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Best John Lennon album?
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20 November 2010
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Joe, what do you think of Rock 'N' Roll? And Also, if you dislike 3 of the 8 Cd's in the signature box, why didn't you buy the CDs individually?

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23 November 2010
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Why did I buy it? Because even though I'm not that keen on some of the albums, I'm still a hardcore Lennon-head. I've posted proof below.

Secondly, I can talk myself into buying anything Beatles-related as research material for this site. I wanted to see what was inside the box. Thirdly, I wanted the CD of home demos and studio outtakes, Fourthly, the site makes enough money by people clicking on ads and buying Amazon things to fund all my Beatles purchases (thanks guys!), so it didn't really cost me anything.

This was my entry to the fifth part of the John Lennon 70th birthday competition. I laid all my vinyl and CD covers on the living room floor and got Ellie to stand on a stepladder to take the pic. I didn't win the comp but it was fun to enter.

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Not the most flattering pic, but it's hard not to have a double chin when you're lying down. It didn't really come out as I'd hoped, but hey.

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23 November 2010
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Joe said:

 

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Am I the only person seeing the resemblance here? Probably.

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A John Lennon art print, according to the website.

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23 November 2010
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Again, have a look at the competition site. It's all listed there. a-hard-days-night-paul-1

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Sorry, I didn't know that. The first prize was a framed print of a John Lennon drawing. I doubt it was done in his lifetime but I'm sure it'd be nice to have anyway.

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Having Heard 5 of the 8 (not all remastered but still) They seem worth it. mind Games can be Very Hit-and-Miss, so you might not like it but still get them all for completion reasons. BTW Only need to hear Milk And Honey, Rock 'n' roll and Sometime In New York City, (which I might Skip).

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Here's My Two Cents. Buy The First two and Walls And Bridges, Buy John's songs on Double Fantasy and then buy your favourites off the rest

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1. walls + bridges

2. plastic ono band

3. imagine

4. rock + roll

5. milk + honey

6. double fantasy

7. mind games

 

Wild Card: Compilation of JL's White Album tracks, that would really be his first solo album and you could do similar w/GH's and PM's and make an EP of Ringo, all of those wd hold up well.

 

Haven't heard all of Some Time in NYC or any of the records prior to POB except for Live Peace Toronto; Blue Suede Shoes kicks ass but things fall off after that and I can't really consider it a JL album; haven't heard all of the 1972 live album.  Rock + Roll's place on this list will probably surprise or bother some, but considering the trauma of its production and its importance to JL's personal history going back to the 1950s deserves better than its gotten.  I don't consider any of these to be poor albums, even the ones toward the bottom of the list; all quite compelling and beautiful, rankings are primarily for consistency of songs/vision/musical craft.  M + H edges out DF because it has more of a rock and roll edge that I like, plus more mystery, but I am a big DF fan, too.  W + B not just my favorite JL but one of the finest albums of the 1970s, period.

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