Second solo studio album from the Beatles' John Lennon. Imagine was originally recorded in February and June of 1971 and was more heavily produced than the music on the critically acclaimed John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. It is Lennon's most popular solo outing and the title track is thought by many to be one of his finest moments. Lennon would later give Yoko Ono credit for co-writing the plea for world peace with him. George Harrison features on half of the album's tracks, but Paul McCartney features only as the inspiration for "How Do You Sleep?". Lennon wrote the song in retaliation against McCartney's alleged personal attacks on Lennon and Ono, on his then recent Ram album. Both "Oh My Love" and "How?" reference Lennon's ongoing experience with primal therapy. Ten tracks in all. Released by Calderstone Productions Limited on 180 gram vinyl with a poster.
- 180 gram pressing
- includes poster
- music label: Apple Records 1971 / Calderstone Productions Limited 2015
reviewed by brian nilsson 08/2015