John Lennon / Imagine Sessions / 6CD Wx Slipcase

John Lennon / Imagine Sessions / 6CD Wx Slipcase / Misterclaudel

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Released 9 September 1971, Recorded 11-16 February And 23 June -5July 1971.Abbey Road Studios London.


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M Claudel is the latest work of the session series of solo albums of John that are currently underway will be the century of the name board that gives off the presence brilliantly to John of the masterpiece not only rock history of “Imagine” sessions. Speaking of John of Imagine and has received similarly high evaluation and Beatles album with the title song, the evaluation will shine as much as time goes on, even after the death of John as it no name board to fade forever been handed down to posterity have. Yet simple instrumentation and arrangements to cover the whole, strong, sometimes gently, in a mysterious attractive album is not released to capture the hearts of those who listen, music that has been recorded also lined with masterpieces called representative music of John it is out, after the Beatles disbanded, it can ask that it was the most eventful time for John. This work, as it was the culmination the studio sessions of the name board in unprecedented quality in both mass that was covering the six disk full, making it the contents such as this not more than that.

Disc 1 recorded four songs of outtakes of “Imagine,” “Cripple Inside” “Jerasugai” “It’s So Hard”. Comes with an appearance that is gradually completed vividly at the beginning studio from a demo. With regard to “Jerasugai”, originally “Child Of Nature” of the title, is interesting completely different that the lyrics while the same melody.

Disk 2 is recorded three songs of outtakes of “It’s So Hard”, “do not want to be a soldier,” “truth want”. In particular, “the truth is I want” is a song vocal is true and wonderful album of highlights Makushitateru Sakeyo by the throat and just John in twisters in, but the moment that seems to be its outtakes, of that another vocal to listen was very good and a collector is.

Disk 3 is almost spent on a single “Oh My Love”. Has a beautiful melody, or in order to make the most of it, you are finished with simple arrangements, in the studio On the contrary it is a surprise that repeatedly take are stacked like this.

Disk 4, has been recorded from curling of “How Do You Sleep” session. Ensa or that John of grudge was rice (laughs), songs of pointedly to Paul. Pepper starts from Fu’s intro, such as adding the irony out “Yesterday” Paul’s first solo single to “Another Day” to the inquiry, lyrics content is poignant ones. Even George are participating in the session, I will imagine that than hurt Paul of mind. Also that John has issued a to such an instruction “em to put more hatred!” To the band, there is something painful as a fan.

Disk 5 Other “How” “Oh Yoko”, has been recorded of outtakes, the Pianodemo the same time non-album songs. Beginning in heavy air is at once clear up such a beautiful “How”, that concludes the album in the hilarious “Oh Yoko” and exquisite songs in such a way the entire album has been saved in this two songs.

And disk 6 other Pianodemo was recorded in 1970, the soundtrack of the short film “Clock”, and recorded acetate sound source was recorded the rough mix of “Imagine”.

Finally, let’s mention also to the jacket photograph. Photos hanging clouds in the languid expression of John of up Speaking of “Imagine” is famous. This cloud is John According to the passage is was written to book something it’s ectoplasm that issued in the ESP or psychic, can you get what about enough of authenticity. Photos that have been used in front of slip case of this work is a rare out photo of the original album. It is John that gives a different impression entirely by photos of the condition, but youthful than the original one, more, it looks to John seems appearance of this era. Photos that have been used in the jacket also in the other one another out photo, here would became dead issue because the cloud is applied to the eye. Because of the position and shape of the clouds in any case is in flux, this cloud is no difference to what has been taken in real time rather than by synthesis, it is where the identity is a concern.

The latest installment of M Claudel is, a session of John of name board “Imagine”, in this way over a six disk recording studio session sound source such as outtakes in the order of the album songs. In addition it is Ketteiban title that contains the same period session, demo, the first appearance sound source that covers such a thoroughly acetate. No more of those will not come out in the future. Using a rare out photo in jacket, permanent Athletic press board of beautiful picture disc specification. With slip case.

ディスク1は「イマジン」「クリップルインサイド」「ジェラスガイ」「イッツソーハード」の4曲のアウトテイクを収録。デモから始まりスタジオで徐々に完成されていく様子が生々しく収録されています。「ジェラスガイ」に関しては、元々「Child Of Nature」というタイトルで、同じメロディでありながら歌詞が全く異なるという興味深いもの。


ディスク3は、ほとんど1枚「Oh My Love」に費やされます。美しいメロディを持ち、それを最大限活かすためか、簡素なアレンジで仕上げられていますが、それに反してスタジオではこのように繰り返しテイクが重ねられているのが驚きです。

ディスク4は、まるまる「How Do You Sleep」のセッションが収録されています。ジョンの怨念というか怨嗟がこめられた(笑)、ポールへのあてつけの曲。サージェントペパーズふうのイントロから始まり、「イエスタディ」をポール初のソロシングル「アナザーディ」を引き合いに出し皮肉を加えるなど、歌詞内容は辛辣なもの。ジョージがセッションに参加しているのも、ポールの心を傷つけたのではと想像します。ジョンがバンドに対し「もっと憎しみを込めてやれ!」などと指示を出しているのも、ファンとしてはつらいものがあります。

ディスク5は「How」「Oh Yoko」の他、同時期のアルバム未収録曲のアウトテイク、ピアノデモを収録しています。重苦しい空気が一気に晴れるような美しい「How」に始まり、陽気な「Oh Yoko」でアルバムを締めくくるという、この2曲でアルバム全体が救われたような絶妙の曲順です。




