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Oddities Vol 1 [His Master’s Choice HMC 015, 2CD]

Mix of demos, outtakes and live tracks. Very good soundboard.

Vol 1 is “A real treat for the fanatic Lennon connoisseur” says the subhead on the cover. Here are demos of what might be described by the compiler as “his fave Lennon songs” from the first solo to the final Lennon album. It includes three tracks from Lennon’s Come Together show in NYC in 1971. All seem to be from master quality sources and sound excellent.

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Another commendable version of outtakes and, yes, oddities, scrimped together from various locations. While it’s aim is true, the focus zig – zags between the various parts of John’s solo career. While this is hopefully not the last of the Lennon rarities that HMC bring us (The fact that we still have artifacts on vinyl that haven’t made it to this release is an open signal ) then it almost looks certain that we won’t be getting any more complete recording sessions coming our way any time soon.

Click here for the full write-up.

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Disc 1 [Chapter One]
Track 101. Love (Takes 24-25) 4:29
Track 102. Glad All Over Jam 1:16
Track 103. Hold On John (Rock Version) 3:23
Track 104. Hold On John (Take 24) 3:18
Track 105. Crippled Inside (Outtake) 6:33
Track 106. Jealous Guy (Outtake) 4:10
Track 107. It’s So Hard (Outtake) 2:26
Track 108. Gimme Some Truth (Outtake) 4:11
Track 109. How Do You Sleep (Outtake) 7:53
Track 110. Oh My Love (Outtakes-Rehearsal) 21:19
Track 111. Crippled Inside (Outtake) 3:49
Track 112. Honey Don’t (Oct 1970) 5:03
Track 113. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Demo) 3:19
72 mins

Disc 2 [Chapter Two]
Track 201. I’ve Got A Feeling (Demo) 1:54
Track 202. God Save Us (Demo) 1:58
Track 203. Woman Is The Nigger Of The World (Demo) 2:13
Track 204. John Sinclair (Demo) 2:33
Track 205. Mind Games (Demo) 2:00
Track 206. Mind Games/Make Love Not War (Demo) 3:30
Track 207. Aisumasen (Demo) 3:50
Track 208. Freeda People (Demo) 1:03
Track 209. I Know (I Know)(Demo) 3:14
Track 210. You Are Here (Outtake) 4:53
Track 211. Meat City (Demo 1) 2:37
Track 212. Meat City (Demo 2) 4:01
Track 213. Meat City (Demo 3) 3:47
Track 214. Here We Go Again (Demo) 3:17
Track 215. Whatever Gets You Through The Night (Demo) 4:27
Track 216. What You Got (Demo) 3:31
Track 217. Steel And Glass (Demo 1) 2:10
Track 218. Steel And Glass (Demo 2) 4:26
Track 219. Nobody Loves You When You Are Down And Out (Demo) 3:20
Track 220. You Send Me (Demo) 2:12
Track 221. Attica State (Live 1971) 3:56
Track 222. Come Together (Rehearsal 1972) 4:17
Track 223. Come Together (Live 1972) 4:21
74 mins

Click here to order The John Lennon Anthology.

  1. 35 Responses to “JOHN LENNON - ODDITIES VOL 1”

  2. Such a waste that Lebanon’s life was cut so shot. I was watching MNF when the news broke.

    By Mark on May 22, 2021

  3. Auto-correct changed John’s last name.

    By Mark on May 22, 2021

  4. Now this is absolutely not Meh !!!

    By The Balance on May 22, 2021

  5. I also got the sad news of Johns murder from Monday Night Football. I think the game was Dolphins Patriots, but I’m not sure . I know Miami was one of the teams . Howard Cosell broke the news . I do remember that it was very late in the game , almost midnight on the east coast. I had just walked in the door , after having been out having a few drinks with friends . When I heard I thought someone had spiked my drinks with acid . Unbelievable. Not John Lennon. This stung me for well over two years .

    By Bill on May 22, 2021

  6. I remember the album double fantasy had just been released. He had two singles out back to back , starting over and Woman . I think Woman was number two on billboards top 40 for like two months straight. It was kept from the top spot by REO Speedwagons Keep on Lovin you . Woman was a very sad song in light of when it was released, Basically Johns song of love for Yoko.

