John Lennon - Imagine (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:43 minutes | 930 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
John's first post-Beatles album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, had emerged in late 1970 to critical praise but only muted approval in the marketplace. The conclusions were, to him, pretty obvious. He might be a trail-blazer in all kinds of ways, but he was at heart a populist - an artist but also an entertainer. The task was to frame his deas in music that listeners loved and took inside their hearts Plastic Ono Band had been admired, but often from a distance. The role of the next album - the record that became Imagine - was an attempt for maximum communication offering hopes to the bleeding, battered world. On the musical level he certainly succeeded. Imagine is the best-loved album of his solo career, while its title track is perhaps his most revered. By contrast to its austere predecessor the new music had melodies in abundance, and colour and variety. It had flashes of broad humour and moments of absolute joy.