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Gimme Some Truth
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Gimme Some Truth

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by John Lennon
 
Gimme Some Truth features 72 tracks in a special 4-CD themed collection, divided into: Borrowed Time: Life Lessons; Roots: The Rock 'n' Roll Beginnings; Working Class Hero: The Polotical Side; and Woman: Love Songs.

The slipcase box includes liner notes outlining the four themes by music journalist Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone. The

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Gimme Some Truth features 72 tracks in a special 4-CD themed collection, divided into: Borrowed Time: Life Lessons; Roots: The Rock 'n' Roll Beginnings; Working Class Hero: The Polotical Side; and Woman: Love Songs.

The slipcase box includes liner notes outlining the four themes by music journalist Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone. The booklet also features photos, drawings, and hand-written lyrics. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2010
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099990664229
catalogNumber:
06642
Rank:
3566

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lennon   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Ben E. King   Composer
John Lennon   Composer,Producer,Drawing
Paul McCartney   Composer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Lloyd Price   Composer
Gene Vincent   Composer
Albert Collins   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Yoko Ono   Composer,Producer,Art Direction
George Martin   Producer
Norman Petty   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer,Producer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Jack Douglas   Producer
Bobby Freeman   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Eddie Bocage   Composer
Anthony DeCurtis   Liner Notes
Richard Penniman   Composer
Peter Nash   Memorabilia
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Tex Davis   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Iain Macmillan   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo
Leo Price   Composer

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Gimme Some Truth 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
Thirty years after his death, his music and his spirit still lives on. It seems that John Lennon is still around. If you may recalled, there was a four cd box set called Lennon. It was released in 1990 to commemorate the 50th birthday of John Lennon at that time. As we celebrated his 70th birthday (had he lived), the music of John Lennon continues. In addition to the John Lennon Signature Box Set and the new best of Power to the People: The Hits, John Lennon and Beatles fans (including myself) can add another cd collections in your Christmas stocking.
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poughkeepsiejohn More than 1 year ago
In this recent summer of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and Tea Parties, hearing John Lennon's music again, borne out of the hostilities of 1960's, sounds just as vital in this current hostile age. A product of a post-World War II broken home, Lennon created some of the finest music ever made with The Beatles. When they broke up in 1970, Lennon seemed more preoccupied with bettering himself and the world around him than with real fame. This was coming from the man who once was asked, "Do you have a message for the youth of America?" and he responded, "Yes, buy more Beatles albums!" All of Lennon's solo albums have been remastered and re-released and there's a boxed set, "Gimme Some Truth", which manages to put most of those songs into a better context. The first three discs contain material mostly from "Plastic Ono Band" (1970), "Imagine" (1971) and "Double Fantasy" (1980). Yet, this set manages to take the better moments from the overproduced "Some Time In New York City" (1972) and make them sound more relevant. The material on the fourth disc features cover tunes, much of which are from 1975's "Rock and Roll". But that disc seems irrelevant, especially in light of the fact that Lennon's roots in music were evident on The Beatles' earliest album. Still, you can't go wrong with this collection. "Gimme Some Truth" plays alongside "Sunday Bloody Sunday", long before U-2 turned it into a mega-hit. The wonderful outtakes "I'm Stepping Out" sounds great before "Whatever Gets You Through The Night", which Lennon did with Elton John. His metal-pounding cover of Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame" predates Cheap Trick's cover of that by about four years. And despite its demo quality, "Grow Old With Me", with a gorgeous George Martin string arrangement is heartbreakingly touching. With Lennon's solo albums now being remastered and reissued, there are a few individual albums definitely worth having. Top of the must-have list is "Plastic Ono Band", with a primal, erupting rage that even grunge rock can't match. "Imagine" is another, which remains a yearning, timeless classic. Most impressive is the reissue of "Double Fantasy". It is now a 2-disc set, featuring the original album and an alternative version of that record. What emerges from listening to this is not only was Lennon more assured of himself and his talents but that even Yoko Ono's performances were fine, definitely the foundation for much of New Wave and alternative music. Upon listening to this music with its remastered sound, I realized that Lennon's music, particularly by the time "Double Fantasy" was made, was full of optimism and positive ideas. This only seems to make his loss all the more tragic, particularly in light of our current social climate. But thank God the music is still with us and still has something to say.