Large bulk of John Lennon solo material remastered for October release
'Gimme Some Truth' campaign to launch Yoko Ono overseen John Legend remastered works...
Eight of John Lennon’s classic solo albums and other standout recordings have been digitally remastered from his original mixes for a global catalogue initiative commemorating the music legend’s 70th birthday, which falls on October 9.
Overseen by Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s, “Gimme Some Truth” campaign will launch on 4 October (5 October in North America) with the worldwide release of eight remastered studio albums and several newly-compiled titles...
Double Fantasy, 1980’s Grammy Award winner for Album of the Year, will be presented in a newly remixed ‘Stripped Down’ version remixed and produced by Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas, co-producers of the original mix with John Lennon. The new stripped down version of the album comes in an expanded 2CD and digital edition pairing the new version with Lennon’s original mix, remastered.
The campaign’s other new collections include a hits compilation in two editions titled Power To The People, The Hits‚ a 4CD set of themed discs titled Gimme Some Truth‚ a deluxe 11CD collectors box with the remastered albums, rarities, and non-album singles, titled the John Lennon Signature Box. All of the remastered albums and collections will be available on CD and for download purchase from all major digital service providers.
Yoko Ono said: “In this very special year, which would have seen my husband and life partner John reach the age of 70, I hope that this remastering / reissue programme will help bring his incredible music to a whole new audience. By remastering 121 tracks spanning his solo career, I hope also that those who are already familiar with John’s work will find renewed inspiration from his incredible gifts as a songwriter, musician and vocalist and from his power as a commentator on the human condition. His lyrics are as relevant today as they were when they were first written and I can think of no more apposite title for this campaign than those simple yet direct words ‘Gimme Some Truth’.
For more details on the 'Gimme Some Truth' campaign, check out www.thebeatles.com