John Lennon Catalog Remastered; Re-Released
July 22, 2010 at 1:32 PM (PT)
All of JOHN LENNON's classic solo albums and other standout recordings have been digitally remastered from his original mixes for a global catalogue initiative commemorating the music legend's 70th birthday, which falls on OCTOBER 9th.
Overseen by YOKO ONO, the GIMME SOME TRUTH campaign will launch on OCTOBER 5th in NORTH AMERICA and worldwide a day earlier.
Among the titles is a new "stripped-down" version 1980's GRAMMY Award winner for Album of the Year "Double Fantasy," remixed and produced by ONO and JACK DOUGLAS, co-producers of the original mix with LENNON. This version comes in an expanded 2 CD and digital edition pairing the new version with LENNON's original mix.
The campaign's other new collections include a hits compilation in two editions titled "Power to the People.," plus a box-set of remastered versions all of LENNON’S 11 albums.
ONO said: "In this very special year, which would have seen my husband and life partner JOHN reach the age of 70, I hope that this remastering/reissue program will help bring his incredible music to a whole new audience. By remastering 121 tracks spanning his solo career, I hope also that those who are already familiar with his work will find renewed inspiration from his incredible gifts as a songwriter, musician and vocalist."