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John Lennon’s Solo Songs Remixed from Scratch for Deluxe Box Set Gimme Some Truth

It drops on October 9th, John Lennon's 80th birthday

John Lennon Gimme Some Truth Box Set Remasterd Mix From Scratch Solo Work
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    A collection of John Lennon’s most beloved solo songs has been remixed from scratch for the new deluxe box set Gimme Some Truth. It’s available on October 9th, 2020, which would have been Lennon’s 80th birthday.

    The new collection was executive produced by Yoko Ono, with additional production from Sean Lennon. Together, they selected 36 tracks, which they then entrusted to Grammy-winning engineer Paul Hicks, who had previously worked on the 2018 release Imagine — The Ultimate Collection.

    But while that may have been the “ultimate collection”, this new box set is being advertised as the “Ultimate Listening Experience.” Using new transfers of the original multitracks, Hicks and his colleague Sam Gannon completed the final mixes utilizing only vintage analog equipment at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Afterwards, the tracks were mastered in analog by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios.

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    The finished product is available in a variety of packages and price ranges. The high-end deluxe box set comes with two CDs and one 128-page book, which tells the story of each of the 36 songs using interviews, letters, lyrics sheets, memorabilia, and polaroid pictures. As hard as it is to believe for a life as scrutinized as Lennon’s, the book also promises never-before-seen pictures. The deluxe box also contains a fold-out poster, two post cards, a bumper sticker, and a Blue-Ray audio disc.

    Gimme Some Truth also comes in less-exhaustive collections. There’s the four-LP set, which contains all the same songs but comes with an 8-page booklet, as well as the poster, postcards, and bumper sticker. Then there’s a two-CD set with a booklet instead of the book, as well as shorter two-LP and one-CD editions.

    In the preface to the 128-page book, Ono writes about Lennon’s legacy on his 80th birthday. She reflects,

    “John was a brilliant man with a great sense of humour 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.”

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    Gimme Some Truth is available starting on October 9th, and pre-orders have already begun. Check out the tracklist and artwork below.

    Lennon remains relevant almost 40 years after his death. Recently, some activists called for “Imagine” to replace the US National Anthem.

    Gimme Some Truth Two CD Deluxe Box Set Artwork:

    image014 John Lennons Solo Songs Remixed from Scratch for Deluxe Box Set Gimme Some Truth

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    Gimme Some Truth 4 LP Box Set Tracklist:

    image015 John Lennons Solo Songs Remixed from Scratch for Deluxe Box Set Gimme Some Truth

    Gimme Some Truth Two CD Deluxe Box Set Tracklist:

    CD1
    01. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
    02. Cold Turkey
    03. Working Class Hero
    04. Isolation
    05. Love
    06. God
    07. Power to the People
    08. Imagine
    09. Jealous Guy
    10. Gimme Some Truth
    11. Oh My Love
    12. How Do You Sleep?
    13. Oh Yoko!
    14. Angela
    15. Come Together (Live)
    16. Mind Games
    17. Out the Blue
    18. I Know (I Know) 

    CD2
    01. Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
    02. Bless You
    03. #9 Dream
    04. Steel and Glass
    05. Stand by Me
    06. Angel Baby
    07. (Just Like) Starting Over
    08. I’m Losing You
    09. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
    10. Watching the Wheels
    11. Woman
    12. Dear Yoko
    13. Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him
    14. Nobody Told Me
    15. I’m Stepping Out
    16. Grow Old with Me
    17. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
    18. Give Peace A Chance

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    Blue-Ray Audio Disc

    All of the above thirty-six tracks, available in high definition audio as:
    01. HD Stereo Audio Mixes (24 bit/96 kHz)
    02. HD 5.1 Surround Sound Mixes (24 bit/96 kHz)
    03. HD Dolby Atmos Mixes

    Gimme Some Truth 4 LP Box Set Tracklist:

    LP 1

    Side A
    01. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
    02. Cold Turkey
    03. Working Class Hero
    04. Isolation
    05. Love

    Side B
    06. God
    07. Power to the People
    08. Imagine
    09. Jealous Guy

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    LP 2

    Side A

    1. Gimme Some Truth 
    2. Oh My Love 
    3. How Do You Sleep? 
    4. Oh Yoko! 
    5. Angela

    LP 2

    Side B

    1. Come Together (Live)
    2. Mind Games
    3. Out the Blue
    4. I Know (I Know)

    LP 3

    Side A

    1. Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
    2. Bless You
    3. #9 Dream
    4. Steel and Glass
    5. Stand By Me
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    LP 3

    Side B

    1. Angel Baby
    2. (Just Like) Starting Over 
    3. I’m Losing You
    4. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) 
    5. Watching the Wheels

    LP 4

    Side A

    1. Woman 
    2. Dear Yoko
    3. Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him
    4. Nobody Told Me

    LP 4

    Side B

    1. I’m Stepping Out
    2. Grow Old with Me 
    3. Give Peace a Chance
    4. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
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    Gimme Some Truth Two CD Set Tracklist:

    CD1

    01. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
    02.
    Cold Turkey
    03. Working Class Hero
    04. Isolation
    05. Love
    06. God
    07. Power to the People
    08. Imagine
    09. Jealous Guy
    10. Gimme Some Truth
    11. Oh My Love
    12. How Do You Sleep?
    13. Oh Yoko!
    14. Angela
    15. Come Together (Live)
    16. Mind Games
    17. Out the Blue
    18. I Know (I Know)

    CD2
    01. Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
    02. Bless You
    03. #9 Dream
    04. Steel and Glass
    05. Stand By Me
    06. Angel Baby
    07. (Just Like) Starting Over
    08. I’m Losing You
    09. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
    10. Watching the Wheels
    11. Woman
    12. Dear Yoko
    13. Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him
    14. Nobody Told Me
    15. I’m Stepping Out
    16. Grow Old with Me
    17. Give Peace a Chance
    18. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Gimme Some Truth Two LP Set Tracklist:

    LP 1

    Side A
    01. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
    02. Cold Turkey
    03. Isolation
    04.Power to the People

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    LP 1

    Side B
    05. Imagine
    06. Jealous Guy
    07. Gimme Some Truth
    08. Come Together (Live)
    09. Dream

    LP 2

    Side A

    1. Mind Games
    2. Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
    3. Stand By Me
    4. (Just Like) Starting Over
    5. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)

    LP 2

    Side B

    1. Watching the Wheels
    2. Woman
    3. Grow Old with Me
    4. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
    5. Give Peace a Chance
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    Gimme Some Truth CD Tracklist:
    01. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
    02. Cold Turkey
    03.Isolation
    04. Power to the People
    05. Imagine
    06. Jealous Guy
    07. Gimme Some Truth
    08. Come Together (live)
    09. #9 Dream
    10. Mind Games
    11. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
    12. Stand By Me
    13. (Just Like) Starting Over
    14. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
    15. Watching the Wheels
    16. Woman
    17. Grow Old with Me
    18. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
    19. Give Peace a Chance

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