John Lennon Anthology

Recorded: 1969-1980
Producers: Yoko Ono, Rob Stevens

Released: 2 November 1998 (UK), 3 November 1998 (US)

Tracklisting:

Ascot

Working Class Hero
God
I Found Out
Hold On
Isolation
Love
Mother
Remember
Imagine
"Fortunately"
Well (Baby Please Don't Go)
Oh My Love
Jealous Guy
Maggie Mae
How Do You Sleep?
God Save Oz
Do The Oz
I Don't Want To Be A Soldier
Give Peace A Chance
Look At Me
Long Lost John

New York City

New York City
Attica State (live)
Imagine (live)
Bring On The Lucie (Freeda Peeple)
Woman Is The Nigger Of The World
Geraldo Rivera - One To One Concert
Woman Is The Nigger Of The World (live)
It's So Hard (live)
Come Together (live)
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
The Luck Of The Irish (live)
John Sinclair (live)
The David Frost Show
Mind Games (I Promise)
Mind Games (Make Love, Not War)
One Day At A Time
I Know (I Know)
I'm The Greatest
Goodnight Vienna
Jerry Lewis Telethon
"A Kiss Is Just A Kiss"
Real Love
You Are Here

The Lost Weekend

What You Got
Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out)
Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (home)
Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (studio)
Yesterday (parody)
Be-Bop-A-Lula
Rip It Up/Ready Teddy
Scared
Steel And Glass
Surprise Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox)
Bless You
Going Down On Love
Move Over Ms L
Ain't She Sweet
Slippin' And Slidin'
Peggy Sue
Bring It On Home To Me/Send Me Some Lovin'
Phil And John 1
Phil And John 2
Phil And John 3
"When In Doubt, Fuck It"
Be My Baby
Stranger's Room
Old Dirt Road

Dakota

I'm Losing You
Sean's 'Little Help'
Serve Yourself
My Life
Nobody Told Me
Life Begins At 40
I Don't Wanna Face It
Woman
Dear Yoko
Watching The Wheels
I'm Stepping Out
Borrowed Time
The Rishi Kesh Song
Sean's 'Loud'
Beautiful Boy
Mr Hyde's Gone (Don't Be Afraid)
Only You
Grow Old With Me
Dear John
The Great Wok
Mucho Mungo
Satire 1
Satire 2
Satire 3
Sean's 'In The Sky'
It's Real

A box set containing four compact discs of previously-unreleased studio outtakes, live recordings and home demos made by John Lennon between 1969 and 1980, John Lennon Anthology was issued in 1998.

The collection was divided into four separate stages in Lennon's solo career: Ascot, which encompassed the era of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine; New York City, featuring songs from Some Time In New York City and Mind Games; The Lost Weekend, documenting the often-chaotic sessions for Walls And Bridges and Rock 'N' Roll; and Dakota, which contained a selection of home recordings made during Lennon's househusband years.

John Lennon Anthology also came with a 62-page book, with an introduction by Yoko Ono, notes by her on each of the discs, an essay by Anthony DeCurtis, photographs, drawings and lyrics. It also contained a feature written by Lennon and Ono in 1979, originally published in the New York Times, titled 'A love letter from John and Yoko to people who ask us what, when, and why', in which they sought to inform their fans why so little had been heard of them in recent years.

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3 Responses to “John Lennon Anthology”

    • Joseph Brush

      It's a combination of demos, studio outtakes and live recordings.
      Buy Wonaponatime if you don't want to spend too much money.
      It is a pretty good overview of the box set.

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  1. ThomasThomas

    I have the box set and used it to assemble the demos of Plastic Ono Band as it is my favorite from Lennon. I have since collected bootlegs with more demos from the era and have nearly 20 outtakes of 'Love'. I was hoping you could tell me which take the version that appears on the Anthology is. I have 1-6 and 12-23 along with two unknown takes. Any help you can give would be appreciated.

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