John Lennon - Mind Games

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Mind Games is the fourth studio album by John Lennon, originally released in October 1973 by Apple Records.

After the hostile reaction to the politically charged Sometime In New York City, Lennon moved away from explicit protest songs and returned to introspective songwriting.

Mind Games was perhaps Lennon's most low-key collection to date. The general consensus was that the album had all the fine and familiar ingredients, only some of the fizz had gone out of the pop. Arriving at a time when scores of other superstars were dealing out their Yuletide triumphs, the unassuming Mind Games unfortunately managed to get rather lost in the shuffle.

The album came as quite a relief after the strident bad vibes of Some Time In New York City. Most importantly, Lennon seemed to have retrieved the sense of humour.

While offering nothing spectacularly new or exciting, Mind Games did successfully make use of various styles that Lennon had trademarked in more creative times: the zany wordplay ("Tight A$," "Freda Peeple") and the songs of consciousness raising ("Mind Games", "Intuition"). Best of all, it gave us several more of John's poignantly honest and melodic ballads ("I Know" and "You Are Here" - the latter being, a favourite Lennon slogan dating back to his 1968 exhibition of White Art).

Mind Games could almost have been a collecton of out-takes ranging over the past six years of Lennon's career. The title song flashing back all the way to the Lennon of 1967, with its invocations of "magic, the search for the grail" and its exhortations to "chant the mantra" and "raise the spirit of peace and love"; the rockers of "Meat City" and "Tight A$" and lovely ballads like "Out Of The Blue" and "One Day (At A Time)".  

Mind Games first appeared on the US Billboard chart on November 10, 1973, reaching #18 and spending a total of 13 weeks.

Check out the track: “Mind Games”. 

This 2015 reissued LP with remastered audio, reproduced artwork and digital download is pressed in Germany on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

(0600753570999)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Mind Games

4:13

A2

Tight A$

3:37

A3

Aisumasen (I’m Sorry)

4:44

A4

One Day (At A Time)

3:09

A5

Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple)

4:12

A6

Nutopian International Anthem

0:03

B1

Intuition

3:08

B2

Out The Blue

3:23

B3

Only People

3:23

B4

I Know (I Know)

3:49

B5

You Are Here

4:08

B6

Meat City

2:45

SKU 0600753570999
Record Label Apple Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 5357099
Country DE - Germany
Release Date (Year) 30 October 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 29 October 1973
Barcode # 0600753570999
Shipping Weight 0.3050kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Original Album Artwork Replicated, Digital Download, Reissue, Remastered Audio, 2015 John Lennon Vinyl LP Reissue Series
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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