“Imagine” by John Lennon - album review

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TJR says

I find it's best not to expect much from the ex-Beatles, and the latest from the 30-year-old John Lennon certainly doesn't disappoint; pop-rock norms loved it and it shot to #1 in album charts all over the world. It leads off with his infamous and thought-provoking “Imagine”; that no religion would lead to more world peace is the most astute statement he's ever made. I'm well up for it - pity there's absolutely ZERO chance of that happening in reality! Isn't the imagination a great thing though? Apart from that, nothing excites on side one; the much revered “Jealous Guy” - well delivered though it is - is a bit of a sappy chore to me, a trait which reaches new lows at the tail of the album on “How” and “Oh Yoko!”. The album's only other keeper is “Gimme Some Truth”, which opens up side two. This is my kinda Lennon; ballsy, funny and right on. The Richard Nixon era of politicians are labelled as uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites. Tight-lipped and condescending - mama's little chauvinists. And that's not even the half of it! “I've had enough of watching scenes, with schizophrenic, egocentric, paranoiac, prima-donnas, All I want is the truth, now, now, Just give me some truth, No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of Tricky Dicky, Is going to mother hubbard soft soap me”. Imagine a whole album of THAT (it's easy if you try). This is way better than McCartney or Harrison, but that's not saying much.

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A1 [03:01] 7.7.png John Lennon - Imagine (John Lennon) Pop Ballad
A2 [03:47] 5.2.png John Lennon - Crippled Inside (John Lennon) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A3 [04:14] 5.4.png John Lennon - Jealous Guy (John Lennon) Pop Ballad
A4 [02:25] 5.5.png John Lennon - It’s So Hard (John Lennon) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A5 [06:05] 5.8.png John Lennon - I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier (John Lennon) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B1 [03:16] 6.8.png John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon) Rock
B2 [02:50] 4.0.png John Lennon - Oh My Love (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) Songwriter
B3 [05:36] 5.1.png John Lennon - How Do You Sleep? (John Lennon) Rock
B4 [03:43] 3.9.png John Lennon - How? (John Lennon) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B5 [04:20] 3.4.png John Lennon - Oh Yoko! (John Lennon) Pop

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