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Oct 30, 2001, 03:51 PM
I get the bagism daily account of the beatles doings, and today (the 30th), this was in the account:
[J] 1990
Release of John Lennon posthumous compilation 4-CD box set "Lennon"
in the US (Capitol) and the UK (EMI). Issued in commemoration of
Lennon's 50th birthday. Issued only in CD format. Contains 73
songs: "Give Peace a Chance", "Blue Suede Shoes", "Money", "Dizzy
Miss Lizzy" and "Yer Blues" [first release on CD of these tracks
from the 1969 "Live Peace in Toronto" LP]; "Cold Turkey", "Instant
Karma!", "Mother", "Hold On", "I Found Out", "Working Class Hero",
"Isolation", "Remember", "Love", "Well Well Well", "Look At Me",
"God", "My Mummy's Dead", "Power to the People", "Well (Baby Please
Don't Go)" [live June 6, 1971], "Imagine", "Crippled Inside",
"Jealous Guy", "It's So Hard", "Give Me Some Truth", "Oh My Love",
"How Do You Sleep?", "How?", "Oh, Yoko!", "Happy Xmas (War Is
Over)", "Woman Is the Nigger of the World", "New York City", "John
Sinclair", "Come Together", "Hound Dog" [previous two tracks live
Aug. 30, 1972], "Mind Games", "Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)", "One Day (at
a Time)", "Intuition", "Out the Blue", "Whatever Gets You Through
the Night", "Going Down on Love", "Old Dirt Road", "Bless You",
"Scared", "#9 Dream", "Surprise Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)",
"Steel and Glass", "Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out)",
"Stand By Me", "Ain't That a Shame", "Do You Want to Dance", "Sweet
Little Sixteen", "Slippin' and Slidin'", "Angel Baby" [same
extended version as appears on "Menlove Avenue" album]; "Just
Because", "Whatever Gets You Through the Night", "Lucy in the Sky
with Diamonds" and "I Saw Her Standing There" [the previous 3 songs
recorded live with Elton John on Nov. 28, 1974 - first CD release
of these tracks]; "(Just Like) Starting Over", "Cleanup Time",
"I'm Losing You", "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)", "Watching the
Wheels", "Woman", "Dear Yoko", "I'm Stepping Out", "I Don't Wanna
Face It", "Nobody Told Me", "Borrowed Time", "(Forgive Me) My
Little Flower Princess", "Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him", and
"Grow Old With Me". Technically, the US release was an import,
since Capitol pressed no copies but imported them from Europe.
Early copies omitted the track listing for "Imagine", but this was
corrected on later copies. [Note: the song "Give Me Some Truth"
was originally titled "Gimme Some Truth"][Note 2: the song "Dizzy
Miss Lizzy" was originally spelled "Dizzy Miss Lizzie"].

I have never heard of this box set and I can't find it on amazon. Does anyone know anything about it? It isn't the Lennon Anthology, I know that much.

This is not here.

Oct 30, 2001, 09:35 PM
I bought that one when it came out. Just a straight forward "greatest hits" kind of set (4 CD's).

Apart from "Every man has a woman who loves him" (and even that is on the "new" "Milk & Honey" recently released), nothing on those that can't be found elsewhere (exept maybe the songs from the Toronto Peace Festival in 1969).

Haven't seen that CD box set in any record store in a long time...

The booklet only has a few photos in it and not that much useful information.

"You are number six..."

"I am not a number, I am a free man !"

Oct 30, 2001, 10:14 PM
Look for this one on ebay, it's always on there.


Oct 30, 2001, 10:35 PM
Here you go, there's one up for grabs at the moment...


Good luck!


Nov 01, 2001, 12:51 AM
I received the Lennon box set for Christmas back in 1993. Although there's a lot of stuff on there (including the Plastic Ono Band/Primal album in it's entirety), I was disappointed that there were a few tracks missing (including "What You Got"). I was also disappointed that there weren't much in the way of photos, or liner notes. The booklet is taken up mostly by song lyrics, and which album a song belonged to. Aside from the disappointments, it isn't a bad package, but all of the material is relatively easy to find elsewhere.

"Turn off your mind. Relax and float downstream."
-The Beatles, 1966

[This Message Has Been Edited By Beatleboy On October 31, 2001 12:52 PM]

Nov 04, 2001, 12:01 AM
I brought this for http://www.beatlelinks.net/ubb/smilies/sleep2.gif for her birthday several years ago. This CD set was released in 1990 with the catalogue #C2-95220. The one being auctioned on ebay is currently at $61.00 with a little over 15 hours left to bid.

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