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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
At the time of its release, Shaved Fish didn't attract as much attention as any compilation of John Lennon's work would have either a few years before or a few years after. Lennon had just issued the somewhat disappointing genre album, Rock 'n' Roll, and was only a year from Walls and Bridges, not one of his strongest albums, and had also grown somewhat stale as a public figure. Drawing on his singles up to that point in his career, it shows a punkier, more defiant vision of Lennon's work than subsequent compilations, which would dwell on a broader cross section of his output. "Happy Christmas" and "Imagine" are moments of peace in the company of artifacts from his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
At the time of its release, Shaved Fish didn't attract as much attention as any compilation of John Lennon's work would have either a few years before or a few years after. Lennon had just issued the somewhat disappointing genre album, Rock 'n' Roll, and was only a year from Walls and Bridges, not one of his strongest albums, and had also grown somewhat stale as a public figure. Drawing on his singles up to that point in his career, it shows a punkier, more defiant vision of Lennon's work than subsequent compilations, which would dwell on a broader cross section of his output. "Happy Christmas" and "Imagine" are moments of peace in the company of artifacts from his political/agitprop "Power to the People" and primal scream "Mother" periods, and his attempts at topical songwriting "Woman Is the Nigger of the World", and "Whatever Gets You Through the Night," which was unique to this LP, was a better piece of mainstream rock & roll than any of the late-'50s numbers that he ground out for Rock 'n' Roll. This collection, which was the last LP release to come from Lennon in any form until Double Fantasy five years later, was the only compilation of his work released in Lennon's own lifetime, and has since been supplanted by various posthumous assemblies of his music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/2007
  • Label: Toshiba Emi Japan
  • EAN: 4988006859364
  • Catalog Number: 70398
  • Sales rank: 101,952

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Give Peace a Chance - Plastic Ono Band (0:59)
  2. 2 Cold Turkey - Plastic Ono Band (5:03)
  3. 3 Instant Karma! - Plastic Ono Band (3:15)
  4. 4 Power to the People - Plastic Ono Band (3:06)
  5. 5 Mother - Plastic Ono Band (5:08)
  6. 6 Woman Is the Nigger of the World - Plastic Ono Band (4:38)
  7. 7 Imagine - Plastic Ono Band (3:04)
  8. 8 Whatever Gets You Thru the Night - Plastic Ono Band (3:06)
  9. 9 Mind Games - Plastic Ono Band (4:12)
  10. 10 #9 Dream - Plastic Ono Band (4:48)
  11. 11 Medley: Happy Xmas (War Is over)/Give Peace a Chance (Reprise) - Plastic Ono Band (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Lennon Primary Artist, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Allen Ginsberg Vocals
Timothy Leary Vocals
Tom Smothers Vocals
Derek Taylor Vocals
Stevie Wonder Vocals
Technical Credits
John Lennon Arranger, Producer
Paul McCartney Composer
Yoko Ono Producer
Phil Spector Producer
Roy Kohara Art Direction
Michael Bryan Illustrations
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is the John Lennon 'best of' to get if you don't want to think of his tragic death

    I got 'Shaved Fish' on LP (it was the last album released on Apple) sometime in the late '70s, before Lennon's comeback with 'Double Fantasy' (and of course, before 12/08/80, the Beatles fan equivalent of '9/11/01', if you will). True, 'Shaved Fish' is Lennon's hits up until 1975, so it doesn't have anything from 'Double Fantasy' or 'Milk and Honey' - but to its credit, it does have the only worthy track from 'Some Time in NYC' (that song with the 'n' word, which has been left off the subsequent 'best of's after Lennon's death), and because it's centered around his best from 1969 - 1975, there's not so much a feeling of loss the way I get when hearing anything from DF or M&H (great as songs "(Just Like) Starting Over", "Watching the Wheels" and "Nobody Told Me" are, it's very hard to separate them from his assasination, particularly having lived through it, and at times, it feeling like it was only yesterday...) Obviously, if you're the sort that doesn't make such a connection when hearing his music, do get 'Lennon Legend' and enjoy all the best of his solo career (and also to get the full version of "Give Peace a Chance" - neither version on 'Shaved Fish' is the whole 1969 single).

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