Capitol/UMe will release a 9LP John Lennon vinyl box set in June.
Lennon, to give it its actual title, echoes the Japanese SHM-SACD releasesfrom early this year in that it focuses on the solo studio albums recorded in the 1970s (and the very beginning of the 1980s) including the classics John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine as well as ‘comeback’ album Double Fantasy. In fact, you get one extra with the vinyl reissues since this includes 1984′s posthumous Milk and Honey (not issued as an SHM-SACD).
As you might expect, everything is pressed on black 180-gram vinyl and these LPs have been newly cut to vinyl (by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios) from the 96k digital remasters that were created back in 2010 (from the original analogue tapes). So these are the John’s original mixes rather than the Yoko Ono remixes from a decade or so earlier. These new pressings are being manufactured for the world by Optimal Media in Germany.
This new vinyl collection offers an authentic reproduction of the UK originals. This means that Imagine comes with the postcards and poster, the Walls and Bridges has the sleeve with two fold-over flaps (and an eight-page booklet) and all inner sleeves on all albums are correct.