New ‘Imagine’ box set celebrates John Lennon’s 78th birthday

The massive collection is packed with previously unreleased mixes and outtakes.

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Today, October 9, would’ve been John Lennon’s 78th birthday. To celebrate the occasion Yoko Ono Lennon supervised the release of a mammoth Imagine box set that spans six CDs, over 140 tracks and a sprawling 120-page book.

Imagine—The Ultimate Collection is as comprehensive a box set as you’ll see. It features high-definition remixes, outtakes from the album sessions, raw studio mixes, interviews with the legend and more. For die-hard fans, this project is a rare opportunity to experience Lennon’s vocal brilliance on the Imagine album like never before.

“Yoko was very keen that these Ultimate Mixes should achieve three things: to be totally faithful [to] and respectful [of] the originals, be generally sonically clearer overall and increase the clarity of John’s vocals,” Grammy Award-winning engineer Paul Hicks wrote in the accompanying book. “‘It’s about John,’ she said. And she was right. His voice brings the biggest emotional impact to the album.”

Stream Imagine—The Ultimate Collection here:

The box set retails for $99.98. More information at imaginejohnyoko.com.  

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