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Imagine [Original recording remastered]

John LennonAudio CD
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listen  8. How Do You Sleep? (2010 - Remaster)John Lennon 5:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (October 5, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 1971
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B003Y8YXFS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,037 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Digitally remastered edition of this 1971 studio album from the Rock icon. Features 'Imagine', 'Crippled Inside', 'Gimme Some Truth' and 'Jealous Guy'.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His most popular album remastered and repackaged October 19, 2010
Format:Audio CD
John's back catalog was repackaged to commemorate what would have been his seventieth birthday. This album ranks up with "Plastic Ono Band" as one of his best solo works although this one is a little more accessible. The classic title track and "Jealous Guy" are the two big hits but all the other tracks are great as well. He searches for answers in "Gimme Some Truth" and "How?". There's the anti-war "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier" and the mellow "Oh My Love". "Oh Yoko!" sounds very catchy while "Crippled Inside" seems autobiographical. Then there's "How Do You Sleep?" (with George playing guitar), where he is clearly talking to Paul. The booklet features sleeve notes and some photos, one of which has John holding a pig by its ears-a parody of Paul's "Ram" cover. The packaging is okay but it's the kind that's prone to scratches on the disc but that's a minor complaint.

John continued to write great songs after The Beatles as this album attests.It is a winner from start to finish that every music fan should have. If you already have the 2000 version, you might not need this but it's still great to have.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His greatest Solo Recording Ever! December 11, 2010
Format:Audio CD
"Imagine", by John Lennon, is the crown jewel of his solo recording career. Released 40 years ago, it still stands as his best and most popular album ever. The title track is to this day, an anthem for peace, and remains a classic rock radio staple. The album is filled with quality musicianship and songwriting. The song "How Do You Sleep", is an obvious attack on Paul McCartney, and the fact that George Harrison appears on the song, playing some of the most stinging solo guitar of his career, speaks volumes about the relationship between Paul, and the other Beatles during that time period. "Jealous Guy", is an apologetic ballad, that hits the listener to the core, and was later remade into a hit record by Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music. The song "Gimme Some Truth", is an all out attack on politicians and the government. The haunting "I Don't Want To Be A Soldier", is a Vietnam era anti-war song that effectively takes the listener to the plight of the draftee, and pending death. Strong stuff indeed. "Oh Yoko", is a fun catchy pop tune, that pays homage to his wife, that actually works as an answer to those who basically trashed her for being Mrs John Lennon. Along with George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass", I believe John Lennon's "Imagine", are the two greatest solo Beatle recordings ever made.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lennon's masterpiece! January 19, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is a product of a true genius! Not only do we have the song of the millenium ('Imagine') by the artist of the millenium but also an excellent assortment of acoustic and rock tracks. 'It's so hard', 'I don't want to be a soldier', 'Gimme some truth' and 'How do you sleep?' show Lennon's true characteristic grit with biting fuzzy guitar and equally fitting vocals. Emotional acoustic ballads like 'How?' and 'Oh my love' go nicely with the more jolly 'Jealous guy' and the folksy 'Crippled inside' and 'Oh Yoko!'. A great performance by John, Phil Spector and the Plastic Ono's and also by George Harrison who plays brillient slide guitar. Overall, an enlightening and cheerful album which follows nicely from the outstanding melancholy album 'Lennon/Plastic Ono band'. Nobody will ever rival John's lyrical abilities and certainly won't capture John's mood in quite the same way again. We miss you John.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Melodic follow up to POB August 23, 1998
Format:Audio CD
Plastic Ono Band was a deadend. A great album,but still a dead end. It's been said that IMAGINE was a retreat. Actually, it was a progression. Lennon found a way to combine the raw emotionalism of POB with his sentiment; his anger with his tenderness.
"Jealous Guy"(originally a contender for the white album under the title "Child of Nature" is one of the most sublime melodies Lennon has ever written and every bit as emotionally honest and naked as any song on POB. Lennon later dismissed IMAGINE as POB with sugar coating. It's much more than that--it is the vision of a man looking forward to the future and less on the pain of the past.
MIND GAMES and WALLS AND BRIDGES would reconfigure and rework much of this album(and, in the process, reducing its critical status)in less compelling ways. Although both those albums have their moments(particularly the MIND GAMES album), it is clear that after IMAGINE Lennon was treading water until the next big development appeared in the form of DOUBLE FANTASY.
Other reviewers have missed the maturity of the album and the emotional complexity of this work. POB was Lennon's missed adolescence. IMAGINE is the work of an adult--a contradicition in rock music at the time--and all the better for it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars everything has an edge April 25, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This album helped me survive adolescence. There is humor here (the lyric to "Crippled Inside", the harmonica in "Oh, Yoko"), but everything has an edge. The hard-rock string arrangements in "It's So Hard" and "How Do You Sleep" are brilliant and original. George Harrison is in eloquent form in "Gimme Some Truth" and "How Do You Sleep".
I also recommend PENTATONIC SCALES FOR THE JAZZ-ROCK KEYBOARDIST by Jeff Burns.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album from start to finish. June 24, 2011
By Michael
Format:Audio CD
Released in 1971, over a year after The Beatles went their seperate ways. John Lennon's Imagine was the first album where he really recieved recognition as a solo artist and that he wasn't just the former memeber of the biggest band in the world. Although Lennon had a couple of hit singles already including "Give Peace A Chance" and "Instant Karma" and he also had one album to his credit "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" a year before but Imagine established him as a true solo artist. While Plastic Ono Band recieved a lot of critical acclaim, many fans were left scratching their heads over the album's raw style. This record (as I said in my review for Plastic Ono Band) sort of went back to the sound that he was known for with The Beatles. The previous record was more confessional which is why it is less produced in style. This time, he includes more echo with more guitars and an orchestra on some songs. The songs are more complex in arragements while I felt the debut included songs that were more simple.

