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Imagine is the second solo studio album by English musician John Lennonreleased in September on Apple Records. Its lyrics reflect peace, love, politics, Lennon's experience with primal scream therapyand following a period of high personal tensions, an attack on former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney in the song " How Do You Sleep? The album's title track is widely considered to be Lennon's signature song. Extensive footage from the sessions was recorded for a scrapped documentary; bits of footage were later released on the documentary film Imagine: John Lennon Recording was scheduled to begin in a week's time at Lennon's Ascot Sound Studiosat his Tittenhurst Park residence.
George Harrison would also Λέξη Μαγική - Βίκτωρ Πολυδώρου - Αυτή Τήν Ώρα by to contribute lead guitar parts on various songs. Extensive footage of the sessions, showing the evolution of some of the songs, was originally filmed and titled Working Class Hero before being shelved.
Imagine was written and recorded during a period of particularly bad feeling between Lennon and former bandmate Paul McCartney following the Beatles' break-up the year before and McCartney winning his case in the High Court to have their legal partnership dissolved. I don't really go 'round with those thoughts in my head all Oh time The track " Imagine " became Lennon's signature song and was written as a plea for world peace.
Years later he acknowledged Ono's role in the song's creation and stated his Oh that he had not credited her as a co-writer. The last song on the album was "Oh Yoko! The photographs on Dítě - Hana Ulrychová - Pojďte Dál, Chci Být Chvíli S Vámi… front and back covers were taken by Yoko Ono, using a Polaroid camera. Dig a hole in your garden to put them in. Early editions of the LP included a postcard featuring a photo of Lennon holding a pig, in mockery of McCartney's similar pose with a sheep on the cover of Ram.
In Japan the Quad mix was also issued on vinyl but using Sansui's QS matrix system also known as RM regular matrix plus they released a discrete 4-channel reel to reel tape of the album.
Reviewing the album inRolling Stone magazine's Ben Oh said it "contains a substantial portion of good music" but considered Lennon's previous album to be superior. He also warned of the possibility that Lennon's "posturings will soon seem not merely dull but irrelevant". InLennon and Ono released an minute film to accompany the Imagine album which featured footage of them at their Berkshire property at Tittenhurst Park and in New York City.
It included many of the tracks from the album and some additional material from Ono's album Fly. Derided by critics as "the most expensive home movie of all time", it premiered to an American audience,  on TV on 23 December Lennon later Traeumerei - André Rieu - Romantic Paradise his displeasure with the more commercial sound of the album, saying that the title track was "an anti-religiousanti-nationalistic, anti-conventionalanti-capitalistic song, but because it's sugar-coated, it's accepted".
In a subsequent edition of the same publication, Lennon rebuked his former bandmate, saying, "So you think 'Imagine' ain't political?
It's ' Working Class Hero ' with sugar on it for conservatives like yourself!! The album re-entered the charts duringpeaking at number 3 in Norway,  5 in the United Kingdom,  34 in Sweden,  and 63 in the United States. In Februarythe remastered and remixed edition reached number 11 on the Japanese chart.
The Record Plant piano on which Lennon re-recorded some of the album's keyboard parts was sold at auction in In Octoberanother remastered version of the album was released, and the album re-entered the Billboard at number On My Love - Various - Imagine - John Lennon Forever NovemberImagine became available on the Rock Band 3 video game, exploiting the music game's use of a keyboard.
On Record Store Dayin honour of the album's 40th anniversary, it was re-released on gram vinyl with an additional 12" white vinyl record entitled Imagine Sessionsfeaturing tracks taken from the John Lennon Anthology. Vinyl album issued for 's Record Store Day containing early mixes of the tracks, without reverb or effects, placed in the same running order of the original album.
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