John Lennon would have turned 80 this October and the occasion will be marked with the release of a brand new box set.
“Gimmie Some Truth The Ultimate Mixes,” executive produced by Yoko Ono Lennon and produced by Sean Ono Lennon, will drop on October 9th, which would have been John’s birthday. The Deluxe Edition will feature 36 songs hand-picked by the pair, all of which were completely remixed. It will be released on two CDs, alongside a Blu-ray audio disc.
“John was a brilliant man with a great sense of humor and understanding,” writes Yoko in the preface of a 124-page book that comes with the Deluxe Edition. “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.”
In addition to the Deluxe Edition, the set will be released in a variety of other formats including digitally, as well as a 19-track CD or 2LP version, and a 36-track 2CD or 4LP version. Click here to pre-order and check out a newly remixed version of “Instant Karma! (We All Shine)” to the right.
- ONE MORE THING! John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman was once again denied parole from prison last week. This was the 11th time his parole was denied, and he’ll have to wait two more years before he can get another hearing on parole.