John Lennon Box Set Announced
28 Aug 2020
Gimme Some Truth. The Ultimate Mixes
, a new box set featuring 36 John Lennon
solo tracks, has been announced this week. Curated and executive produced by Yoko Ono and Sean Ono Lennon, it is due to be released on October 9th, on what would have been John Lennon's 80th birthday.
'John was a brilliant man with a great sense of humour and understanding, 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.' - Yoko Ono
Gimme Some Truth
was mixed by Paul Hicks with assistance from engineer Sam Gannon. The final mixes of Lennon's tracks were completed with vintage analog equipment at L.A.'s Henson Recording Studio, and mastered in analog by Alex Wharton at the famed Abbey Road Studios.The box set is available in digital, vinyl, and CD editions.
John Lennon's life is celebrated in a number of Genesis Editions:
- A Day in the Life
is a photo essay that records the historic day that The Beatles discovered they had achieved their first UK No. 1 single as documented by award-winning photojournalist Michael Ward.
- BIG: Beatles In Germany by Tony Sheridan, Günter Zint
is a profound pictorial document of that bond between The Beatles and their 'guardian' country: from their first trip to Hamburg in 1960 to a national tour and John's film work in 1966.
- Mania Days, The Beatles 1964 US Tour - The Photographs of Curt Gunther
records the Beatles first trip to the US and the start of Beatlemania.
- Golden Dreams: The Beatles 'A Hard Day's Night'
by Astrid Kirchherr, Max Scheler is a photographic journey accompanying The Beatles during the filming of A Hard Day's Night in Liverpool, 1964. The limited edition book presents Astrid Kirchherr and Max Scheler's unpublished pictures of The Beatles, the Liverpool music scene's early-60s explosion, and the phenomenon of the Merseybeat.
- Now These Days Are Gone - 'Help!'
by Michael Peto is a collection of hundreds of photographs taken during the making of The Beatles' second feature film, Help!
- Hello, Goodbye: The Beatles in Tokyo, 1966
reveals unseen images of The Beatles' visit to Japan on their last tour tour.
- Blinds & Shutters - The Story of the Sixties
by Michael Cooper includes relaxed images of John and Yoko captured at the preparation and opening of their exhibition 'You Are Here' at Robert Fraser Gallery in London in 1968.