October 13, 2019 – 4:06 am


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The Alternate Imagine [Pear PDP 032, 1CD]

Outtakes, Alternate mixes, Rehearsals, Demos, Live. Very good soundboard.

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John Lennon vs The Deep State: One Man Against The ‘Monster’ [click here]

The Alternate Album
Track 01. Imagine - Take 7, alternate vocal 3:02
Track 02. Crippled Inside - Take 2 3:50
Track 03. Jealous Guy - Take 1, no overdubs or strings 4:10
Track 04. It’s So Hard - Take 2, no overdubs, sax, piano or strings 2:27
Track 05. I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier - Take 1 with sax 5:48
Track 06. Gimme Some Truth - alternate vocal 3:35
Track 07. Oh My Love - Alternate take 1b 2:50
Track 08. How Do You Sleep? - Take 2, early version, hit it George 8:10
Track 09. How Do You Sleep? - Take 12, no overdubs, no editing 3:42
Track 10. Oh Yoko! - Take 9, runs one and half minutes longer 5:43

The Alternates
Track 11. I’m The Greatest - Early version, incomplete lyrics 1:53
Track 12. San Francisco Bay Blues - Outtake, acoustic version 1:14
Track 13. Well (Baby Please Don’t Go) - Outtake 5:51
Track 14. Imagine - Rehearsal, that’s a nice one! 2:58
Track 15. Crippled Inside - Take 17, rough version of the released take “Message to Northern Songs shareholders” 4:06

The Home Demos
Track 16. How/Child Of Nature/Oh Yoko! - Early piano demo, late 1970 - early 1971 4:27
Track 17. Oh My Love - Acoustic home demo, late 1968 1:21
Track 18. Oh Yoko! - Acoustic guitar demo, mid 1969 4:38

The Beatles Versions
19. Jealous guy (Child Of Nature) - Esher session, 1968 - Omitted*
Track 20. Gimme Some Truth - Get Back sessions, 1969 0:53

* Officially released.

The Live Versions
Track 21. Imagine - One To One Concert, King Biscuit mix, 1972 3:30
Track 22. It’s So Hard - The Mike Douglas TV Show, 1972 2:11
79 mins

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  2. Rumor has it John had a Lil Un

    By U L E on Oct 13, 2019

  3. Rumor has it U L E has penis envy.

    By Ippy on Oct 13, 2019

  4. Thanks bigO!

    By Bee on Oct 13, 2019

  5. I love the groove on “Well” - nice sax work from Bobby Keys too.

    By MrBill on Oct 13, 2019

  6. Nice
    Thanks BigO

    By Sarah Novak on Oct 13, 2019

  7. Look at the two virgins album cover just to see how tiny Johns junk is . It’s pretty pathetic. It looks like it could get lost in Yoko’s hairy bush .

    By T J on Oct 13, 2019

  8. Another week of play today by the NFL ( NIGGER FOOTBALL LEAGUE) and of course they are behaving as you would expect . Like goddamned Niggers .Baboons in a cage . This is hard for any respectful white person to watch . I remember when players were white and behaved like gentlemen.

    By Jerry Disher on Oct 14, 2019

  9. Excellent!
    Avez vous, Big O, prévu de poster les autres albums “alternate” de JOHN LENNON ?
    Ce serait un superbe cadeau (de Noël).

    By Bernard (France) on Oct 14, 2019

  10. Jerry hasn’t been able to get it up since 1983.

    He and his buddies Derrick and Anti are mostly interested in football though I know Anti and Derrick use rent boys now and then. I think one of them is called Nelson.

    Mrs. Disher

    By Mrs Disher on Oct 15, 2019

  11. thanks BigO! but be careful of this one because Child Of Nature from the Esher sessions has been released on The Beatles 50th anniversary collections

    By Leigh Palfrey on Oct 15, 2019

  12. John Lennon was so small I couldn’t feel a thing when he put it in . He was hung like a tootsie roll.

    By Pam Des Barris on Oct 15, 2019

  13. Pam your snatch is so loose and stretched that you couldn’t feel Uncle Milte if he was pounding you.

    By Scaromouch on Oct 15, 2019

  14. Rumor has it U L E has no penis

    By The Crow on Oct 18, 2019

  15. Nelson would you like to be my rent boy

    By Mark on Oct 18, 2019

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