John Lennon Live in New York City
John Lennon’s posthumously released “Live in New York City” album from 1986 has seen a revival lately, without having been re-released on a physical disc or having received the “ultimate mix” treatment.
In addition to selling physical items, Amazon also sells mp3 downloads and offers streaming services through Amazon Music. Now, the service has started streaming John Lennon’s 1986 album, “Live in New York City,” an album that was released posthumously and has not been subject to reissues or remixes. Something is odd about this. As the icon image for the release, Amazon Music has used an image of the front page of a very worn copy of the booklet from the original CD.
Amazon Music gives a release date for the album as 25 January 2022. What gives? We know that producer Jack Douglas remixed both the album as well as the concert film years ago, as well as making a new cut of the latter. One can only hope that a release is due soon.
After all, the “Some Time in New York City” was readied for an anniversary release in an ultimate mix last year, but was withdrawn from the release plans. And we have mentioned that we were hoping that the new “Live in New York City” concert film would be part of the “Some Time in New York City” plans.
And as if that wasn’t enough, three days ago, the official John Lennon channel on YouTube posted the same content as a playlist, i.e. only sound and still image – the same tired scanned image of the booklet from the 1986 CD. Provided to YouTube by Parlophone and Auto-generated by YouTube.