December 10, 2020 – 5:31 am

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Deluxe Edition [Phil-lip PL019, CD1/2 of 4]

Sessions and mixes. Very good soundboard.

It was 40 years ago today…

Around 5 pm on December 8, 1980, John Lennon autographed a copy of Double Fantasy for fan Mark David Chapman before leaving The Dakota Apartments with Yoko Ono for a recording session at the Record Plant. After the session, Lennon and Ono returned to their Manhattan apartment in a limousine around 10:50 pm. They exited the vehicle and walked through the archway of the building when Chapman shot Lennon twice in the back and twice in the shoulder at close range. Lennon was rushed in a police cruiser to the emergency room of Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 11 pm. Lennon was 40.

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A bootleg box set released in 2010.

Sleeve notes:

“Both the original mix and the remix are out of print with the Signature Box version appearing to be the only version currently available to buy. So only these mixes are here. Secondly, I am aware of the high number of lo-fi session bootlegs out there, most of which are not particularly interesting and listening to them can be quite tiring. I have selected the most interesting tracks and tried to present them in the best quality possible.

“Before I get to the individual discs I have to admit that listening intently to the tracks for the first time reveals the hastiness in which the album was pulled together. Sloppy instrument playing, poor editing and a surprising number of drop-outs plagued the whole album and it sounds like they went with the rough mixes, although this may have been a deliberate, artistic choice to try and retain a ‘loose’ feel to the album. These appear to have been largely fixed in the 2004 remix. but not entirely. In the main I have tended to leave both the original and remixes alone and present them in their original form.”

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Disc 1 (Original Mixes)
Track 101. Be-Bop-A-Lula 2:38
Track 102. Stand By Me  3:27
Track 103. Medley A) Rip It Up B) Ready Teddy 1:34
Track 104. You Can’t Catch Me 4:52
Track 105. Ain’t That A Shame 2:31
Track 106. Do You Want To Dance 2:54
Track 107. Sweet Little Sixteen 3:00
Track 108. Slippin’ And Slidin’ 2:17
Track 109. Peggy Sue 2:05
Track 110. Medley A) Bring It On Home To Me B) Send Me Some Lovin’ 3:42
Track 111. Bony Moronie 3:46
Track 112. Ya Ya 2:17
Track 113. Just Because 4:25
Track 114. Angel Baby 3:43
Track 115. Since My Baby Left Me 3:48
Track 116. To Know Her is to Love Her 4:37
Track 117. Here We Go Again 4:48
Track 118. Stand By Me (Single Mix) 3:25
Track 119. Move Over Ms L 2:57
Track 120. Slippin’ And Slidin’ (Old Grey Whistle Test) 2:25
Track 121. Stand By Me (Old Grey Whistle Test) 3:59
Track 122. Slippin’ And Slidin’ (Tribute To Sir Lew Grade) 2:23
72 mins

Disc 2 (Remixes)
Track 201. Be-Bop-A-Lula 2:40
Track 202. Stand By Me 3:27
Track 203. Medley A) Rip It Up B) Ready Teddy 1:33
Track 204. You Can’t Catch Me 4:52
Track 205. Ain’t That A Shame 2:39
Track 206. Do You Wanna Dance 3:15
Track 207. Sweet Little Sixteen 3:01
Track 208. Slippin’ And Slidin’ 2:17
Track 209. Peggy Sue 2:06
Track 210. Medley A) Bring It On Home To Me B) Send Me Some Lovin’ 3:42
Track 211. Bony Moronie 3:47
Track 212. Ya Ya 2:18
Track 213. Just Because 4:23
Track 214. Since My Baby Left Me 4:40
Track 215. To Know Her Is To Love Her 4:31
Track 216. Be My Baby 4:34
Track 217. Stand By Me (Longer Ending) 4:04
Track 218. Just Because (Reprise) 1:25
60 mins

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  1. 11 Responses to “JOHN LENNON - ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DELUXE EDITION [CD1/2 OF 4]”

  2. Great! Thanks BigO!

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Dec 10, 2020

  3. Outstanding! Always loved John’s rendition of Bony Moronie. Rock n Roll you should have been there. Thanks BigO!

    By BigE on Dec 10, 2020

  4. John Lennon at his very best!. Just brilliant. Thanks Big O

    By Roger S on Dec 10, 2020

  5. Rumor has it John had a Lil Un

    By U L E on Dec 10, 2020

  6. The Lilst of the Fab Four, all Lil Uns

    By U L E on Dec 10, 2020

  7. Fantastic , can’t get enough of John Lennon

    By Rillock on Dec 10, 2020

  8. Rumor has it U L E has a Lil brain

    The Lilst of the Fab BIGO fans.

    Cannot spell, fixated on UNS and an Anti-Semite.

    Go away U L E. You are ruining this site for music discussion. The measure of a man should not be the length of his penis but what he has done in life.

    John Lennon was a Rock and roll Giant.

    Go away U L E!

    By Tunafan on Dec 11, 2020

  9. Tweet me above . I wouldn’t comment about penis . I’m not gay . Jesus Christ

    By U L E on Dec 12, 2020

  10. A wonderful christmas gift, now the total lockdown “geht mir am arsch vorbei”
    thank you very much

    By Ludwig Haas on Dec 13, 2020

  11. Wonderful to know that Ludwig.

    By HHH on Dec 13, 2020

  12. Pretty pointless to rely on “rumour” to determine John lennon’s penis size, when you casn see it for yourself on the Two Virgins sleeve. Thanks for the music anyway.

    By Rod on Dec 20, 2020

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