Plastic Ono Band Day

The Abbey Road Studios mural today reminds us who we are. © Abbey Road Studios

Today, the new editions of the John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album is due out. Also nicknamed “Sgt Lennon”, the album became much more appreciated in hindsight than at the time. Variety has a great interview with bass guitarist Klaus Voormann, who talks about the recording sessions.

The audio content is close to seven and a half hours in length, and while still waiting for the physical discs, we have to admit that we leapt to the jam session “disc” on Spotify.

Speaking of the jam session segment, John is doing a few Carl Perkins songs, and someone responsible for listing composer credits haven’t done their homework and mistook Perkins’ “Glad All Over” for the song of the same title by Dave Clark 5.

Wrong credits for “Glad all over”

Make sure to also check out Jeff Slate’s article in Rock Cellar Magazine. Oh, and check out Mike Carrera’s blow-by-blow about what’s new and what’s not here.

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7 Responses

  1. rick says:

    I feel like I’m a Plastic Ono Band. Can’t wait till I receive mine.

  2. Colin Fletcher says:

    Sgt Lennon? Never heard that before. Who referred to it as that?

  3. Tony Littman says:

    I’m sorry, but that error in misattributing Glad All Over’s credits is unforgivable, given that this has not exactly been a rushed project.

  4. David Fisher says:

    I wonder if Dave Clark and Mike Smith’s estate actually get the royalties?!? Of course they shouldn’t but having been given a worldwide credit that might be an interesting legal question…

    I hadn’t heard the Sgt Lennon comment before – great title given that musically it’s the absolute opposite in style with its minimalist arrangements. My favourite JL record and great to have Yoko doing her thing all over us in 5:1 in the box set. (I think that’s on there isn’t it? My copy is yet to arrive.)

  5. Marilee says:

    What happened to the post about all the errors in the book?

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