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John Lennon 11/3/1988


After the harrowing Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon returned to calmer, more conventional territory with Imagine. While the album had a softer surface, it was only marginally less confessional than its predecessor. Underneath the sweet strings of "Jealous Guy" lies a broken and scared man, the jaunty "Crippled Inside" is a mocking assault at an acquaintance, and "Imagine" is a paean for peace in a world with no gods, possessions, or classes, where everyone is equal. And Lennon doesn't shy away from the hard rockers -- "How Do You Sleep" is a scathing attack on Paul McCartney, "I Don't Want to Be a Soldier" is a hypnotic antiwar song, and "Give Me Some Truth" is bitter hard rock. If Imagine doesn't have the thematic sweep of Plastic Ono Band, it is nevertheless a remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Imagine John Lennon 3:1
  3. 2 Crippled Inside John Lennon 3:46
  4. 3 Jealous Guy Plastic Ono Band 4:12
  5. 4 It's So Hard John Lennon 2:24
  6. 5 I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier John Lennon 6:3
  7. 6 Gimme Some Truth John Lennon 3:11
  8. 7 Oh My Love John Lennon 2:43
  9. 8 How Do You Sleep? John Lennon 5:33
  10. 9 How? Flux Fiddlers 3:39
  11. 10 Oh Yoko! John Lennon 4:14

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