John Lennon Signature Box (11-CD)

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Format: CD  (11 Discs)
Item:  CAP 06509

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 11
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Capitol

Description by OLDIES.com:

Deluxe 11-CD box set features digitally remastered editions of all his solo studio albums spanning the years 1971-84 plus Lennon Home Demos a two-CD collection of rarities. Includes 65-page book and commemorative John Lennon print and three new, very personal essays to John by Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Julian Lennon.

Included albums:

  • Plastic Ono Band
  • Imagine
  • Some Time In New York City
  • Mind Games
  • Walls and Bridges
  • Rock 'n' Roll
  • Double Fantasy
  • Milk and Honey

Bonus Disc 1: Home Tapes

  • 1. Mother [Demo Version]
  • 2. Love [Demo Version]
  • 3. God [Demo Version]
  • 4. I Found Out [Demo Version]
  • 5. Nobody Told Me [Demo Version]
  • 6. Honey Don't [Demo Version]
  • 7. One of the Boys [Demo Version]
  • 8. India India [Demo Version]
  • 9. Serve Yourself [Demo Version]
  • 10. Isolation [Demo Version]
  • 11. Remember [Demo Version]
  • 12. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) [Demo Version]
  • 13. I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die [Demo Version]

Bonus Disc 2: Non-Album Singles

  • 1. Power To the People
  • 2. Happy Xmas (War is Over)
  • 3. Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
  • 4. Cold Turkey
  • 5. Move Over Ms. L
  • 6. Give Peace a Chance

Entertainment Reviews:

Mojo (Publisher) - p.114
3 stars out of 5 -- "Alternative takes of JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND aside, it's the Dakota home recordings that prove most compelling."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Mother
  • 2.Hold On
  • 3.I Found Out
  • 4.Working Class Hero
  • 5.Isolation
  • 6.Remember
  • 7.Love
  • 8.Well Well Well
  • 9.Look At Me
  • 10.God
  • 11.My Mummy's Dead

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Imagine
  • 2.Crippled Inside
  • 3.Jealous Guy
  • 4.It's So Hard
  • 5.I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die
  • 6.Gimme Some Truth
  • 7.Oh My Love
  • 8.How Do You Sleep?
  • 9.How?
  • 10.Oh Yoko!

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Woman Is The Nigger Of The World
  • 2.Sisters, O Sisters
  • 3.Attica State
  • 4.Born In A Prison
  • 5.New York City
  • 6.Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • 7.The Luck Of The Irish
  • 8.John Sinclair
  • 9.Angela
  • 10.We're All Water

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Cold Turkey
  • 2.Don't Worry Kyoko
  • 3.Well (Baby Please Don't Go)
  • 4.Jamrag
  • 5.Scumbag
  • 6.Au

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Mind Games
  • 2.Tight A$
  • 3.Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)
  • 4.One Day (At a Time)
  • 5.Bring on the Lucie (Freda People)
  • 6.Nutopian International Anthem
  • 7.Intuition
  • 8.Out the Blue
  • 9.Only People
  • 10.I Know (I Know)
  • 11.You Are Here
  • 12.Meat City

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Going Down On Love
  • 2.Whatever Gets You through The Night
  • 3.Old Dirt Road
  • 4.What You Got
  • 5.Bless You
  • 6.Scared
  • 7.#9 Dream
  • 8.Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox) - (featuring Elton John)
  • 9.Steel And Glass
  • 10.Beef Jerky
  • 11.Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out)
  • 12.Ya Ya

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Be-Bop-A-Lula
  • 2.Stand By Me
  • 3.Medley: Rip It Up / Ready Teddy
  • 4.You Can't Catch Me
  • 5.Ain't That A Shame
  • 6.Do You Wanna Dance
  • 7.Sweet Little Sixteen
  • 8.Slippin' and Slidin'
  • 9.Peggy Sue
  • 10.Medley: Bring It On Home To Me / Send Me Some Lovin'
  • 11.Bony Moronie
  • 12.Ya Ya
  • 13.Just Because

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.(Just Like) Starting Over
  • 2.Kiss Kiss Kiss
  • 3.Cleanup Time
  • 4.Give Me Something
  • 5.I'm Losing You
  • 6.I'm Moving On
  • 7.Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
  • 8.Watching the Wheels
  • 9.Yes, I'm Your Angel
  • 10.Woman
  • 11.Beautiful Boys
  • 12.Dear Yoko
  • 13.Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him
  • 14.Hard Times Are Over

Tracks on Disc 9:

  • 1.I'm Stepping Out
  • 2.Sleepless Night
  • 3.I Don't Wanna Face It
  • 4.Don't Be Scared
  • 5.Nobody Told Me
  • 6.O' Sanity
  • 7.Borrowed Time
  • 8.Your Hands
  • 9.(Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess
  • 10.Let Me Count the Ways
  • 11.Grow Old With Me
  • 12.You're the One

