John Lennon

Gimme Some Truth. [2020 'Best of']

£12.99
  • John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth. [2020 'Best of']
9th October 2020 / LP, CD or Blu-Ray / UMC

John Lennon

Gimme Some Truth. [2020 'Best of']

£12.99
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A new 'Best-Of' from John Lennon's ten years of solo artist creative freedom.

John Winston Ono Lennon would have been 80 on October 9th 2020. In celebration of his life and the incredible pleasure his music has brought to millions in his lifetime, a new 'Best Of' is released. A multi-format collection, entitled 'GIMME SOME TRUTH.', this set has been personally curated by the Lennon estate and mixes the biggest hits like the classic and timeless “Imagine” with campaigning songs such as “Give Peace A Chance” and the evergreen classics like “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)” and is culled from all of his solo albums including the posthumous “Milk And Honey”.

John Lennon is simply one of the most recognised and respected musicians of the modern era. As one half of perhaps the most successful songwriting partnerships of all time he deserves his place in history. That this partnership was with Paul McCartney in The Beatles means that he is also one of the most successful recording artists in history. With every succeeding generation falling for their genius, their legend continues to grow and they dominate the pop landscape.

Their split in 1970 allowed each of the band members, by now literally some of the most famous people on the planet, to find their own voice as solo artists and to grow beyond the confines of the band. For John Lennon, this meant throwing himself headlong into life with his new wife, Yoko Ono and eventually a new life in New York City.

Being a solo artist meant that he could delve deep within himself and realise music that was both deeply personal and challenging and which sometimes required a commitment from the audience too. His songs during his solo career mixed accessible pop melodies with sometimes stark and heart-rending simplicity and all points inbetween.

His lyrics ranged from deep introspection and self-analysis to subjects that were more concerned with politics (of self, of relationships, of the campaign for peace, of the place of mankind as well as global politics). After a first rush of creativity, he took a step back from the limelight to care for his son, Sean, at home in New York, but when he was ready he returned to recording with one of his most successful and impactful albums.

'Double Fantasy', preceded by the single (Just Like) 'Starting Over' had been released the month before his life was tragically cut short on 8th December 1980. But this album joins the rest of his solo canon as testament to one of the truly great and truly iconoclastic musicians and personalities of the era.

2LP:
The definitive new Best Of John Lennon – 19 tracks on 2LP’s completely remixed from the original master tapes giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come and sounding better than ever before. Contains 20 page booklet, fold-out double sided poster and GIMME SOME TRUTH. bumper sticker.

2CD + 1 Blu-Ray + Book:
The definitive new Best Of John Lennon – 36 tracks completely remixed from the original master tapes, giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come and sounding better than ever before. Box contains 2CD’s and 1 Blu-ray which features all 36 tracks in hi-res stereo 96/24 PCM, new 5.1 surround mixes and Dolby Atmos for the ultimate immersive experience. Also contains an incredible 124 page book with rare photos and extensive notes from John and Yoko and others who were there at the time. Additionally contains fold-out 2 sided poster, 2x postcards and GIMME SOME TRUTH. bumper sticker.

2CD:
The definitive new Best of John Lennon – 36 tracks completely remixed from the original master tapes, giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come. 2CD’s housed in a slipcase with a 20 page booklet and fold out double-sided poster.

1CD:
The definitive new Best of John Lennon – 19 tracks completely remixed from the original master tapes, giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come and sound better than ever before.

Tracks:

CD1:
Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) (Ultimate Mix)
Cold Turkey (Ultimate Mix)
Working Class Hero (Ultimate Mix)
Isolation (Ultimate Mix)
Love (Ultimate Mix)
God (Ultimate Mix)
Power To The People (Ultimate Mix)
Imagine (Ultimate Mix)
Jealous Guy (Ultimate Mix)
Gimme Some Truth (Ultimate Mix)
Oh My Love (Ultimate Mix)
How Do You Sleep? (Ultimate Mix)
Oh Yoko! (Ultimate Mix)
Angela (Ultimate Mix)
Come Together (live) (Ultimate Mix)
Mind Games (Ultimate Mix)
Out The Blue (Ultimate Mix)
I Know (I Know) (Ultimate Mix)

CD2:
Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (Ultimate Mix)
Bless You (Ultimate Mix)
#9 Dream (Ultimate Mix)
Steel And Glass (Ultimate Mix)
Stand By Me (Ultimate Mix)
Angel Baby (Ultimate Mix)
(Just Like) Starting Over (Ultimate Mix)
I'm Losing You (Ultimate Mix)
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) (Ultimate Mix)
Watching the Wheels (Ultimate Mix)
Woman (Ultimate Mix)
Dear Yoko (Ultimate Mix)
Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him (Ultimate Mix)
Nobody Told Me (Ultimate Mix)
I'm Stepping Out (Ultimate Mix)
Grow Old With Me (Ultimate Mix)
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Ultimate Mix)
Give Peace A Chance (Ultimate Mix)

2LP:
Side A
Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) (Ultimate Mix)
Cold Turkey (Ultimate Mix)
Isolation (Ultimate Mix)
Power To The People (Ultimate Mix)
Side B
Imagine (Ultimate Mix)
Jealous Guy (Ultimate Mix)
Gimme Some Truth (Ultimate Mix)
Come Together (live) (Ultimate Mix)
#9 Dream (Ultimate Mix)
Side C
Mind Games (Ultimate Mix)
Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (Ultimate Mix)
Stand By Me (Ultimate Mix)
(Just Like) Starting Over (Ultimate Mix)
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) (Ultimate Mix)
Side D
Watching the Wheels (Ultimate Mix)
Woman (Ultimate Mix)
Grow Old With Me (Ultimate Mix)
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Ultimate Mix)
Give Peace A Chance (Ultimate Mix)
mate Mix)

Blu-Ray:
Dolby Atmos Mixes
HD Audio Mixes (24 bit / 96 kHz)
5.1 Surround Sound Mixes

Format /LP, CD or Blu-Ray
Released /9th October 2020
Catalogue / 3500185
Barcode / 0602435001852
Artist / John Lennon
Label /UMC
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