Overseen by Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth” 70th Birthday campaign has launched in North America with the worldwide release of eight remastered studio albums and several newly-compiled titles.
YOKO ONO states: “In this very special year, which would have seen my husband and life partner John reach the age of 70, I hope that this remastering / reissue programme will help bring his incredible music to a whole new audience.”
Double Fantasy, 1980’s GRAMMY Award winner for Album of the Year, is a newly remixed ‘Stripped Down’ version remixed and produced by Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas, co-producers of the original mix with John Lennon. The new stripped down version of the album comes in an expanded 2CD and digital edition pairing the new version with Lennon’s original mix, remastered.
YOKO ONO adds: Double Fantasy Stripped Down really allows us to focus our attention on John’s amazing vocals. Technology has advanced so much that, conversely, I wanted to use new techniques to really frame these amazing songs and John’s voice as simply as possible. By stripping down some of the instrumentation the power of the songs shines through with an enhanced clarity. Double Fantasy Stripped Down will be complemented by the original album in the 2CD format. It was whilst working on the new version of this album that I was hit hardest emotionally, as this was the last album John released before his passing.”
Here’s a special treat! John & Yoko on The Mike Douglas Show 1972!