The album opens with the title track which is Lennon's most popular but also universal song. The lyrics, while simple, make a strong statement but I always felt that was Lennon's best quality when writing lyrics. He was always direct and just said what was on his mind and it makes it even more poetic. The album closes with "Oh Yoko!" which is the happiest song on the record and a very beautiful but honest tribute to his wife. Other highlights on the album include the bittersweet "Jealous Guy" which shows a lovely side of Lennon I think. A personal favorite of mine is "I Don't Want To Be A Soilder Mama" which pre dates most of the Alternative music that came after Lennon. It's a song that sort of has to grow on you but I couldn't get enough of it after a few listens.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
great album
Published 2 days ago by jim branski
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Thought this was kind of dreary, won't make it to the top of my CDs .
Published 9 days ago by Annie Buck
5.0 out of 5 stars Lennon's Poetic Message to the World
In barely three and a half minutes with simple chords, a rather straight-forward melody, lyrics which are deceptively simple, and an arrangement which is nothing terribly striking,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by classicalsteve
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it. Classic.
Published 1 month ago by kmno2168
5.0 out of 5 stars Lennon's second solo work. ( Not counting Two Virgins"
At the time this was released I loved it. Less so now after all these years. The hateful song, "How do you sleep at night" which was an attack against McCartney really is... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Johnnyhixson
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it, You'll like it.
John Lennon is great and so is this CD
Published 1 month ago by Kat
5.0 out of 5 stars It's John Lennon
Great album, but then we knew that when we ordered. It's not like we didn't know what we were getting.
Published 1 month ago by C. J. Attwood
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
Always loved the Beatles and so was not disappointed with this cd. Well worth getting. Received it within a few days.
Published 2 months ago by Orion
4.0 out of 5 stars Written to poke fun at Paul McCartney
"Imagine" is a step towards a more commercial endeavor than "Plastic Ono Band". Overall its leanings are more popular as the theme takes a "swipe" at Paul... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gregory J. Knight
3.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointment
The album was a little of a disappointment after hearing the great Beatles work and Paul Mccartney's solo work. The recording has a bit of a home studio, not very perfected feel. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Geoffrey
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