Imagine a white version

New version of Imagine – the album. Now it’s a double album on white vinyl. Image by Capitol/UMe

On September 10th, 2021, Capitol/UMe will release a limited collector’s edition pressing of “Imagine” as a double LP on white vinyl, featuring the acclaimed 2018 Ultimate Mix mixed by engineer Paul Hicks and overseen by Yoko Ono Lennon on LP1 and a host of outtakes on LP2. The unique, expanded edition, “Imagine – The Ultimate Mixes & Out-takes”, includes the original demo for “Imagine” alongside a host of outtakes that demonstrate the writing and recording process and showcase the evolution of the songs.

Included are outtakes for nearly every song on the record including “Jealous Guy” (Take 9), “It’s So Hard” (Take 6), “Crippled Inside” (Take 3, Take 6), “Gimme Some Truth” (Take 4), “I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die” (Take 25), “Oh My Love” (Take 6), “How Do You Sleep?” (Takes 1 & 2), and an early version of “Oh Yoko” taken from the Bed Peace rehearsal, filmed in the Bahamas.

Side A
1 Imagine
2 Crippled Inside
3 Jealous Guy
4 It’s So Hard
5 I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die

Side B
1 Gimme Some Truth
2 Oh My Love
3 How Do You Sleep?
4 How?
5 Oh Yoko!

Side C
1 Imagine (Original demo recorded at Ascot)
2 Imagine (Take 1)
3 Crippled Inside (Take 3)
4 Crippled Inside (Take 6 alternate guitar solo)
5 Jealous Guy (Take 9)
6 It’s So Hard (Take 6)

Side D
1 I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (Take 25)
2 Gimme Some Truth (Take 4)
3 Oh My Love (Take 6)
4 How Do You Sleep? (Takes 1 & 2)
5 Oh Yoko! (From Bed Peace footage – Sheraton Hotel, Bahamas 1969)

4 Responses

  1. Ronald Ankers says:

    All of the versions of the songs on the second LP were previously in the Imagine box set. Except one – take 25 of I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die. The Imagine box did however include take 21. In addition, page 53 in the book in the box says only 23 takes were made in the initial February sessions (followed by takes 1-7 in May). Is “take 25” a mistake and the new LP will actually include the previously released take 21?

  2. Duane Sogge says:

    I wish you would always include where these albums can be purchased?

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