01. Studio Demo (complete)
02. Take 1 (complete)
03. Take 2 (complete)
04. Take 3
05. Offline Monitor Mix from Version #1
06. Alternate Take Double Piano Overdub (partial)
07. Version 2, take 1
08. Version 2, Alternate Take
09. Version 2, Take 7
10. Mixing Session Offline Monitor Mix

11. Take 1 (breakdown)
12. Take 2
13. Take 3 (breakdown)
14. Take 17
15. Alternate Rough Take

16. Piano Demo #1 “Child Of Nature” (1970)
17. Piano Demo #2 “Child Of Nature” (1970)
18. Take 1
19. Take 2
20. Take 7
21. Take 7 Vocal Overdub
22. Vocal Take 20

23-Take 2

Overdub Session
24. John Talks About King Curtis
25. King Curtis Arrival
26. Playbacks And Discussions
27. Demostrations

01. Rehearsal
02. Saxophone Overdub Take 1
03. Saxophone Overdub Take 2
04. Discussion
05. Saxophone Overdub Take 3
06. Playback 1
07. Discussion
08. Playback 2
09. Playback 3
10. Playback 4

11. Studio Rehearsal
12. Take 1 (complete)
13. Take 2 (complete)

Overdub Session
14. Discussion
15. Playback
16. Playback
17. Playback
18. discussion
19. Saxophone Overdub Take 1
20. Discussion
21. Saxophone Overdub Take 2
22. Saxophone Overdub Take 3
23. Saxophone Overdub Take 4

24. Take 1 (breakdown)
25. Take 2
26. Take 3 (breakdown)
27. Alternate Vocal
28. Vocal Overdub Session

Rehearsal Session
01. Piano Demostration
02. Rehearsal #1
03. Rehearsal #2
04. Rehearsal #3
05. Rehearsal #4
06. Rehearsal #5

Studio Session
07. Make Love, Not War
08. Rehearsal Take 1
09. Run-through
10. Take 1
11. Take 2
12. Middle Eight #1 rehearsal
13. Take 3 (breakdown)
14. Take 3
15. Take 4 (breakdown)
16. Take 4 with rehearsal
17. Take 5 (breakdown)
18. Take 6
19. Take 7 (breakdown)
20. Take 8 (slate as “Take 7”) (breakdown)
21. Take 9 (breakdown)
22. Take 10 (breakdown)
23. Take 11 (slate as “Take 10”) (breakdown)
24. Take 12 (breakdown 1)
25. Take 12 (breakdown 2)
26. Take 12 with false start and breakdown
27. Take 13 (breakdown)
28. Take 14 (breakdown)
29. Take 15 (breakdown)
30. Take 16 (breakdown)
31. Take 17 with False start (erroneously known as Take 2)
32. Take 18 (breakdown)
33. Take 19 (breakdown)
34. Take 20 (fade out)

35. Piano Demo
36. Piano Rehearsal
37. Rehearsal 1
38. Rehearsal 2

01. Rehearsal 3
02. Rehearsal 4 (breakdown)
03. Rehearsal Take 1
04. Rehearsal Take 2
05. Breakdown
06. Breakdown
07. Rehearsal Take 3
08. Breakdown
09. Breakdown
10. Breakdown
11. Take 1
12. Studio Chat
13. Take 2
14. Rehearsal (cut)
15. Alternate Take Version 2 #1
16. Alternate Take Version 2 #2
17. Alternate Take Version 2 #3
18. Alternate Take Version 3
19. Take 4 (breakdown)
20. Take 5 (breakdown) + Take 6
21. Alternate Vocal A
22. Alternate Vocal B
23. Double tracked chorus

01. Demo #1 (1970)
02. People Get Ready – How? Demo #2 (1970)
03. Demo #3 (1970)
04. Demo #4 (1970)
05. Take 1
06. Take 2
07. Take 12
08. Alternate Vocal A
09. Alternate Vocal B
10. Vocal Recording
11. Monitor Mix

12. Demo #1 (1970)
13. Demo #2 (1970)
14. Take 7
15. Take 9
16. Vocal Overdub session #1
17. Vocal Overdub session #2
18. Vocal Overdub session #3

19. San Francisco Bay Blues
20. Well (Baby Please Don’t Go)

21. Sally And Billy #1
22. Sally And Billy #2
23. Help!
24. I’m Having a Baby My Love (improvisation)
25. Instrumental

01. Christmas Message #1
02. Christmas Message #2
03. Somewhere in My Sky (improvisation)
04. Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave #1
05. Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave #2
06. Mailman Bring Me No More blues
07. I’m Not As Strong As You Think
08. You Know How Hard it is (improvisation)
09. Happy Girl
10. I’ll Make you Happy #1
11. I’ll Make you Happy #2

‘Clock’ Soundtrack St Regis Hotel, NY, Sep.1971
12. Shazam
13. Honey Don’t #1
14. Honey Don’t #2
15. Glad All Over
16. Lend Me Your Comb
17. New York City
18. Wake Up Little Susie
19. Vacation Time
20. Not Fade Away
21. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care
22. Heartbeat
23. Peggy Sue Got Married
24. Peggy Sue #1
25. Peggy Sue #2
26. Maybe Baby
27. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
28. Rave On
29. Instrumental “Exit Piece”

30. Imagine
31. Crippled Inside
32. Jealous Guy
33. It’s So Hard
34. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama
35. Gimme Some Truth
36. How?


Misterclaudel. MCCD-396-401

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