Ultimately, it's all about the music. And fortunately there's a lot of that available! Both
on CD and by digital download.
A great way to celebrate John Lennon's 70th birthday this Fall is to listen to recordings made
by John Lennon both as a solo artist and with the Beatles. And also to the wealth of recordings
made by other artists of John's compositions. There are also some great CDs available that help
you understand the musical influences on John Lennon.
There are some brand-new releases and reissues that celebrate John's 70th birthday.
• All of John
Lennon's solo catalogue has been re-mastered and is being reissued on
Tuesday October 5th.
overseen by Yoko Ono and EMI Music, includes
Award-winning "Double Fantasy" in a new "stripped down" version remxied and produced by Yoko
Ono and Jack Douglas, a hits compilation in two editions called "Power To The People: The
Hits", a 4CD set of themed discs "Gimme Some Truth" and a deluxe 11CD collectors box with the
remastered albums, rarities and non-album singles titled the "John Lennon Signature Box".
here for more info.
• The "Instant Karma" album of John Lennon songs
covered by many of the world's biggest stars (including U2, Green Day, Christina Aguilera) as a
benefit for the human rights organization Amnesty International is being reissued.
• One of John Lennon's most fervent fans, Ozzy Osbourne, has recorded a special cover of
a song from John's "Imagine" album as a download-able charity single to benefit Amnesty
International. Full details of that will follow soon.
John Lennon and Beatles Music
Here are links to lists of some of the best Lennon and Beatles music available.
• Recordings by John Lennon
• Recordings by the Beatles