With Anniversaries coming up for all of John Lennon‘s post-Beatles albums, it’s nice to see such detail being applied to the remixed collection, Gimme Some Truth. It was beautifully packaged and wonderfully detailed. Now as the anniversary date for John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band has barely passed, we get news of a lavish and well-collected new box that will celebrate the album.

On April 16, Apple Records will reissue John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band as a 6CD/2BD set. This box will feature the original album in a newly remixed form, and will add to it with outtakes, demos, and much more. The Blu-ray discs will provide all the things found on the CDs as hi-resolution (192kHz/24-bit) Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound remixes. The BDs will include all tracks in Dolby Atmos. A “War Is Over!” poster and two postcards are included. To further the brilliance, a 132-page hardbound book with photos and writings is packed in. 

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band will not only be reissued in the Deluxe 6CD/2BD box, but also in 2CD [original album remixed and Outtakes], CD [original album remixed], DD, and 2LP Half-Speed LP packages. The Ultimate mix of “Mother” can be heard below.

Let’s hope for Anniversary treatments like this one for the remaining classic Lennon albums with 50th anniversaries coming up.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band  – John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band

CD1 (The Ultimate Mixes – Original Album)
01 Mother
02 Hold On
03 I Found Out
04 Working Class Hero
05 Isolation
06 Remember
07 Love
08 Well Well Well
09 Look At Me
10 God
11 My Mummy’s Dead
12 Give Peace A Chance
13 Cold Turkey
14. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)

CD2 (Outtakes)
01 Mother (Take 61)
02 Hold On (Take 2)
03 I Found Out (Take 1)
04 Working Class Hero (Take 1)
05 Isolation (Take 23)
06 Remember (Rehearsal 1)
07 Love (Take 6)
08 Well Well Well (Take 2)
09 Look At Me (Take 2)
10 God (Take 27)
11 My Mummy’s Dead (Take 2)
12 Give Peace A Chance (Take 2)
13 Cold Turkey (Take 1)
14 Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) (Take 5)

CD3 (The Element Mixes – Mixes that bring out buried elements)
01 Mother
02 Hold On
03 I Found Out
04 Working Class Hero
05 Isolation
06 Remember
07 Love
08 Well Well Well
09 Look At Me
10 God
11 My Mummy’s Dead
12 Give Peace A Chance
13 Cold Turkey
14 Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)

CD4 (The Raw Studio Mixes)
01 Mother (Take 64)
02 Hold On (Take 32)
03 I Found Out (Take 3 Extended)
04 Working Class Hero (Take 9)
05 Isolation (Take 29)
06 Remember (Take 13)
07 Love (Take 37)
08 Well Well Well (Take 4 Extended)
09 Look At Me (Take 9)
10 God (Take 42)
11 My Mummy’s Dead (Take 1)
12 Give Peace A Chance (Take 4 Extended)
13 Cold Turkey (Take 2)
14 Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) (Take 10)
15 Mother (Take 91)
16 I Found Out (Take 7)
17 God (Take 1)

CD5 (The Evolution Documentary – Mini Documentaries on the creation of songs)
01 Mother
02 Hold On
03 I Found Out
04 Working Class Hero
05 Isolation
06 Remember
07 Love
08 Well Well Well
09 Look At Me
10 God
11 My Mummy’s Dead

CD6 (The Jams and The Demos)
01 Johnny B. Goode (Jam) 
02 Ain’t That A Shame (Jam)
03 Hold On (1) (Jam)
04 Hold On (2) (Jam)
05 Glad All Over (Jam)
06 Be Faithful To Me (Jam)
07 Send Me Some Lovin’ (Jam)
08 Get Back (Jam)
09 Lost John (1) (Jam)
10 Goodnight Irene (Jam)
11 You’ll Never Walk Alone (Parody) (Jam)
12 I Don’t Want To A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (1) (Jam)
13 It’ll Be Me (Jam)
14 Honey Don’t (Jam)
15 Elvis Parody (Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog/When I’m Over You) (Jam)
16 Matchbox (Jam)
17 I’ve Got A Feeling (Jam)
18 Mystery Train (Jam)
19 You’re So Square (Jam)
20 I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (2) (Jam)
21 Lost John (2) (Jam)
22 Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow) (Jam)
23 Mother (Home Demo)
24 Hold On (Studio Demo)
25 I Found Out (Home Demo)
26 Working Class Hero (Studio Demo)
27 Isolation (Studio Demo)
28 Remember (Studio Demo)
29 Love (Home Demo)
30 Well Well Well (Home Demo)
31 Look At Me (Home Demo)
32 God (Home Demo)
33 My Mummy’s Dead (Home Demo)