Tracks on Disc 10:

  • 1.Power To The People
  • 2.Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
  • 3.Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
  • 4.Cold Turkey [Single Version]
  • 5.Move Over Ms L
  • 6.Give Peace A Chance

Tracks on Disc 11:

  • 1.Mother - (previously unreleased)
  • 2.Love - (previously unreleased)
  • 3.God - (previously unreleased)
  • 4.I Found Out - (previously unreleased)
  • 5.Nobody Told Me - (previously unreleased)
  • 6.Honey Don't - (previously unreleased)
  • 7.One Of The Boys - (previously unreleased)
  • 8.India, India - (previously unreleased)
  • 9.Serve Yourself - (previously unreleased)
  • 10.Isolation - (previously unreleased)
  • 11.Remember - (previously unreleased)
  • 12.Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) - (previously unreleased)
  • 13.I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die - (previously unreleased)

Product Description:

Personnel: John Lennon (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards); Yoko Ono (vocals, drums, wind); Dr. Winston O'Boogie, Los Paranoias (guitar, Clavinet, percussion); David Spinozza, Earl Slick, Elliot Randall, Hugh McCracken, John Tropea, Steve Love, Wayne "Tex" Gabriel (guitar); Stan Bronstein (flute, saxophone); Michael Brecker (saxophone); Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone, horns); George Opalinsky, David Tofani, Grant Hungerford, John Parran, Roger Rosenberg, Seldon Powell, Ron Tooley (horns); Kenny Ascher, Ken Asher (piano, organ, Mellotron); Adam Ippolito (piano, organ); George Small (piano, keyboards); Paul Griffin (piano); Ed Walsh (synthesizer, Oberheim synthesizer); Pete Cannarozzi (synthesizer); Wayne Pedziwiatr, Neil Jason, Tony Levin (bass guitar); Jim Keltner, Richard Frank, Jr. (drums, percussion); Andy Newmark, Ringo Starr, Yogi Horton, Allan Schwartzberg (drums); Arthur Jenkins, Jr., Jimmy Maelen (percussion); Gordon Grody, Cheryl Mason Jacks, Eric Troyer, Cassandra Wooten, Billy Alessi, Kings Temple Choir, Kurt Yahjian, Michelle Simpson, Cas Mijac, Bob Alessi, Pete Thom, Benny Cummings Singers, Carlos Alomar (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Elephant's Memory, Invisible Strings, Plastic Ono Band, Flux Fiddlers, The Mothers of Invention.
Audio Remasterers: Sean Magee; George Marino; Paul Hicks.
Audio Remixers: Jack Douglas; Jay Messina; Steve Thompson ; Michael Barbiero; Roy Cicala; Yoko Ono.
Liner Note Authors: Julian Lennon; Sean Lennon; Yoko Ono; Anthony DeCurtis.
Recording information: A and R Studios, New York, NY (1973); A&M Studios (1973); Ascot Sound Studios (1973); Hit Factory, New York, NY (1973); Record Plant East (1973); Record Plant West (1973); Record Plant, New York, NY (1973); Sterling Sound, New York, NY (1973); The Automatt, San Francisco, CA (1973).
Photographers: Iain Macmillan; J쳌rgen Vollmer; Lilo Raymond; Spud Murphy ; Ray Connelly; Astrid Kirchnerr; David Nutter; Tom Blau; Nishi F. Saimaru; Allan Tannenbaum; Bob Gruen; Peter Fordham; Joe Sia; David Spindel; Kishin Shinoyama; Jack Mitchell; Astrid Kirchherr; Yoko Ono.
Arrangers: John Lennon; Yoko Ono.
The crown jewel in Apple/EMI's extensive 2010 John Lennon remasters series, Signature Box contains all of the solo studio albums Lennon released during his lifetime (minus the trio of experimental duet LPs with Yoko Ono released on Apple and Zapple), his first posthumous album Milk and Honey, a disc of non-LP singles, a disc of home demos, but not the 2010 showcase item Double Fantasy Stripped Down, which is available only as a bonus on the indvidual reissue of Double Fantasy. It is, in other words, close enough to complete to perhaps invite a little bit of quibbling about what is absent -- Live Peace in Toronto could fit in nicely with this batch and there are outtakes from Menlove Ave missing but the real niggling comes with the home demo disc, which emphasizes demos and alternate takes of songs from Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, leaving behind demos of songs Lennon gave away, including "I'm the Greatest" and "Goodnight Vienna," which he handed over to Ringo, and songs that never made it to one of his records. Ultimately, this is nitpicking because Signature Box is handsomely produced and contains the best-sounding Lennon remasters -- remastered by the team that did the acclaimed 2009 Beatles remasters, using the original mixes, not the recent remixes -- which is enough to make this more than worthwhile for the serious Lennon fan. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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