SHAVED FISH (1975) WAS THE FIRST John Len-non compilation, and in subsequent years have seen the release of a number of greatest hits/best of collections of varying sizes; single disc, two discs and box sets.
Now, in commemoration of Lennon’s 80th birthday on October 9, comes Gimme Some Truth, featuring 36 tracks spanning the years 1969 to 1980 (confusingly, the same title was also used for a 4-CD box set released in 2010). What’s different about this set is that the songs have been completely remixed, using new transfers of the original multi-tracks; hence the songs are billed as “ultimate mixes.”
“Instant Karma!” kicks things off, and the difference in sound is immediately apparent. In the excellent book that’s part of the deluxe edition, Paul Hicks (chief mixer and engineer), says the aim was to make the new mixes sound “generally sonically clearer overall, and increase the clarity of John’s vocals.” And certainly there’s space in the new mixes, bringing out elements like the bass, and giving the drums a new crispness. Overall, there’s more depth; the opening guitars of “Cold Turkey” leap out of the speakers at you.
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THE GRAND POOBAH!
SINCE THEIR INCARNATION in the early 1970s, the band Poobah have recorded over a dozen albums with various lineups, while openi ng for some of rock and roll’s biggest names.
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Ten Years After MORE THAN 50 YEARS LATER
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SUZI QUATRO IS BACK!
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RE-SHAKE & RE-MAKE
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LOVE FOR PEARL
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Rick and Roll Music
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ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF GEORGE HARRISON’S PASSING, GUITAR WORLD CELEBRATES HIS GREATEST BEATLES-ERA GUITAR TRACKS — AS CHOSEN BY THE WORLD’S GREATEST GUITARISTS
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Twisted monster’s CHILLING CONFESSION at parole hearing
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