1971 album. 2018 remaster. CD1: The Album + The Singles & Extras / CD2: Elements Mixes, Album out-takes & Singles out-takes / CD3: Raw Studio Mixes / CD4: The Evolution Documentary - The story of each song on a journey from demo to master via instructions, rehearsals, recordings, multitrack exploration and studio chat. / Blu-ray 1: The Album + The Singles & Extras + 16 out-takes in hi-res stereo and 5.1 mixes + Original 1971 Quadraphonic Album Remastered. / Blu-ray 2: In The Studio and Deeper Listening - Experience, in immersive Surround Sound, the moment John and The Plastic Ono Band record each song live, from a sonic soundstage at the center of Ascot Sound Studios at John & Yoko's home in Tittenhurst. + Elements mixes + Evolution documentary + Elliot Mintz Interviews. Also available on CD, 2CD, and vinyl.
In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono conceived and recorded the critically acclaimed ‘Imagine’ at their Georgian country home, Tittenhurst Park, in Berkshire, England, and in the state-of-the-art studio they built in the grounds, as well as at the Record Plant in New York. The title track’s universally appealing lyrics were inspired by Ono Lennon’s “event scores” in her 1964 book Grapefruit, and she was officially co-credited as a writer on the track in June 2017. Upon release, the album went to #1 in six countries – Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, U.K. and U.S.
The best-selling single of Lennon’s solo career, the titular song was famously written as a plea for world peace. It remains one of the most legendary songs of all time and has earned numerous accolades. BMI designated it one of the top 100 most-performed songs of the 20th century, the Recording Academy Inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted it into their 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Additionally, the Guinness World Records British Hit Singles book named it the second best single of all time and Rolling Stone ranked it number three in their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” The song has been covered by everyone from Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ray Charles, Madonna, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Diana Ross, Herbie Hancock and Joan Baez.