|Heart Play - Front Cover||Heart Play - Rear Cover|
|Catalogue No.||8172 381
8172 384 (cassette)
|Release date||16th December 1983|
|Detail :||The first release of a John Lennon interview on record.
It features a 42 minute extract taken from the 30 hours of taping for a Playboy interview from September 1980.
The interviews appear on the album in seven "sections", and included as an insert with the L.P. is a signed "letter" from Yoko describing each of the seven sections.
The first printed extract of these interviews appears in the "Playboy" which reaches the bookshops on 6th December 1980.
A portion of the profits from the "Heart Play" L.P. was donated to the Spirit Foundation, in 72nd Street, New York.
Reflections And Poetry
|Reflections And Poetry - Front Cover|
|Catalogue No.||SM 10014|
|Release date||June 1984 (Imports from the U.S.)|
|Detail :||This interview double album contains excerpts from a two and a half hour interview that John did with RKO Radio on
8th December 1980 just hours before his murder, plus some previously released poetry readings.
The album was withdrawn after some legal action by Yoko, but not before some copies had gone on sale in U.K. record shops. The same interview appeared in a longer format on two later releases, "The Last Word" and "Testimony".
The Last Word
|Last Word - Front Cover||Last Word - Rear Cover (and the C.D.)|
|Catalogue No.||BAK 2096
CBAK 4014 (C.D.)
|Release date||11th July 1988|
|Detail :||Contains 55 minutes and 13 seconds of excerpts from the interview John did with RKO Radio on 8th December 1980, which
is longer than was previously available above.|
It also comes with a one page print of an official Beatles Fan Club letter dated March 1964. The reason for this is, on the reverse is an advert for an "Official Beatles Badge" priced 3 shillings and sixpence, the SAME badges are also offered for sale with this release, price £9:95.
The cassette release took place in January 1992.
My scan of the cover above only looks thin, because more than half of the left side of the cover was plain black.
John and Yoko - The Interview
|Catalogue No.||BBCCD 6002
ZBBC 1195 (Double cassette)
|Release date||12th November 1990|
|Detail :||The first official release of the interview John gave to the B.B.C. D.J. Andy Peebles on 6th December 1980. It had originally been broadcast in five one hour radio specials commencing Sunday 18th January 1981. These five shows were also interspersed with some Lennon music. The full transcript of the interview had been released in the book The Lennon Tapes.|
|Catalogue No.||CDTB 095|
|Release date||14th December 1990|
|Detail :||Contains 73 minutes and 54 seconds of excerpts from the interview John did with RKO Radio on 8th December 1980, which is even longer than was previously available above.|
|Bedism - Front of Box
with postcard detail visible through cut-out.
|Bedism - The whole postcard
when pulled out from the box cover.
|Bedism - Front Cover of C.D.||Bedism - Rear Cover of C.D.|
|Bedism - Rear Cover of Booklet||Bedism - Inside Rear of C.D.|
|Bedism - The C.D.|
|Label||Dressed To Kill|
|Catalogue No.||DRESS 155|
|Release date||14th September 1999|
|Detail :||A terrific package of John dialogue.
Some great packaging, an interesting variety of pictures in an 8-page booklet, and a picture C.D. (shown above). As well as great pictures, the booklet gives an insight into the mind of Lennon, with a report on their journeys of 1969 and a collection of "Lennon Quips" over the years.
The C.D. comes in a white cardboard wrap-around with a postcard tucked behind the front (both also shown above).
For ordering information see Dressed To Kill
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