were then mastered in analog at Abbey Road Studios in London by Alex Wharton.

In the 124-page book that’s part of the Deluxe Edition, Yoko writes: “John was a brilliant man with a great sense of humor and understanding. He believed in being truthful and that the power of the people will change the world. And it will. All of us have the responsibility to visualize a better world for ourselves and our children. The truth is what we create. It’s in our hands.”  The book has been designed and edited by Simon Hilton, who was the compilation producer and production manager of the Ultimate Collection series. The story of each of the 36 songs is described in John and Yoko’s own words and of those who worked with them. Archival and new interview material is used as well as hundreds of previously unseen photographs, Polaroids, movie still frames, letters, lyric sheets, tape boxes, artworks and memorabilia from the Lennon-Ono archives.

The collection contains songs from each of John’s solo albums including John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970), Imagine (1971), Some Time In New York City (1972), Mind Games (1973), Walls and Bridges (1974), Rock‘n’Roll (1975), Double Fantasy (1980) and the posthumous 1984 release Milk and Honey.