    By Bill on May 22, 2021

  7. Rumor has it John had a Lil Un

    By U L E on May 22, 2021

  8. The Lilst of the Fab Four , who all had Lil Uns

    By U L E on May 22, 2021

  9. I too remember when double fantasy came out . Every Lennon song would be followed by one of yokos. It was maddening. I certainly didn’t want to hear Yoko , only John . This was before CDs . I remember recording the album onto a cassette tape with only Johns songs . Both of the top beatles, John and Paul had to get those women Linda and Yoko involved in everything they did . It was maddening.

    By David on May 22, 2021

  10. I licked his penis on the Two Virgins album so much it disappeared.


    By U L E on May 22, 2021

  11. I agree, David. It’s impossible for me to listen to Yoko.

    By Mark on May 22, 2021

  12. well. Mark the pedophile and transvestite finally showing his ugly fucking dic sucking face.

    By Mr Cocsucker on May 22, 2021

  13. Thank you John for just being yourself and giving us all that great music
    Miss you man

    By The Truth on May 22, 2021

  14. I can’t see Mark’s face. Where is it ??

    By HHH on May 23, 2021

  15. None of the above posts were mine. I could not care less about his penis

    By U L E on May 23, 2021

  16. That makes a change U_L_E

    By Derrick on May 23, 2021

  17. Also found out watching MNF.

    By Brian on May 23, 2021

  18. So it was Dolphins Patriots, just like I thought. Interesting to see how players were back then . No gloves No tattoos. No stupid celebrations and boorish behavior rampant in sports like is the case today . My have times changed, and not for the better .

    By Bill on May 23, 2021

  19. I heard John Lennon was bi , liked dics too . Say it ain’t so bro . That would be as bad as finding out that Bob Dylan was a Jew bastard

    By Derrick on May 23, 2021

  20. Something bout him and that manager of the Beatles Epstein havin a dic suckin ass fuckin thing goin on . Hate hearin shit like that . Also wasn’t Brian Epstein another jew bastard?

    By Derrick on May 23, 2021

  21. derrick, you’re probably right . Epstein is a Jew name . Think Jeffery Epstein, that jew scum child molester piece of shit .

    By HHH on May 23, 2021

  22. When you think Jew , think Epstein, Weinstein, Dershowitz, Allen , Madoff, Soros , all rapists , pedophiles , White collar criminals and ponzi schemers.

    By HHH on May 23, 2021

  23. Jews and black apes should all be taken back to Israel and Africa respectively and air dropped onto the ground. Make America white again . Same with slopes and Hispanics. Air drop them over China and Mexico.

    By HHH on May 23, 2021

  24. Take all the kinky haired mongrel half breeds with them .

    By HHH on May 23, 2021

  25. As well as the white mudshark sluts . Take them too .

    By HHH on May 23, 2021

  26. I agree triple h . They needs to go , but it ain’t gonna happen I m afraid. The men in the white sheets ain’t comin back to help us

    By Derrick on May 23, 2021

  27. Derrick, you’re right . Men wearing sheets on horseback, burning crosses , black apes with nooses strung up to tree limbs as well as getting rid of the Jews , slopes and Mexicans are a pipe dream . Also the Indians and slopes / slant eyes

    By Derrick on May 23, 2021

  28. Sorry derrick, signed off as you by mistake. My error . That’s these I phones for you

    By HHH on May 23, 2021

  29. No problem triple h , sure wish anti / dd would come back . Miss his takes . Guess he’s fed up wit the motherfuckin, Dic suckin Coon and hi Yeller lovin Jew bastard name hijackers

    By Derrick on May 23, 2021

  30. They should all get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on May 23, 2021

  31. John Lennon was a Jew . His real name was Lennowitz .

    By T J on May 23, 2021

  32. I see stupid people . . . . LOADS of ‘em

    By Sick Sense on May 23, 2021

  33. Did they get lots of money to buy chips or play the slots at the casino?

    By mashsmouth on May 23, 2021

  34. Who is joe Pesci ?

    By Hasselbeck on May 23, 2021

  35. Johns penis was small . Very Very small . So disappointing.

    By Groupie Chick Traci on May 23, 2021

  36. Please post Vol 2 BigO

    By The Truth on May 25, 2021

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