Menlove Avenue

John Lennon
 
Menlove Avenue - Front cover Menlove Avenue - Rear Cover
Menlove Avenue - Front Cover Menlove Avenue - Rear Cover
Menlove Avenue - Label
Menlove Avenue - First Pressing Label
Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. PCS 7308
TCPCS 7308 (cassette)
Release date 3rd November 1986
Total time 42:18
U.K. Album Chart Detail : Did NOT Chart.
Detail : A posthumous album of John's outtake material.
As you can see on the cover, the album is actually titled Menlove Ave. using the shortform of Avenue.
It is credited to John Lennon.

The A-side are all tracks recorded at the relevant sessions but NOT released.
The B-side features early takes of songs that were all released on the album "Walls And Bridges", albeit in changed versions.

The cover was an Andy Warhol original illustration, made from a photo of John.

Menlove Avenue - As a child John was brought up by Aunt Mimi and Uncle George in their home on Menlove Avenue in Liverpool. In 1956 was John was 16, Elvis Presley happened as a world phenomenon. It changed John's life. John's American rock roots, Elvis, Fats Domino and Phil Spector are evident in these tracks. But what I hear in John's voice are the other roots of the boy who grew up in Liverpool, listening to Greensleeves, BBC Radio and Tessie O'Shea.
Yoko Ono Lennon

Bootlegs of the "Menlove Ave." Outtakes. (Remember, these ARE outtakes themselves anyway !)

The best bootlegs of the "Menlove Ave." outtakes that I have are :
Angel Baby - Original take is on a Bootleg single.
Lost Lennon Tapes - Volume Six - Has "Rock and Roll People" and "Here We Go Again".

Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Here We Go Again Lennon-Spector From the Rock 'n' Roll sessions 4:45
Rock 'n' Roll People Lennon From the Mind Games sessions 4:20
Angel Baby Hamlin From the Rock 'n' Roll sessions
Although this version is artificially extended, and therefore runs longer than on previously available versions.
3:39
Since My Baby Left Me Crudup From the Rock 'n' Roll sessions 3:44
To Know Her Is To Love Her Spector From the Rock 'n' Roll sessions 4:38

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Steel And Glass Lennon From the Walls and Bridges sessions 4:09
Scared Lennon From the Walls and Bridges sessions 4:15
Old Dirt Road Lennon-Nilsson From the Walls and Bridges sessions 3:53
Nobody Loves You
(When You're Down And Out)
Lennon From the Walls and Bridges sessions 4:27
Bless You Lennon From the Walls and Bridges sessions 4:12


Released Versions

First pressings (1986) - is worth about 15.

C.D.

13th April 1987 the C.D. was first issued on catalogue number CDPCS 7308 with no bonus tracks.
The C.D. is also listed with the catalogue number CDP 7 46576 2.


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