Imagine: John Lennon - Music from the Motion Picture

John Lennon
 
Imagine: The Movie - Front cover Imagine: The Movie - Rear Cover
Imagine: The Movie - Front Cover Imagine: The Movie - Rear Cover
Imagine: The Movie - Gatefold Inner
Imagine: The Movie - Gatefold Inner
Imagine: The Movie - Inner Sleeve
Imagine: The Movie - Inner Sleeve

Label Parlophone
Catalogue No.'s PCSP 722
TCPCSP 722 (cassette)
CDPCSP 722 (C.D.) ... (international number CDP 7 90803 2)
Release date 10th October 1988
Total time 73:48
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :22nd October 1988
Highest Position :64
Weeks in Chart :6
Detail : A soundtrack double album of the film, which was premiered in the U.K. on 25th October 1988.
The premiere took place at the Canon Cinema, Haymarket, London with Yoko, Sean and Cynthia all in attendance.
The film went on general release three days later.

The film had originally been finished at just over two hours long, but was deemed too long and had 22 minutes cut for the final print.

Being the story of John Lennon, the soundtrack of the film contains songs recorded by The Beatles, and therefore what we get here is a fine collection of songs from all of John's career.

ALL THE SONGS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE FEATURED IN "IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON" HOWEVER FOR TECHNICAL REASONS AND IN ORDER TO PROVIDE COMPLETE VERSIONS, SOME OF THE PERFORMANCES DIFFER FROM THOSE USED IN THE MOTION PICTURE

The front cover contains a self-portrait of John, with the rear having a early Beatle shot of John taken by Astrid Kirchherr. Inside the gatefold are some nice pictures of John, with the lyrics to "Imagine".
The inner sleeves are thick card, with little more than a track listing on.

The C.D. which was released simultaneously, also has an international number of CDP 7 90803 2.


Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Real Love Lennon First release for this 1980 demo, which would later be re-created into a Beatle track in 1996.
See Real Love
A very similar (but longer) demo can be found on Lost Lennon Tapes - Volume Nineteen
2:51
Twist And Shout Medley-Russell A great Lennon vocal from 1963,
See Please Please Me
2:34
Help ! Lennon-McCartney Title track from the 1965 film,
See Help !
2:18
In My Life Lennon-McCartney Voted the greatest song ever written in Mojo magazine of August 2000.
From 1965, see Rubber Soul
2:26
Strawberry Fields Forever Lennon-McCartney 1967, From the greatest all-time single, no question ! ...
See Strawberry Fields Forever
4:08
A Day In The Life Lennon-McCartney Clean starting version !, NO cross-fade intro from Sgt. Pepper !
From 1967, see Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
5:07

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Revolution Lennon-McCartney Incredibly, a B-side (of a double A-side !) from 1968,
See Hey Jude
3:24
The Ballad Of John And Yoko Lennon-McCartney 1969, John's wry comment on his and Yoko's life,
See Ballad Of John And Yoko
2:59
Julia Lennon-McCartney A hauntingly beautiful song from 1968,
See White Album
2:55
Don't Let Me Down Lennon-McCartney 1969, Another B-side, and from the Let It Be sessions,
See Get Back
3:35
Give Peace A Chance Lennon-McCartney Full 1969 single version with count-in intro.
See Give Peace A Chance
4:54

Side 3

Track Composer Recording Information Time
How ? Lennon 1971 album track,
See Imagine
3:42
Imagine (Rehearsal) Lennon First release for this 1971 demo. 1:26
God Lennon 1970 album track,
See John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
4:09
Mother Lennon Live from the "One to One" Concert.
See Live In New York City
4:46
Stand By Me King-Leiber-Stoller From the 1975 album,
See Rock 'n' Roll
3:28

Side 4

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Jealous Guy Lennon Originally called "Child Of Nature",
See Imagine
4:14
Woman Lennon Lennon back on top form in 1980,
See Double Fantasy
3:33
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) Lennon Another beautiful 1980 Lennon ballad,
See Double Fantasy
4:06
(Just Like) Starting Over Lennon A hit single and great album track,
See Double Fantasy
4:00
Imagine Lennon In many opinions, Lennon's greatest ballad,
See Imagine
3:02



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