John Lennon, Imagine - Ultimate Edition

Imagine: The Ultimate Collection is a lavish celebration of John’s masterwork, on four CDs and two Blu-Ray discs including out-takes, studio jams, interviews and films, this deluxe edition is a rich look at his creative world with Yoko Ono in 1971.

Bob Sheffield for RollingStone magazine gave it 5 stars... Imagine: The Ultimate Collection is a fresh way to experience this music, a full-immersion tour of John and Yoko’s world in 1971. It has new mixes of the original album, as well as outtakes, studio jams, interviews with John and Yoko. Each song gets an “Evolution” mix, a montage that traces the history of the song from acoustic demo to rough band rehearsal to polished studio version. It also has the songs John and Yoko were scattering around them on singles: “Do The Oz,” a benefit single for the U.K. radical press, kicks up a storm, along with “Power to the People” and “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” The Evolution Mix of “Imagine” follows his most famous song from a piano demo, taped in his bedroom, all the way to the piano-and-strings album version, with detours along the way. One take has Hopkins’ electric piano along with John Tout’s vibraphone and John Barham’s harmonium for a droning Rubber Soul-style approach. “I Don’t Wanna Be A Solider Mama I Don’t Wanna Die” turns into a reggae skank, with Bobby Keys on sax, Klaus Voorman on bass and Jim Keltner on drums. When the groove falls apart, John announces “Let’s go listen to the mess we’re making.”

