Gimme Some Truth - The Ultimate Mixes

John Lennon

Gimme Some Truth - Front Cover Gimme Some Truth - Picture Origin
Gimme Some Truth - Front Cover The cover of Gimme Some Truth is from a black-and-white shot of Lennon.
Taken in the Apple offices in November 1969, the day he returned his MBE to the Queen.
The original image contained both Lennon and Yoko Ono, although she has been airbrushed out of the new version.
Gimme Some Truth - Box Set
Gimme Some Truth - Box Set

Label Universal Music Group
Catalogue No.'s 350 0208 (Deluxe Boxset) - Barcode 6 02435 00208 8
Release date 9th October 2020
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :16th October 2020
Highest Position :3
Weeks in Chart :2
Detail : Yet another "best of" package (yes, I've lost count) and second use of the Gimme Some Truth title.
Credited to John Lennon

The 2010 compilation of the same name contained 72 songs spread across four CDs.
Although those songs were not remixed as here, the two releases share quite a similar tracklisting only six songs on this collection were not on the earlier release:
"Angela", live "Come Together", "I Know (I Know)", "Angel Baby", "Dear Yoko", and "Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him".

As part of the celebrations for what would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday his most vital and best loved solo recordings have been completely remixed from scratch for a new collection.

GIMME SOME TRUTH. traces the arc of Lennon’s post-Beatles life and career, bringing together songs from all of his revered solo albums including
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970), Imagine (1971), Some Time In New York City (1972), Mind Games (1973), Walls and Bridges (1974),
Rock ‘n’ Roll (1975), Double Fantasy (1980) and 1984’s posthumous Milk and Honey.

The collection is bookended with his early non-album singles, kicking off with the one-two punch of "Instant Karma !" and "Cold Turkey",
culminating with the Christmas classic "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" and the anti-war protest anthem "Give Peace A Chance".

Sequenced in chronological order by the album they were released on, songs on the 36-track version include all of Lennon’s biggest hits and
showcase his thoughts, beliefs and convictions about everything from
peace, religion, politics, lying politicians, racism, equality, love and marriage, fatherhood, loneliness and more.

Executive Produced by Yoko Ono Lennon and Produced by Sean Ono Lennon, these thirty-six songs, handpicked by Yoko and Sean,
have all been completely remixed from scratch, radically upgrading their sonic quality and presenting them as a never-before-heard Ultimate Listening Experience.
Mixed and engineered by multi GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Paul Hicks, with assistance by engineer Sam Gannon.
After weeks of painstaking preparation, the final mixes and effects were completed using
only vintage analog equipment and effects at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles
(formerly A&M Studios, where John had recorded some of the Rock ‘n’ Roll album),
and then mastered in analog at Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton in order to ensure the most beautiful and authentic sound quality possible.
The 124-page book included in the Deluxe Edition has been designed and edited by Simon Hilton.
The book tells the story of all thirty-six songs in John & Yoko’s words and the words of those who worked alongside them,
through archival and brand-new interviews, accompanied by hundreds of previously unseen photographs, Polaroids,
movie still frames, letters, lyric sheets, tape boxes, artworks and memorabilia from the Lennon-Ono archives.

This new collection was available in a variety of formats:
DELUXE BOX SET, 36 tracks across 2 c.d.'s
                  plus a Blu-Ray audio disc with High Definition 24-96 Stereo, Immersive 5.1 Surround Sound and Dolby Atmos Mixes.
                  With an exclusive 124 Page Book
                  A GIMME SOME TRUTH bumper sticker, a two-sided poster of Lennon printed in black and white with silver and gold metallics
                  and two postcards, one of which is a replica of Lennon’s letter to the Queen in 1969 when he returned his MBE
                  in "protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigerian-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and Cold Turkey slipping down the charts." TWO CD Set, with all the 36 tracks as on the deluxe set, also includes the poster and a booklet filled with photos and the MBE letter.
FOUR LP Set, with all the 36 tracks as on the deluxe set, plus bumper sticker, poster and postcards
ONE CD standard issue, with 19 selected tracks from the deluxe set, also includes the booklet filled with photos and the MBE letter.
Two L.P. Gatefold, with 19 selected tracks from the deluxe set, also includes the booklet filled with photos and the MBE letter.
Plus available digitally on streaming platforms and on download.

The album cover, CD and LP booklets and typographic artworks were designed by Jonathan Barnbrook who created the covers for
David Bowie’s albums Heathen, Reality and The Next Day and won a GRAMMY® Award for the packaging of Bowie’s Black Star album.

16th October 2020 - The album entered the U.K. album charts at no. 3.
23rd October 2010 - Second week in the chart and dropped ten places from number 3 down to 13.


C.D. One

No. Track Recording Information Time
1 Instant Karma See the hit single Instant Karma 3:20
2 Cold Turkey See the hit single Cold Turkey 5:00
3 Working Class Hero Originally from the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 3:47
4 Isolation Originally from the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 2:51
5 Love Originally from the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 3:22
6 God Originally from the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 4:09
7 Power To The People See the hit single Power To The People 3:21
8 Imagine Originally found on the Imagine album.
Later issued as a single (View Here)
3:02
9 Jealous Guy Originally found on the Imagine album.
Later issued as a single (View Here)
4:11
10 Gimme Some Truth From the album Imagine,
where it was entitled "Give Me Some Truth".
(no idea when the title change came about !?)
3:14
11 Oh My Love Originally found on the Imagine album. 2:43
12 How Do You Sleep ? Originally found on the Imagine album. 5:33
13 Oh Yoko ! Originally found on the Imagine album. 4:16
14 Angela Taken from the album Some Time in New York City. 4:05
15 Come Together Live
Taken from the album Live In New York City.
4:22
16 Mind Games Originally issued on Mind Games. 4:11
17 Out The Blue Originally issued on Mind Games. 3:20
18 I Know (I Know) Originally issued on Mind Games. 3:47

C.D. Two

No. Track Recording Information Time
1 Whatever Gets You Thru The Night   From the album Walls And Bridges 3:26
2 Bless You From the album Walls and Bridges. 4:36
3 #9 Dream From the album Walls And Bridges 4:45
4 Steel And Glass From the album Walls And Bridges 4:37
5 Stand By Me From the album Rock 'n' Roll 3:28
6 Angel Baby From the album Menlove Avenue 3:39
7 (Just Like) Starting Over From the album Double Fantasy 3:55
8 I'm Losing You From the album Double Fantasy. 4:00
9 Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) From the album Double Fantasy. 4:00
10 Watching The Wheels From the album Double Fantasy 3:30
11 Woman From the album Double Fantasy 3:31
12 Dear Yoko From the album Double Fantasy 2:33
13 Everyman Has A Woman Who Loves Him From the album Double Fantasy 4:02
14 Nobody Told Me Originally issued as a single (View Here)
Then found on the album Milk and Honey.
3:33
15 I'm Stepping Out Originally from the album Milk and Honey.
Later issued as a single (View Here).
4:05
16 Grow Old With Me Originally from the album Milk and Honey.
Later issued as a single (View Here).
3:07
17 Happy Xmas (War IS Over) See the hit single Happy Xmas 3:33
18 Give Peace A Chance Full 1969 single version with count-in intro.
See Give Peace A Chance
4:51


Disc Three - Blu-Ray

Blu-Ray Audio Disc (No visuals)

All thirty-six tracks in High Definition audio repeated as:
1. HD Stereo Audio Mixes (24 bit/96 kHz)
2. HD 5.1 Surround Sound Mixes (24 bit/96 kHz)
3. HD Dolby Atmos Mixes

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