by John LennonJohn Lennon


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After the harrowing Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon returned to calmer, more conventional territory with Imagine. While the album had a softer surface, it was only marginally less confessional than its predecessor. Underneath the sweet strings of "Jealous Guy" lies a broken and scared man, the jaunty "Crippled Inside" is a mocking assault at an acquaintance, and "Imagine" is a paean for peace in a world with no gods, possessions, or classes, where everyone is equal. And Lennon doesn't shy away from the hard rockers -- "How Do You Sleep" is a scathing attack on Paul McCartney, "I Don't Want to Be a Soldier" is a hypnotic antiwar song, and "Give Me Some Truth" is bitter hard rock. If Imagine doesn't have the thematic sweep of Plastic Ono Band, it is nevertheless a remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2010
Label: Capitol
UPC: 5099990650222
catalogNumber: 06502

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lennon   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Mouth Organ
George Harrison   Dobro,Guitar,Slide Guitar
King Curtis   Saxophone
Nicky Hopkins   Piano,Electric Piano
Yoko Ono   Whip
Alan White   Bass,Drums,Tibetan Finger Cymbals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Jim Gordon   Drums
John Barham   Drums,Harmonium
Steve Brendell   Maracas,Upright Bass
Rod Linton   Acoustic Guitar
John Tout   Acoustic Guitar
Ted Turner   Acoustic Guitar
Klaus Voormann   Bass,Upright Bass
Joey Badfinger   Acoustic Guitar
Tommy Badfinger   Acoustic Guitar
Mike Pinder   Tambourine

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Drawing,Whistle
Yoko Ono   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Artwork,Art Direction,Cover Design
Phil Spector   Producer
Jack Douglas   Engineer
Phil McDonald   Engineer
Roy Sicala   Engineer
Shelly Yakus   Engineer
Torrie Zito   Strings Orchestrator
Eddie Beer   Engineer
Eddie Klein   Engineer
Eddie Veal   Engineer
Paul Hicks   Remastering Engineer
Dan Richter   Personal Assistant
Sean Magee   Remastering Engineer
Paul Du Noyer   Sleeve Notes
Eddie Offor   Engineer

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