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Imagine - John Lennon

Imagine – John Lennon

Imagine is the second studio album by John Lennon. Recorded and released in 1971, the album is more heavily produced in contrast to the basic, raw arrangements of his previous album, the critically acclaimed John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. The album is considered the most popular of his works and the title track is considered one of Lennon’s finest songs. In 2012, Imagine was voted 80th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

While in New York, both former-Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison had a short jam session. At this session, Lennon asked Harrison if he would like to perform on Lennon’s next album, with recording that was to begin in a week’s time at Lennon’s Ascot Sound Studios at his Tittenhurst Park residence. Harrison said yes, and would ask friend and bassist Klaus Voormann, via a phone call, if he wanted to come to the recording sessions


Released: 9 September 1971 (US) and 8 October 1971 (UK)

Recorded: 11–12 February, 23 June–5 July 1971 at Abbey Road Studios, London; Ascot Sound Studios, Surrey; Record Plant, New York

Genre: Rock

Length: 39:29

Label: Apple

Producers: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector


Singles released from the Album:

Imagine / It’s So Hard” Released in October 1971

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