John Lennon 70th birthday album reissue details revealed

Yoko Ono is overseeing reissuing of back catalogue material

The details of the forthcoming John Lennon album reissues have been revealed.

Eight of the late Beatle‘s albums are being reissued on October 9 digitally and on CD, with the project being overseen by his widow Yoko Ono. The date would have been Lennon‘s 70th birthday.

As well as the studio album further releases, including a new ‘stripped’ version of his and Ono‘s 1980 ‘Double Fantasy’ album, will be released. The new version was produced by Ono and Jack Douglas, who worked on the original album.

The original album was released only weeks before Lennon‘s murder at hands of deranged fan Mark Chapman, which took place in New York on the evening of December 8 – only minutes after Lennon and Ono had completed a recording session.

An 11-CD set, the ‘John Lennon Signiature Box’, will include 13 home recordings that have not been released previously. Essays from Ono and Lennon‘s sons Sean and Julian will be included.

A 15-song compilation, ‘Power To The People: The Hits’, will also be released, as will a four-CD set, ‘Gimme Some Truth’.

The eight studio albums being reissued are: ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’, ‘Imagine’, ‘Some Time In New York City’, ‘Mind Games’, ‘Walls And Bridges’, ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’, ‘Double Fantasy’, ‘Milk And Honey’.

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