John Lennon’s 80th birthday will be celebrated with the release of a brand new remix album titled Gimme Some Truth: The Ultimate Mixes.
The record has been executively produced by his widow Yoko Ono as well as being produced by his son Sean Ono Lennon and the upcoming record will arrive via Capitol/UMe on October 9, the day that Lennon would have celebrated his 80th birthday.
The album features 36 classic songs which the press release states were “completely remixed from scratch, radically upgrading their sonic quality and presenting them as a never-before-heard Ultimate Listening Experience”.
The statement reads that the tracks were “cleaned up to the highest possible sonic quality,” before being completed using only vintage analogue equipment and effects at Los Angeles’ Henson Recording Studios. It was then mastered in analogue at London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton.
There will also be a deluxe edition which will not only include the 36 tracks, a Blu-ray audio disc but also an exclusive 124-page book. Designed and edited by Simon Hilton, the book tells the stories of all 36 songs in Lennon and Ono’s words through archival and brand-new interviews with people who were involved in the creation of the songs.
“John was a brilliant man with a great sense of humour and understanding,” Ono writes in the book. “He believed in being truthful and that the power of the people will change the world. And it will. All of us have the responsibility to visualize a better world for ourselves and our children. The truth is what we create. It’s in our hands,” Hilton said.