CDP 591516 The John Lennon Collection
previously released material
Released on November 8, 1982
UK CHART POSITION #1 . . . US CHART POSITION #33 . . . 3x PLATINUM RECORD
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T his is the story of a boy what onsatime belonged in a band BEATLES. One day, he met a beautyfull woman, married her and, as a wedding present, they gave the world three minutes of PEACE. The world like it so much that John and Yoko gave the same gift again for XMAS. Then John decided to be a STAR but, before he could, he needed to stand in the COLD to collect himself. Because the people liked peace but didnít know how to use it, John and his wife, Yoko, gave the world a new gift, POWER. Sum peeple complained that John and Yoko didnít have anything pretty to give, so the pear opened up their treasure box and showed them LOVE, IMAGINATION & JEALOUSY. Then everybody was HAPPY. Except John and Yoko. So they decided to live apart from each other to find happiness. John thought he was happy playing GAMES and following his DREAMS, but there was no light in his world anymore, only NIGHT. John and Yoko realized that they were only happy when they were together, so they decided to MOVE back together and STAND BY one another for the rest of their lives. And for five years, they stopped giving gifts to the world, who was always asking for something and never happy with anything anyway, and gave a single special gift to one another, which they called Sean. John loved Sean so much he spent all day with him. At first, peeple waited for John to get bored with Sean, thinking he would come back and give them more presents like in the old days. But he didnít, and soon everyone forgot about him. Then, one day, a beautiful present arrived from John and Yoko unexpectedly. Inside it were songpictures of everything that had happened in the last five years: how John had loved his BEAUTIFUL BOY, spent his days WATCHING everybody else work, how he felt when he was LOSING his wife, and more. His wife, DEAR YOKO, gave as many as John, even though she couldnít sing very well. And suddenly, it became clear that John had been busy all this time becoming a man, and with his WOMAN was STARTING a new journey. This was the story of a boy what onsatime belonged in a band BEATLES but now he belongs to the world.

CDP 591516 back picture sleeve
CDP 591516 back picture sleeve

TRACK LISTING

  1. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  2. INSTANT KARMA!
  3. POWER TO THE PEOPLE
  4. WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT
  5. #9 DREAM
  6. MIND GAMES
  7. LOVE
  8. *HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)    (John Lennon/Yoko Ono)
  9. IMAGINE
  10. JEALOUS GUY
  11. *STAND BY ME    (Ben E. King/Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
  12. (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER
  13. WOMAN
  14. I'M LOSING YOU
  15. BEAUTIFUL BOY (DARLING BOY)
  16. WATCHING THE WHEELS
  17. DEAR YOKO

    CD bonus tracks
  18. MOVE OVER MS. L
  19. COLD TURKEY

    All songs written by John Lennon unless noted

CREDITS

John David Kalodner -- original album coordination and compilation
Chris Worf -- art direction
Annie Liebovitz -- photographs

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK November 8, 1982 Parlophone LP/CS* EMTV/TCEMTV 37 lyric sleeve
US November 8, 1982 Geffen LP GHSP-2023 15 tracks w. lyric sleeve
AUSL 1982 Parlophone LP* PLAY-1021  
BRA 1982 EMI LP* 31C066-78224  
COL 1982 EMI LP*/CS* 11946/29146 17 tracks
GER 1982 Odeon LP 06478224 picture sleeve
JPN 1982 EMI Odeon LP* EAS-91055 17 tracks w. poster
MEX 1982 EMI LP*/CS LEMT/CEMT-1101 17 tracks w. lyric sleeve
US October 1989 Capitol CD/CS CDP 591516 w. bonus tracks
TAI   EMI CD* CDP 7915162  

 

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