To celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday, Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono decided to remix some of John’s best songs and release this 36 song collection.
I am a big Lennon fan and what I liked most of this idea was listening to the new mixes of the songs. I have to say it does sound better. John’s voice and the instruments sound clearer. I have yet to receive my physical copy so I will update when I recieve it to give my thoughts on the book and the package.
As far as the songs, I like that they went deep into the album and included songs never included in this kind of compilation. I agree with most of the tracks selected, maybe all except How do you sleep?!, I think other tracks deserved to be included more than that one, although I like the song, it does bring to memory the feud with Paul.
For new Beatles fans that would like to hear Lennon’s solo work, this is a great introduction. If you have the albums it is worth it if you like remastered version of music and the package.
I think Lennon’s solo work is underrated and this collection adds evidence of how good was the music and his lyrics. He was a true songwriter, willing to open his heart with his music and let the fans in on his world.