Tracklist

  CD 1 - Imagine The Album The Ultimate Mixes Disc 1
CD 1-1 Imagine 2:59
CD 1-2 Crippled Inside 3:43
CD 1-3 Jealous Guy 4:10
CD 1-4 It's So Hard 2:22
CD 1-5 I Don't Want To Be A Soldier 6:01
CD 1-6 Give Me Some Truth 3:11
CD 1-7 Oh My Love 2:40
CD 1-8 How Do You Sleep 5:29
CD 1-9 How? 3:37
CD 1-10 Oh Yoko! 4:18
  Singles & Extras
CD 1-11 Power To People  
CD 1-12 Well... (Baby Please Don't Go)  
CD 1-13 God Save Us  
CD 1-14 Do The Oz  
CD 1-15 God Save Oz  
CD 1-16 Happy Xmas (War Is Over)  
  CD 2 - Imagine The Ultimate Mixes Disc 2
  Elements Mixes
CD 2-1 Imagine (Strings Only)  
CD 2-2 Jealous Guy (Piano, Bass & Drums)  
CD 2-3 Oh My Love (Vocals Only)  
CD 2-4 How? (Strings Only)  
  Album Out-Takes
CD 2-5 Imagine (Demo)  
CD 2-6 Imagine (Take 1)  
CD 2-7 Crippled Inside (Take 3)  
CD 2-8 Crippled Inside (Take 6 Alt Guitar Solo)  
CD 2-9 Jealous Guy (Take 9)  
CD 2-10 It's So Hard (Take 6)  
CD 2-11 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Take 11)  
CD 2-12 Gimme Some Truth (Take 4)  
CD 2-13 Oh My Love (Take 6)  
CD 2-14 How Do You Sleep? (Takes 1 & 2)  
CD 2-15 How? (Take 31)  
CD 2-16 Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969)  
  Singles Out-Takes
CD 2-17 Power To The People (Take 7)  
CD 2-18 God Save Us (Demo)  
CD 2-19 Do The Oz (Take 3)  
CD 2-20 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Alt Mix)  
  CD 3 - Imagine Raw Studio Mixes
  Extended Album Versions
CD 3-1 Imagine (Take 10)  
CD 3-2 Crippled Inside (Take 6)  
CD 3-3 Jealous Guy (Take 29)  
CD 3-4 It's So Hard (Take 11)  
CD 3-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Take 4 - Extended)  
CD 3-6 Gimme Some Truth (Take 4 - Extended)  
CD 3-7 Oh My Love (Take 20)  
CD 3-8 How Do You Sleep? (Take 11 - Extended)  
CD 3-9 How? (Take 40)  
CD 3-10 Oh Yoko! (Take 1 - Extended)  
  Out-Takes
CD 3-11 Imagine (Take 1)  
CD 3-12 Jealous Guy (Take 11)  
CD 3-13 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Take 21)  
CD 3-14 How Do You Sleep? (Take 1)  
CD 3-15 How Do You Sleep? (Takes 5 & 6)  
  CD 4 - Imagine The Evolution Documentary
  Album Tracks Only
CD 4-1 Imagine  
CD 4-2 Crippled Inside  
CD 4-3 Jealous Guy  
CD 4-4 It's So Hard  
CD 4-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die  
CD 4-6 Gimme Some Truth  
CD 4-7 Oh My Love  
CD 4-8 How Do You Sleep?  
CD 4-9 How?  
CD 4-10 Oh Yoko!  
  Blu-ray Disc 1 Imagine The Ultimate Mixes
  Imagine The Album
BR 1-1 Imagine 3:08
BR 1-2 Crippled Inside 3:51
BR 1-3 Jealous Guy 4:14
BR 1-4 It's So Hard 2:29
BR 1-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die 6:08
BR 1-6 Gimme Some Truth 3:18
BR 1-7 Oh My Love 2:47
BR 1-8 How Do You Sleep? 5:39
BR 1-9 How? 3:45
BR 1-10 Oh Yoko! 4:16
  Singles & Extras
BR 1-1 Power To The People 3:27
BR 1-2 Well... (Baby Please Don't Go) 4:07
BR 1-3 God Save Us (Billy Elliott Vocal) 3:15
BR 1-4 Do The Oz 3:13
BR 1-5 God Save Oz (John Lennon Vocal) 3:30
BR 1-6 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 3:40
  Imagine The Quadrosonic Mixes
BR 1-1 Imagine 3:07
BR 1-2 Crippled Inside 3:52
BR 1-3 Jealous Guy 4:16
BR 1-4 It's So Hard 2:28
BR 1-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die 6:01
BR 1-6 Gimme Some Truth 3:15
BR 1-7 Oh My Love 2:46
BR 1-8 How Do You Sleep? 5:26
BR 1-9 How? 3:44
BR 1-10 Oh Yoko! 4:19
  Imagine The Out-Takes
BR 1-1 Imagine (Demo) 3:18
BR 1-2 Imagine (Take 1) 3:06
BR 1-3 Crippled Inside (Take 3) 3:51
BR 1-4 Crippled Inside (Take 6 Alt Guitar Solo) 3:48
BR 1-5 Jealous Guy (Take 9) 2:18
BR 1-6 It's So Hard (Take 6) 2:32
BR 1-7 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Take 11) 4:36
BR 1-8 Gimme Some Truth (Take 4) 3:38
BR 1-9 Oh My Love (Take 6) 2:49
BR 1-10 How Do You Sleep? (Takes 1 & 2) 5:59
BR 1-11 How? (Take 31) 3:46
BR 1-12 Oh Yoko! (Bahamas 1969) 5:02
BR 1-13 Power To The People (Take 7) 3:29
BR 1-14 God Save Us (Demo) 2:57
BR 1-15 Do The Oz (Take 3) 6:50
BR 1-16 Happy Xmas (War Is Over (Alt Mix) 3:27
  Blu-ray Disc 2 In The Studio And Deeper Listening
  The Raw Studio Mixes Extended Albums Versions
BR 2-1 Imagine (Take 10) 3:13
BR 2-2 Crippled Inside (Take 6) 3:50
BR 2-3 Jealous Guy (Take 29) 4:21
BR 2-4 It's So Hard (Take 11) 2:42
BR 2-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Take 4 Extended) 9:36
BR 2-6 Gimme Some Truth (Take 4 Extended) 3:40
BR 2-7 Oh My Love (Take 20) 2:47
BR 2-8 How Do You Sleep? (Take 11 Extended) 6:06
BR 2-9 How? (Take 40) 3:49
BR 2-10 Oh Yoko! (Take 1 Extended) 6:11
  The Raw Studio Mixes Out-Takes
BR 2-1 Imagine (Take 1) 3:27
BR 2-2 Crippled Inside (Take 2) 5:23
BR 2-3 Crippled Inside (Take 6 Alt Guitar Solo) 3:49
BR 2-4 Jealous Guy (Take 11) 4:39
BR 2-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Take 21) 5:06
BR 2-6 How Do You Sleep? (Take 1) 8:40
BR 2-7 How Do You Sleep? (Takes 6 & 6) 7:02
BR 2-8 How? (Takes 7-10) 6:18
BR 2-9 How? (Take 40 Alt Vocal) 3:46
BR 2-10 Oh Yoko! (Take 1 Tracking Vocal) 6:20
  The Elements Mixes From The Master Multitracks
BR 2-1 Imagine (Strings) 2:15
BR 2-2 Crippled Inside (Upright Bass & Drums) 3:39
BR 2-3 Jealous Guy (Piano, Bass & Drums) 4:14
BR 2-4 It's So Hard (Strings) 0:59
BR 2-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (Guitar, Bass & Drums) 6:08
BR 2-6 Gimme Some Truth (Electric Piano & Guitar) 3:18
BR 2-7 Oh My Love (Vocals) 1:57
BR 2-8 How Do You Sleep? (Strings) 5:01
BR 2-9 How? (Strings) 3:39
BR 2-10 Oh Yoko! (Acoustic) 4:21
  The Evolution Documentary
BR 2-1 Imagine 6:52
BR 2-2 Crippled Inside 3:59
BR 2-3 Jealous Guy 6:15
BR 2-4 It's So Hard 6:49
BR 2-5 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die 7:06
BR 2-6 Gimme Some Truth 5:12
BR 2-7 Oh My love 7:31
BR 2-8 How Do You Sleep? 8:17
BR 2-9 How? 8:02
BR 2-10 Oh Yoko! 3:56
BR 2-11 Power To The People 5:29
BR 2-12 Well... (Baby Please Don't Go) 3:06
BR 2-13 God Save Us/God Save Oz 8:36
BR 2-14 Do The Oz 2:17
BR 2-15 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 4:05
BR 2-16 Tittenhurst Park 17:22
  Imagine John & Yoko - The Elliott Mintz Interviews
BR 2-1 Imagine John & Yoko - The Elliott Mintz Interviews 29:39

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