Al McLean

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RELEASE
September 09, 1971
LABEL
Capitol
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Rock & Roll

Album Review

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, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Imaginehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imagine/id910038356?uo=5
  2. Crippled Insidehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imagine/id910038356?uo=5
  3. Jealous Guyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imagine/id910038356?uo=5
  4. It's So Hardhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imagine/id910038356?uo=5
  5. I Don't Wanna Be a Soldierhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imagine/id910038356?uo=5
  6. Gimme Some Truthhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imagine/id910038356?uo=5
  7. Oh My Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imagine/id910038356?uo=5
  8. How Do You Sleep?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imagine/id910038356?uo=5
  9. How?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imagine/id910038356?uo=5
  10. Oh Yoko!https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imagine/id910038356?uo=5
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