BD1 (Stereo/5.1 Surround/Dolby Atmos – 192kHz/24-bit)
The Ultimate Mixes
01 Mother
02 Hold On
03 I Found Out
04 Working Class Hero
05 Isolation
06 Remember
07 Love
08 Well Well Well
09 Look At Me
10 God
11 My Mummy’s Dead
12 Give Peace A Chance
13 Cold Turkey
14 Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
Outtakes
15 Mother (Take 61)
16 Hold On (Take 2)
17 I Found Out (Take 1)
18 Working Class Hero (Take 1)
19 Isolation (Take 23)
20 Remember (Rehearsal 1)
21 Love (Take 6)
22 Well Well Well (Take 2)
23 Look At Me (Take 2)
24 God (Take 27)
25 My Mummy’s Dead (Take 2)
26 Give Peace A Chance (Take 2)
27 Cold Turkey (Take 1)
28 Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) (Take 5)
The Element Mixes
29 Mother
30 Hold On
31 I Found Out
32 Working Class Hero
33 Isolation
34 Remember
35 Love
36 Well Well Well
37 Look At Me
38 God
39 My Mummy’s Dead
40 Give Peace A Chance
41 Cold Turkey
42 Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
The Demos
43 Mother (Home Demo)
44 Hold On (Studio Demo)
45 I Found Out (Home Demo)
46 Working Class Hero (Studio Demo)
47 Isolation (Studio Demo)
48 Remember (Studio Demo)
49 Love (Home Demo)
50 Well Well Well (Home Demo)
51 Look At Me (Home Demo)
52 God (Home Demo)
53 My Mummy’s Dead (Home Demo)
54 Give Peace A Chance (Home Demo) *
55 Cold Turkey (Home Demo) *
56 Instant Karma! (Studio Demo) *

BD2 (Stereo/5.1 Surround/Dolby Atmos – 192kHz/24-bit)
The Raw Studio Mixes
01 Mother (Take 64)
02 Hold On (Take 32)
03 I Found Out (Take 3 Extended)
04 Working Class Hero (Take 9)
05 Isolation (Take 29)
06 Remember (Take 13)
07 Love (Take 37)
08 Well Well Well (Take 4 Extended)
09 Look At Me (Take 9)
10 God (Take 42)
11 My Mummy’s Dead (Take 1)
12 Give Peace A Chance (Take 4 Extended)
13 Cold Turkey (Take 2)
14 Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) (Take 10)
The Raw Studio Mixes/ The Outtakes
15 Mother (Take 91)
16 Hold On (Take 18) *
17 I Found Out (Take 7)
18 Working Class Hero (Take 10) *
19 Isolation (Take 1) *
20 Remember (Take 1) *
21 Love (Take 9) *
22 Well Well Well (Take 5) *
23 Look At Me (Take 3) *
24 God (Take 1)
25 My Mummy’s Dead (Take 2) *
26 Give Peace A Chance (Take 4) *
27 Cold Turkey (Take 2) *
28 Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) [Take 5] *
The Evolution Documentary
29 Mother
30 Hold On
31 I Found Out
32 Working Class Hero
33 Isolation
34 Remember
35 Love
36 Well Well Well
37 Look At Me
38 God
39 My Mummy’s Dead
40 Give Peace A Chance *
41 Cold Turkey *
42 Instant Karma (We All Shine On) *
The Jams/Live and Improvised
43 Johnny B. Goode
44 Ain’t That A Shame
45 Hold On (1)
46 Hold On (2)
47 Glad All Over
48 Be Faithful To Me
49 Send Me Some Lovin’
50 Get Back
51 Lost John (1)
52 Goodnight Irene
53 You’ll Never Walk Alone (Parody)
54 I Don’t Want To Be To be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (1)
55 It’ll Be Me
56 Honey Don’t
57 Elvis Parody (Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog/When I’m Over You)
58 Matchbox
59 I’ve Got A Feeling
60 Mystery Train
61 You’re So Square
62 I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die (2)
63 Lost John (2)
64 Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)
Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band – The Live Sessions
65 Why *
66 Why Not *
67 Greenfield Morning I Pushed An Empty Carriage All Over The City *
68 Touch Me *
69 Paper Shoes *
70 Life *
71 Omae No Okaa Wa *
72 I Lost Myself Somewhere In The Sky *
73 Remember Love *
74 Don’t Worry Kyoko *
75 Who Has Seen The Wind *
* Blu-ray Discs Only

 

By MARowe

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