John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth

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Gimme Some Truth is a compilation album by British singer-songwriter John Lennon, released in October 2020 via Calderstone Productions and Universal in Europe and Capitol Records in the US.

As part of the celebrations for John Lennon’s 80th birthday his most vital and best loved solo recordings have been completely remixed from scratch for a new collection: GIMME SOME TRUTH.

I’m sick and tired of hearing things from uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics All I want is the truth, just give me some truth I’ve had enough of reading things by neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians All I want is the truth, just give me some truth” – John Lennon, “Gimme Some Truth

On October 9th, 2020, John Lennon’s 80th Birthday, in celebration of his remarkable life, a collection of some of the most vital and best loved songs from his solo career will be released as a suite of beautifully presented collections, titled GIMME SOME TRUTH. THE ULTIMATE MIXES.

Executive Produced by Yoko Ono Lennon and Produced by Sean Ono Lennon, these thirty-six songs, handpicked by Yoko and Sean, have all been completely remixed from scratch, radically upgrading their sonic quality and presenting them as a never-before-heard Ultimate Listening Experience.

Mixed and engineered by multi GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Paul Hicks, who also helmed the mixes for 2018’s universally acclaimed Imagine – The Ultimate Collection series, with assistance by engineer Sam Gannon who also worked on that release, the songs were completely remixed from scratch, using brand new transfers of the original multi-tracks, cleaned up to the highest possible sonic quality.

After weeks of painstaking preparation, the final mixes and effects were completed using only vintage analogue equipment and effects at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles (formerly A&M Studios, where John had recorded some of the Rock ‘n’ Roll album), and then mastered in analogue at Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton in order to ensure the most beautiful and authentic sound quality possible.

GIMME SOME TRUTH. – named for Lennon’s 1971 excoriating rebuke of deceptive politicians, hypocrisy and war, a sentiment as relevant as ever in our post-truth era of fake news.

GIMME SOME TRUTH. traces the arc of Lennon’s post-Beatles life and career, bringing together songs from all of his revered solo albums including John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970), Imagine (1971), Some Time In New York City (1972), Mind Games (1973), Walls and Bridges (1974), Rock ‘n’ Roll (1975), Double Fantasy (1980) and 1984’s posthumous Milk and Honey.

The collection is bookended with his early non-album singles, kicking off with the one-two punch of ‘Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)’, Lennon’s exuberant exhortation about the karmic forces of action/reaction and equality (‘we all shine on like the moon and the stars and the sun’) and the electrifying addiction-themed ‘Cold Turkey’, culminating with the holiday classic ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ and the anti-war protest anthem ‘Give Peace A Chance’, with its ubiquitous, titular call to action: ‘All we are saying is Give Peace A Chance.’

Sequenced in chronological order by album they were released on, songs on the 36-track version include all of Lennon’s biggest hits and showcase his thoughts, beliefs and convictions about everything from peace (‘Imagine’, ‘Give Peace A Chance’, ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’), religion (‘God’), politics (‘Power To The People’, ‘Working Class Hero’), lying politicians (‘Gimme Some Truth’), racism (‘Angela’), equality (‘Woman’), love and marriage (‘Love’, ‘Oh Yoko!’, ‘Dear Yoko’, ‘Mind Games’, ‘Out The Blue’, ‘Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him’, ‘Grow Old With Me’), fatherhood (‘Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)’), loneliness (‘Isolation’) and much more.

Some of the many other highlights include the sonically sumptuous ‘Jealous Guy’ and ‘#9 Dream’, the acerbic ‘How Do You Sleep?’, the breezy, carefree ‘Watching The Wheels’, a rollicking live recording of ‘Come Together’ that he had originally recorded with The Beatles, the rapturous Elton John collaboration ‘Whatever Gets You Thru The Night’, and the jubilant, bittersweet ‘I’m Stepping Out’.

This double album 2 LP record set is on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves, eight page booklet, double sided fold out poster and bumper sticker, pressed in Europe via Universal.

(10978)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)

3:22

A2

Cold Turkey

5:01

A3

Isolation

2:51

A4

Power To The People

3:23

B1

Imagine

3:02

B2

Jealous Guy

4:10

B3

Gimme Some Truth

3:15

B4

Come Together (Live)

4:17

B5

#9 Dream

4:46

C1

Mind Games

4:11

C2

Whatever Gets You Thru The Night

3:27

C3

Stand By Me

3:31

C4

(Just Like) Starting Over

3:55

C5

Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)

4:01

D1

Watching The Wheels

3:32

D2

Woman

3:32

D3

Grow Old With Me

3:20

D4

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

3:33

D5

Give Peace A Chance

4:53

SKU 10978
Record Label Calderstone Productions
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 0602435001869
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 09 October 2020
Original Release Date (Year) 09 October 2020
Barcode # 602435001869
Shipping Weight 0.7000kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, 8 Page Booklet, Fold Out Poster, Bumper Sticker, Remastered Audio
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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