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Mind Games

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After the hostile reaction to the politically charged Some Time in New York City, John Lennon moved away from explicit protest songs and returned to introspective songwriting with Mind Games. Lennon didn't leave politics behind -- he just tempered his opinions with humor on songs like "Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)," which happened to undercut the intention of the song. It also indicated the confusion that lies at the heart of the album. Lennon doesn't know which way to go, so he tries everything. There are lovely ballads like "Out of the Blue" and "One Day (At a Time)," forced, ham-fisted rockers like "Meat City" and "Tight A$," sweeping Spector-esque pop ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After the hostile reaction to the politically charged Some Time in New York City, John Lennon moved away from explicit protest songs and returned to introspective songwriting with Mind Games. Lennon didn't leave politics behind -- he just tempered his opinions with humor on songs like "Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)," which happened to undercut the intention of the song. It also indicated the confusion that lies at the heart of the album. Lennon doesn't know which way to go, so he tries everything. There are lovely ballads like "Out of the Blue" and "One Day (At a Time)," forced, ham-fisted rockers like "Meat City" and "Tight A$," sweeping Spector-esque pop on "Mind Games," and many midtempo, indistinguishable pop
ockers. While the best numbers are among Lennon's finest, there's only a handful of them, and the remainder of the record is simply pleasant. But compared to Some Time in New York City, as well as the subsequent Walls and Bridges, Mind Games sounded like a return to form.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2010
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099990650321
  • Catalog Number: 06503
  • Sales rank: 17,413

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Lennon Primary Artist, Vocals
Michael Brecker Saxophone
Jim Keltner Drums
Gordon Edwards Bass
Rick Marotta Drums
David Spinozza Guitar
Ken Asher Organ, Piano, Mellotron
Dr. Winston O'Boogie Guitar, Percussion, Clavinet
Los Paranoias Guitar, Percussion, Clavinet
Sneaky Pete Pedal Steel Guitar
Something Different Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
John Lennon Arranger, Composer, Producer, Drawing
Yoko Ono Producer, Art Direction
Roy Cicala Engineer
Paul Hicks Remastering Engineer
Sean Magee Remastering Engineer
Paul Du Noyer Sleeve Notes
Dan Barbiero Engineer
Tom Rabstanek Mastering
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