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John Lennon - John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band (2LP, Reissue)

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John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is the debut solo album by English musician John Lennon. Backed by the Plastic Ono Band, it was released by Apple Records on 11 December 1970 in tandem with the similarly titled album by his wife, Yoko Ono. At the time of its issue, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band received mixed reviews overall but later came to be widely regarded as Lennon's best solo album.

Co-produced by Lennon, Ono, and Phil Spector, it followed Lennon's recording of three experimental releases with Ono and a live album from the 1969 version of the Plastic Ono Band. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band contains a largely raw production sound with songs heavily influenced by Lennon's recent primal scream therapy. Its lyrics reflect Lennon's personal issues and include themes of child-parent abandonment and psychological suffering. The tracks were recorded in September and October 1970 at Abbey Road Studios in London, simultaneously with Ono's similarly titled solo album.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band peaked at number eight on the UK Albums Chart and number six on the US Billboard 200. In 1987, Rolling Stone ranked it fourth in its list of "The 100 Best Albums of the Last Twenty Years" and in 2012, ranked it number 23 in its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". It was voted number 244 in Colin Larkin's All-Time Top 1000 Albums (2000). In 2000, the album was remixed with two bonus tracks, "Power to the People" and "Do the Oz". The album's 2021 Ultimate Mixes reissue, in the eight-disc Ultimate Collection box set, features 159 previously unreleased mixes, demos, outtakes, and isolated track elements.

Release Info

Artist: John Lennon
Label: Apple Records
Format: LP, Album, Reissue
Country: Worldwide
Label: Apple Records
Released: 2021-04-23
Genre: Rock
Style: Art Rock, Pop Rock


A1 Mother
A2 Hold On
A3 I Found Out
A4 Working Class Hero
A5 Isolation
B1 Remember
B2 Love
B3 Well Well Well
B4 Look At Me
B5 God
B6 My Mummy's Dead
C1 Mother / Take 91
C2 Hold On / Take 18
C3 I Found Out / Take 7
C4 Working Class Hero / Take 10
C5 Isolation / Take 1
D1 Remember / Take 1
D2 Love / Take 9
D3 Well Well Well / Take 5
D4 Look At Me / Take 3
D5 God / Take 1
D6 My Mummy's Dead / Take 2

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