Imagine (John Lennon album)

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Studio album by
Released9 September 1971 (US)
8 October 1971 (UK)
Recorded23 June 1971 – 5 July 1971 at Ascot Sound Studios; July 1971 at Record Plant, New York
GenreRock, rock and roll, soft rock, country rock
LabelApple, EMI
ProducerJohn Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector
John Lennon chronology
'John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Imagine 'Some Time in New York City
Singles from Imagine
  1. "Imagine"
    Released: 11 October 1971

Imagine is John Lennon's second solo album. It was recorded and released in 1971 and has remained popular. In 2012, Imagine was voted 80th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".[1]

This album had songs that were gentler, more commercial and less avant-garde than the ones he released on his previous album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.[2] In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine named Imagine #76 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[3]

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written and composed by John Lennon, except "Oh My Love" co-written by Yoko Ono. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Imagine"   3:01
2. "Crippled Inside"   3:47
3. "Jealous Guy"   4:14
4. "It's So Hard"   2:25
5. "I Don't Want to Be a Soldier"   6:05
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Gimme Some Truth"   3:16
7. "Oh My Love"   2:44
8. "How Do You Sleep?"   5:36
9. "How?"   3:43
10. "Oh Yoko!"   4:20

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. "500 Greatest Albums of All Time: John Lennon, 'Imagine'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
  2. Clayton, Marie (2003). John Lennon. Unseen Archives. Parragon Publishing Book. pp. 383. ISBN 0752585142.
  3. "The RS 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 23 June 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2010.