John Lennon, who started and ended The Beatles, will soon have his solo catalog remastered for the “Lennon” vinyl collection.
All eight of John Lennon’s solo studio albums were remastered from their original analogue masters from 96k digital files.
“Lennon,” a new 9LP boxed collection on heavyweight, 180-gram vinyl with faithfully replicated original album art will be released June 9 by Capitol/UMe.
The individual albums will be released on Friday, August 21. The Beatles’ rhythm guitarist and mouth organ player is one of the world’s most celebrated songwriters and performers of all time. He was posthumously honored with a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award and two special BRIT Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him in the Top 5 of the magazine’s “100 Greatest Singers Of All Time” list.
The albums are all out-of-print worldwide on vinyl, with the exception of previous LP remasters of ‘Imagine’ and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ which are in print in the United States.
Lennon is the first complete collection of John Lennon’s solo studio albums to be released on vinyl.
Yoko Ono and a team of engineers led by Allan Rouse at Abbey Road Studios in London and by George Marino at Avatar Studios in New York remastered the collection from John Lennon’s original mixes in 2010. The new vinyl masters were cut by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios and the LPs have been manufactured for the world by Optimal Media in Germany.
Each of the Lennon collection’s LPs is an authentic reproduction of its U.K.
original, in its sound and visual presentation.
In keeping with the original album artwork, Imagine contains reproductions of its two postcards, poster and inner bag, Some Time In New York City includes reproductions of its original postcard and inner sleeve, Walls and Bridges includes its sleeve with two fold-over flaps, an eight-page booklet and inner sleeve, and Mind Games, Double Fantasy and Milk and Honey also include reproductions of their original inner sleeves.
The remastered albums were released worldwide in 2010 on CD and for download purchase from all major digital retailers. The John Lennon Signature Box, released that year to commemorate Lennon’s 70th birthday, is a deluxe, 11CD and digital collection of the eight remastered albums, plus rare and previously unreleased recordings, and an EP of Lennon’s non-album singles.
The Lennon Collection includes: John Lennon: Lennon [9LP vinyl collection] John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) Imagine (1971) Some Time In New York City [2LP] (1972) Mind Games (1973) Walls and Bridges (1974) Rock ‘n’ Roll (1975) Double Fantasy (1980) Milk and Honey (1984)