Happy 80th Birthday, John Lennon: ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Box Set Out Now (Listen/Buy)


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Today, Oct. 9, is the 80th birthday of late, great Beatles legend John Lennon.

An anniversary like that requires a proper commemoration, and the Gimme Some Truth. The Ultimate Mixes. box set is precisely that. Personally curated by Yoko Ono Lennon (Executive Producer) and Sean Ono Lennon (Producer), this massive collection brings together a large swath of material related to Lennon’s prolific post-Beatles career.

It’s available now in a variety of formats from our Rock Cellar Store:

Click here to purchase the 2-CD/Blu-ray/124-page book set
Click here to purchase the 2-CD set
Click here to purchase the 2-LP set
Click here to purchase the 4-LP/poster/bumper sticker box set

Recent weeks have seen previews of the collection, such as this new mix of “Instant Karma (We All Shine On)”:

“John was a brilliant man with a great sense of humour and understanding,” writes Yoko Ono Lennon in the preface of the book included in the Deluxe Edition (available here). “He believed in being truthful and that the power of the people will change the world. And it will. All of us have the responsibility to visualize a better world for ourselves and our children. The truth is what we create. It’s in our hands.”

Here’s more on the process that went into curating Gimme Some Truth. The Ultimate Mixes., per a news release:

Mixed and engineered by multi GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Paul Hicks, who also helmed the mixes for 2018’s universally acclaimed Imagine – The Ultimate Collection series, with assistance by engineer Sam Gannon who also worked on that release, the songs were completely remixed from scratch, using brand new transfers of the original multi-tracks, cleaned up to the highest possible sonic quality. After weeks of painstaking preparation, the final mixes and effects were completed using only vintage analog equipment and effects at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, and then mastered in analog at Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton in order to ensure the most beautiful and authentic sound quality possible.

It’s a masterful new release for John Lennon fans, and one well suited for his 80th birthday.

Listen to the new digital release below, via Spotify.


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