John Lennon - Imagine (1971) SQ Quadraphonic
Vinyl Rip @ 24/96 | FLAC 4 Channel (Computer Decoded) 4 X Mono FLAC 1.59GB | FLAC (SQ) Stereo 797MB | 4 Channel MLP 1.64GB | Artwork
Rapidshare/Hotfile | Rock | 1972 UK Apple/EMI pressing / Q4PAS 10004
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.