The John Lennon Collection

John Lennon
 
The John Lennon Collection - Front cover The John Lennon Collection - Rear Cover
The John Lennon Collection - Front Cover The John Lennon Collection - Rear Cover
The John Lennon Collection - Inner Sleeve Front The John Lennon Collection - Inner Sleeve Rear
The John Lennon Collection - Inner Sleeve Front The John Lennon Collection - Inner Sleeve Rear
Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. EMTV 37
TCEMTV 37 (cassette)
Release date 1st November 1982
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :20th November 1982
Highest Position :1 ... for 6 weeks from 4th December 1982
Weeks in Chart :  42
+ 1 ... from 20th April 1996 when it reached no.73
Detail : John's second "Greatest Hits" package.
Credited to John Lennon

This album of T.V. advertised hits was originally planned in 1981, but it was delayed by the difficulties of getting permission to use the Double Fantasy tracks. But, when it finally did emerge, it had massive sales. 300,000 copies were sold in the U.K. in just the first week, and by the third it had topped one million, therefore averaging over 55,000 sales per day !

It contains all the hit singles up to this date EXCEPT Cold Turkey, and adds three more tracks from Double Fantasy.

The cover was designed by Chris Whorf with photographs by Annie Leibovitz. The pictures had been taken at John's last official photographic session in December 1980 for Rolling Stone.
The inner sleeve once again has all the lyrics to each track, and although E.M.I. correct the previous lyric error in "Give Peace A Chance", they yet again get the opening whispers in "Happy Xmas" listed incorrectly.


Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Give Peace A Chance Lennon-McCartney Says on the album "From Shaved Fish", but this is the full single version,
See Give Peace A Chance
4:48
Instant Karma Lennon See the hit single Instant Karma 3:12
Power To The People Lennon See the hit single Power To The People 3:03
Whatever Gets You Through The Night Lennon See the hit single Whatever Gets You Thru The Night 3:03
#9 Dream Lennon See the hit single No.9 Dream 4:45
Mind Games Lennon See the hit single Mind Games 4:10
Love Lennon This track was selected to be released as a single at the same time to help promote the album, although the single is remixed, this is the original album cut.
See the hit single Love
4:10
Happy Xmas (War IS Over) Ono-Lennon See the hit single Happy Xmas 3:22

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Imagine Lennon See the hit single Imagine. 3:00
Jealous Guy Lennon See the album Imagine. 4:13
Stand By Me King-Leiber-Stoller See the hit single Stand by Me. 3:27
(Just Like) Starting Over Lennon See the hit single Starting Over. 3:55
Woman Lennon See the hit single Woman. 3:29
I'm Losing You Lennon See the album Double Fantasy 3:00
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) Lennon See the album Double Fantasy. 4:00
Watching The Wheels Lennon See the hit single Watching The Wheels. 3:33
Dear Yoko Lennon See the album Double Fantasy. 2:32


Released Versions

First pressings (1982) - is worth about 10.

C.D.

23rd October 1989 the C.D. was first issued on catalogue number CDP 7 91516 2 with two bonus tracks.
The C.D. adds the previously missing "Cold Turkey" and for the first time on any album, "Move Over Ms. L".



©2001 Graham Calkin's Beatles Pages. All Rights Reserved.