Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|John Lennon, Imagine O.S.T.|
Imagine (Original Soundtrack)
Genres: Folk, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock
No Description Available. Genre: Soundtracks & Scores Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 20-SEP-1988
No Description Available.
Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 20-SEP-1988
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Imagine what could have been, but enjoy what was
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 10/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I never truly appreciated the genius of John Lennon as a solo artist until I bought this CD. This is a great introduction to Lennon's music, combining a number of true Beatles classics along with some amazing Lennon solo tracks. The fact that several of the Beatles songs are not the group's more famous ones is an added plus. The very familiar Twist and Shout and Help! are great, but these songs are only an oldies' station away most of the time. The psychedelic Strawberry Fields Forever is great fun, the hard-riffing Revolution packs a punch, and Sgt. Pepper's A Day in the Life highlights Lennon's singular contribution to rock music. I was most thrilled, however, to find A Day in the Life in this collection-it may not immediately come to mind when you think of Beatles classics, but I think it is the Fab Four's most poignant song. The slow, sentimental sound of the White Album's Julia and the frenetic, catchy delivery of The Ballad of John and Yoko help set the stage for the Lennon solo tracks. Naturally, the song Imagine is the highlight of Lennon's solo career, earning a short rehearsal track along with the original in this collection. For me, Woman is the quintessential Lennon track, bursting with emotion and beauty. Then there is the controversial God; I really like the song, especially Lennon's list of things and people he doesn't believe in (which includes "beatles"); the song certainly reflects Lennon's personal philosophy, and this will doubtless flavor some listeners' regard for the track. The remaining songs were less familiar to me, but songs like Jealous Guy and (Just Like) Starting Over encompass the variety, genius, and easy listenability of this great artist's unique music. This album offers the listener a great sampling of Lennon's entire discography. Certainly, arguments can be made about songs that should or should not have been included, but this collection represents a noble and much-appreciated effort to keep alive the memory, music, and genius of an artist struck down much too soon. Imagine what could have been, but enjoy and appreciate what was."
I am a beatlemaniac of 35 years
Sam Sagittarius | Madison, WI USA | 07/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well if you want insight into the man and the music of John Lennon, this is a good one CD purchase. I know most everybody has all the pieces on the CD BUT you don't have them all on one representing John's life. When I feel I need to remember this man and his work this is the CD that I put on. It also reminds what happens to a man's work that is left behind. If you listen to REAL LOVE on this CD you will understand that the remake of it for the anthology was totally off the original concept by John. I think this is a good compilation of music of his life."
What the world could be !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cvairag | Allan Hancock College | 03/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If anyone ever bothered to ask me who my favorite Beatle was (I'd probably have to reincarnate in a time-warp as a 14 year old girl back in 1963 for it to happen), I'd say unquestionably, John. John Lennon was the most important poet in English in the second half of the twentieth century (including Bob Dylan, Mick Jaggar, Dylan Thomas, Bukowski, Seamus Heany, whoever), hands down. His "greatest hits" collections read like synopses of every issue central to the age. No poet is more topical, deeper feeling, more essential on the things that count most. His musical genius still resonates within us - indisputably - but many of the lyrics are immortal. I've felt at times that should humanity still be around a couple of centuries hence, much of rock & roll, as a phenomenon, will be regarded as a footnote to the work of Lennon. I make this claim based of the fact that for humanity to survive, the world is, necessarily, going to have to look like what John envisages in his crowning masterpiece "Imagine". The soundtrack to the film made about him bearing the title of that wonderful song is my favorite collection in short format and belongs in every home, if not for you, then for your descendents, as a reminder of what the best of this age was, and what we could have been, had everyone been able to listen."