John Lennon Box Set Arrives Oct. 9

The late John Lennon would have turned 80 on Oct. 9, and to honor his legacy comes the release of a new box set,  Gimme Some Truth: The Ultimate Mixes.

The set features 36 tracks, produced by Sean Ono Lennon and executive-produced by Yoko Ono Lennon. It includes a remix of “”Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)”, which was originally announced as a Record Store Day release.

In the foreward of the 124- page book that comes with the Deluxe Edition, Yoko writes, “John was a brilliant man with a great sense of humor and understanding. He believed in being truthful and that the power of the people will change the world. And it will.”

Gimme Some Truth is available in a variety of formats: CD, LP, a double CD, four LPs, streaming, digital and a Deluxe Edition Box Set. It was mixed using vintage analog equipment and mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

In related news, Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole for the 11th time.

Here are the songs featured on Gimme Some Truth:

“Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)”
“Cold Turkey”
“Working Class Hero”
“Power To The People”
“Jealous Guy”
“Gimme Some Truth”
“Oh My Love”
“How Do You Sleep?”
“Oh Yoko!”
“Come Together” (live)
“Mind Games”
“Out The Blue “
“I Know (I Know)”
“Whatever Gets You Thru The Night”
“Bless You”
“#9 Dream”
“Steel and Glass”
“Stand By Me”
“Angel Baby”
“(Just Like) Starting Over”
“I’m Losing You”
“Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)”
“Watching The Wheels”
“Dear Yoko”
“Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him”
“Nobody Told Me”
“I’m Stepping Out”
“Grow Old With Me”
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
“Give Peace A Chance”

The Deluxe Edition and the four-LP version also includes a bumper sticker, a two-sided poster of John and two postcards, one of which is a replica of the letter Lennon wrote to Queen Elizabeth II in 1969.  In the letter, he explained he was returning his MBE medal for a variety of reasons, including the fact that his song “Cold Turkey” was “slipping down the charts.”  The album cover is a photo of John taken the day he returned the MBE.

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