Shaved Fish

John Lennon
 
Shaved Fish - Front cover Shaved Fish - Rear Cover
Shaved Fish - Front Cover Shaved Fish - Rear Cover
Shaved Fish - Inner Sleeve Front Shaved Fish - Inner Sleeve Rear
Shaved Fish - Inner Sleeve Front Shaved Fish - Inner Sleeve Rear
Label Apple
Catalogue No. PCS 7173
TCPCS 7173 (cassette)
Release date 24th October 1975
Total time
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :8th November 1975
Highest Position :8
Weeks in Chart :  17
+12 ... from 17th January 1981 when it reached no.11
Detail : John's eleventh solo album, and first "Greatest Hits" package.
Credited to John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

Contains all the hit singles up to this date EXCEPT Stand By Me, and yet adds two non-single album tracks.

The cover was designed by Roy Kohara and has some excellent drawings by Michael Bryan to illustrate each song. On the rear of the cover the title Shaved Fish adds the epithet "(Collectable Lennon)". The inner sleeve once again has all the lyrics to each track, although once again E.M.I. gets a few words wrong, including the opening whispers in "Happy Xmas".

An interesting aside ... in New Musical Express of 1st November 1975, Charles Shaar Murray reviewed the album, spotting that Phil Spector did not produce "Cold Turkey" as the sleeve suggested and queried the two non-single tracks, and why certain other favourites were missing.
As was his won't, John replied in person to the journalist and his reply was printed in the N.M.E. of 13th December 1975. John agreed that the producer of "Cold Turkey" was not Spector, saying "There's no echo on it", and that he thought all the tracks were singles except "Imagine". John also apologised for the mistakes in the sleeve, saying that he was unable to keep an eye on E.M.I. because he was "having his baby, as it were".

"A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words" - Dr. Winston O'Boogie


Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Give Peace A Chance Lennon-McCartney Part of the original single version,
See Give Peace A Chance
0:58
Cold Turkey Lennon See the hit single Cold Turkey 5:02
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
Mother Lennon From the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 5:06
Woman Is The Nigger Of The World Lennon-Ono From the album Some Time in New York City 4:36

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Imagine Lennon See the hit single Imagine released the same day. 3:00
Whatever Gets You Through The Night Lennon See the hit single Whatever Gets You Thru The Night 3:03
Mind Games Lennon See the hit single Mind Games 4:10
#9 Dream Lennon See the hit single No.9 Dream 4:45
Happy Xmas (War IS Over) Ono-Lennon See the hit single Happy Xmas 3:22
Give Peace A Chance Lennon-McCartney Live from the "One to One" concert of 30th August 1972. 0:58


Released Versions

First pressings (1975) - is worth about 10.

C.D.

26th May 1987 the C.D. was first issued on catalogue number CDP 7 46642 2 with no bonus tracks.



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