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THE COMPLETE LOST LENNON TAPES
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"The Lost Lennon Tapes"
In the late
'80s, Yoko Ono and DJ Elliot Mintz agreed to air some unreleased John
Lennon work. Yoko gave Mintz several reel tapes containing unreleased
material from the ex-Beatle. It's said that the tapes contained over 800
hours of recordings.
began producing a series of programmes, which he and Yoko decided to call
"The Lost Lennon Tapes." The first episode was aired in early 1988, and
songs from the episodes, with Mintz's speech edited out, were immediately
released on various bootlegs. The most famous of these are the ones named
after the radio show.
Tapes have been surfacing since then, and nothing indicates it will stop.
The bootleg series has reached the 35th volume in 1997. The original vinyl
series is now legendary, and has served as a base to various CD releases.
Italian label Living Legend released the Lost Lennon Tapes. But this was
not a version of the classic vinyl series. Another CD series called Archives
compiled some of the more interesting moments.
series hasn't received an ultimate CD release yet, but several independent
bootleggers have mastered the LPs onto CDs, always keeping the wonderful
original cover art and sound quality.
Lennon Tapes is perhaps the most complete and magical bootleg series ever
produced. It documents Lennon's moments in the studio, composing, jamming,
rehearsing and more. It's impossible to choose the most essential items
among the 35 editions of the series: all of them are excellent. Every
fan should be given the opportunity to know the complete series!
The above is posted at http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/8573/index2.html,
and probably was written before the release of the 22-CD Complete Lost
Lennon Tapes collection.
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The Dream Is Over [JL3] - Demos, alternates, sessions for John Lennon/Plastic
Ono Band album
Live Lennon Tapes [The Early Years] - Live Ann Arbor, Michigan Dec 10
+ various TV shows Feb 1972  + One To One concert, New York Aug 30
S.I.R. John Winston Ono Lennon [Moonlight] - Rehearsals for One To One
at S.I.R. studios, Aug 21-22 1972
Over Walls Under Bridges [JL] - 13 rehearsal tracks, 8 demos + 1 radio
Walls & Bridges. July 1974
A Toot & A Snore in '74 [Mistral] - Session with John & Paul in
Los Angeles 1974.
Part of May Pang tapes.
John Lennon Roots [Adam] - The original Rock 'n' Roll album as it was
released without Lennon's approval.
Imagine... John Lennon [Vigotone 3CD] - Imagine sessions
Absolute Elsewhere: The Ultimate Mind Games Anthology [Vigotone 3CD] -
Listen To This: The Ultimate Walls & Bridges Boxset [Vigotone 3CD]
- Walls &
Brandy Alexanders and The Wall Of Sound [Vigotone 3CD] - Rock 'n' Roll
Lost Lennon Tapes Vol 1 [Living Legend] - Radio show that ran from 1988
that was sourced from Lennon's collection of demos and tapes. The vinyl
edition and the CD versions were not in sync making it difficult to collect.
Lost Lennon Tapes Vol 6 [Living Legend]
Lost Lennon Tapes Vol 7 [Living Legend]
Lost Lennon Tapes Vol 10 [Living Legend]
Serve Yourself [Vigotone] - Vigotone's compilation taken from Lost Lennon
show. This is Vol 4 of the Vigotone series.
Yer Blues [Vigotone] - Vol 5 more Lost Lennon Tapes
Look At Me [Vigotone] - Vol 6 more Lost Lennon Tapes
Dreaming Of The Past [Vigotone] - Vol 9 more Lost Lennon Tapes
My Love Will Turn You On [Vigotone] - Vol 10 more Lost Lennon Tapes
Imagine: The Sessions [Vigotone] - Imagine album using alternates and
Mind Games: Alternates & Demos [Howdy] - Mind Games using alternates
Studio Tracks Vol 1 [Chapter One] - Outtakes 1969-1974
Studio Tracks Vol 2 [Chapter One] - Outtakes 1975-1976
Telecasts [BB045] - Live on TV at David Frost Show, Dick Cavett Show,
Show & Jerry Lewis telethon from Jan 1971 to Sept 1972
Miscellaneous Tracks [Cool Orangesicle] - Rarities, TV appearances, studio
with Cheap Trick  and demos from 1972-1980
John Lennon Anthology [Invasion Unlimited 2CD] - Live, demos, outtakes,
radio from 1968 to 1980
Alternates Of Free As A Bird [FAAB164] - Dakota tapes and Heartplay sessions.
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