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Old Apr 12, 2005, 03:09 AM   #1
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Imagine, Lennon sings India, India


India, India
Take me to your heart
Reveal your ancient mysteries to me...

These are extracts of lyrics from John Lenon's unpublished song India, India with which the legendary musician will make his Broadway debut, almost 25 years after his death.

Along with another never-before heard number, I Donít Want to Lose You , the song will be performed in public for the first time, making Lenon's unfulfilled dream of a musical come true.

The songs feature in a new musical of the Beatleís life, and have been heard only by few Beatles fans, that too muffled bootleg versions.

Lennon wrote India, India in the late 1970s for a musical he was writing named after his song The Ballad of John and Yoko , reports timesonline.co.uk.

The musical never materialised and the track remained unheard, except on recordings smuggled out of Lenonís flat.

The song, sung in a vocal style similar to that of Paul McCartney's Hey Jude , recalls a trip to India in search of spiritual enlightenment, says timesonline.co.uk.

Lennon may have been writing about the Beatles' spiritual journey to India in 1968, when they spent time at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in Rishikesh, now in Uttaranchal.

According to Pete Nash, chairman of the British Beatles Fan Club, the lyrics were unique, but the melody had been from two other songs Lenon was working on at the time, Memories and Serve Yourself .

The second track, I Donít Want to Lose You , a melancholy ballad, had been given to the surviving Beatles in 1995 by Ono, to be released on the Anthology album. However, the producer was unable to remove a buzzing noise from the tape and it was left out.

The song, known to Lennon enthusiasts as Now and Then , was composed in 1977 or 1978.

Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow and guardian of his estate, has sanctioned the use of the tracks in the Broadway musical.

India, India

Take me to your heart
Reveal your ancient mysteries to me
Iím searching for an answer
Thatís somewhere deep inside
I know Iíll never find it here
Itís already in my mind
Iíve got to follow my heart
Wherever it takes me
Iíve got to follow my heart
Whenever it calls to me
Iíve got to follow my heart
And my heart is going home
Om

India, India
Listen to my plea
I sit here at your feet so patiently
Iím waiting by the river
But somewhere in my mind
I left my heart in England
With the girl I left behind
Iíve got to follow my heart
Wherever it takes me
Iíve got to follow my heart
Whenever it calls to me
Iíve got to follow my heart
And my heart is going home
India ah


(Courtesy: timesonline.co.uk)
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 03:29 AM   #2
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i have this Song India India here

Listen to my your heart
Reveal your ancient mysteries to me
Iím searching for an answer
Thatís somewhere deep inside
I know Iíll never find it here
Itís already in my mind

India, India
Listen to my plea
I sit here at your feet so patiently
Iím waiting by the river
But somewhere in my mind
I left my heart in England
With the girl I left behind
Iíve got to follow my heart
Wherever it takes me
Iíve got to follow my heart
Whenever it calls to me
Iíve got to follow my heart
And my heart is going home
India ah


and other Lyrics go on...


and to the End reprise of:

Iíve got to follow my heart
Whenever it calls to me
Iíve got to follow my heart
And my heart is going home
India ah


Here my Version India.Mp3


http://rapidshare.de/files/1234240/1...el_10.mp3.html

click on Free and 10_-_Titel_10.mp3 when Counter on Zero

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Old Apr 12, 2005, 02:28 PM   #3
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I love the 1979 Dakota version of this on the Anthology box set. Is this version different?
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I love the 1979 Dakota version of this on the Anthology box set. Is this version different?
Suprisingly, this beautiful song didn't appear on the Lennon Anthology or the Lost Lennon Tapes radio series. I believe you must be thinking about the Pegboy bootleg Free As A Bird: The Dakota Beatle Demos. I remember being so shocked that it wasn't on the box set as it is probably my favorite unreleased John song ("Child of Nature", too, of course ).

I don't know how I feel about this musical. I wish John's actual demo had been released on this year's Acoustic cd instead!
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Suprisingly, this beautiful song didn't appear on the Lennon Anthology or the Lost Lennon Tapes radio series. I believe you must be thinking about the Pegboy bootleg Free As A Bird: The Dakota Beatle Demos. I remember being so shocked that it wasn't on the box set as it is probably my favorite unreleased John song ("Child of Nature", too, of course ).

I don't know how I feel about this musical. I wish John's actual demo had been released on this year's Acoustic cd instead!
Same here, Fluxus !

Seems to me that songs like "India" and "What ever happened to..." would be OBVIOUS choices by Yoko for releases, such as last year's "Accoustic" CD...

... instead of all of these alternate versions of already released tracks... with some songs already having alternate versions out...
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Same here, Fluxus !

Seems to me that songs like "India" and "What ever happened to..." would be OBVIOUS choices by Yoko for releases, such as last year's "Accoustic" CD...

... instead of all of these alternate versions of already released tracks... with some songs already having alternate versions out...
So many of the Dakota demos should be released officially. Just imagine what John could have done with them in the studio...

Thanks for agreeing, and it was me, not Fluxus.
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i love this song because my name is india!
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I prefer the guitar demos over the piano ones, John always sounds so sad at the piano for some reason. I have this song on disc five of a nine disc bootleg called "Between The Lines: The Complete Home Recordings 1975-1980"
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