Yes he is a legend, and this collection of 20 newly remastered favorites will remind you just how powerful John's solo work could be. Includes Give Peace a Chance; Instant Karma; Mother (single edit); Jealous Guy; Power to the People; Cold Turkey; Love; Mind Games; Whatever Gets You thru the Night; #9 Dream; Stand by Me; (Just Like) Starting Over; Woman; Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy); Watching the Wheels; Nobdy Told Me; Borrowed Time; Working Class Hero; Happy Xmas (War Is Over) , and Imagine .
John Lennon's solo work has been anthologized so many times that it's hard to believe there wasn't a definitive compilation before this one. And, depending on your particular take, you might not find Lennon Legend
quite hitting the mark. However, since it does contain the brilliantly scathing "Working Class Hero," doesn't ignore the woefully underrated Rock 'n' Roll
album, and catches the hopeful renewal that came toward the end of his foreshortened life, it's probably about as close as anyone's going to come. His great songs shine, meditations like "Imagine" and his rockers had form and content, as in "Whatever Gets You Through the Night." He was an icon, and this does him justice. --Chris Nickson